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Service-Oriented Data Centers are Rapidly Evolving in India

Data Centre India 2017 International Conference ended on a high note with delegates and participants being upbeat.

The fourth Data Centre India 2017 International Conference ended on a high note with delegates and participants being upbeat. Organized by Bharat Exhibitions, this event had the support of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), and COAI.

According to Gartner, the current data center market in India is valued at USD 2.2 billion, and is expected to touch USD 4.5 billion mark by 2018. Main drivers for this increase are growth in data and digital intelligent devices, digitalization and also the government’s Digital India campaign. With the increase in demand, it is become even more important for the data centers to continue to evolve.

The theme of the conference was, The DC of tomorrow: service-oriented, software-defined and data-centric and it focused on tracing the importance of various aspects of next generation data centers and virtual cloud based data center. The first panel discussion was on the topic of Maintaining Data Center Standards and its importance in the digital era impact of network functions virtualization.

The guest of honor, Neeta Verma, director general, National Informatics Center, MeitY kicked off the panel discussion by bringing to the forefront the potential data centers have for a market like India and how they are useful for the business. She asserted, “Data centers are going to grow, data centers will have a lot of requirements but perhaps the operations of data centers will continue to evolve. So be ready for agility and be ready to transforming the business.” She concluded by saying that forums like these are very useful in times such as now as they give an expert view on what is happening in the sphere and also a preview of what is expected to come.

All the panel members agreed that in the times to come the need for data centers will continue to skyrocket. Commenting on the same lines, Manoj Tandon, general manager (OSS/BSS/data center), RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. said, “As the name suggests, data centers need to be at the center of business and processes. There is great shift happening in terms of thinking and there are some projects that are in the pipeline that are forcing us to back to the drawing board and revaluate.” He also mentioned that they are looking at expanding their spending on data centers in the coming months and hence it has become imperative for them to look at the cost efficiencies and agility.

Addressing the concerns regarding privacy and security Dr Satyamoorti Sivasubramanian, global chief of security, India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel Limited, said, “Currently we adopt standard processes for our managing our data center securely”.

Addressing the theme about service oriented data centers, Pawas Agrawal, general manager and CISO, Aircel Limited, said “Combining the traditional and cloud-based approach, one can have a new system, which is more service-oriented data Centers and these have already started evolving”.

The panel discussion was moderated by Harnath Babu, CIO, KPMG India and all the members of the panel expressed that cyber security was an area of concern for them. This session was followed by a technical discussion – Unlock Your Data Center’s Potential and the discussion revolved around increased consumption of video and media-rich content and dominance of cloud and mobile applications.                                                

BSNL, Intel, Suse, SanDisk, Data Center Group, and Anritsu were the sponsors of this event

The fourth Data Centre India 2017 International Conference offered a 360 degree view of disruptive trends in data center infrastructure and services and gave a sneak peep into what we can expect in the times to come.

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