Data Centre investment – a strategic priority for Indian enterprises

Indian enterprises, especially small and medium businesses (SMBs), are going through a period of transformation, driven by the digital trends. The new wave, propelled by key initiatives like Digital India and Make in India, has brought optimism across all quarters. As a result investments in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have gone up. Not surprisingly, Data Centre has emerged as one of the key investment priorities of Indian enterprises in the recent years.

Datacenter: The strategic priority

Gartner revealed that Indian Data Centre infrastructure market will total $2 billion in 2016, a 5.2% increase from 2015. The growth is driven by the trends evolving around mobility and big data, according to Gartner. The avalanche of data flowing across enterprise networks has brought immense challenges to organisations. In today’s scenario, enterprises need a highly scalable storage platform that can bear any amount of data load at a given point of time. The Internet Data Centre and related infrastructure management services have emerged as the best way to address this dilemma.

With Internet Data Centres, enterprises can not only save the hardware and the maintenance, but also modernise their IT to meet the demands from competitive quarters. According to Gartner, storage modernisation and consolidation, email hosting, backup and recovery, security software, and disaster recovery are some of the key drivers to storage infrastructure growth. Services like Dedicated Servers, Virtual Servers, Shared Servers, and Colocation services deliver these capabilities to address the needs of modern enterprises.

Leading Data Centre providers in India are equipped with advanced technologies and robust colocation facilities in prime locations. They deliver Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) services encompassing every element of IT including servers, switches, firewalls, routers, racks, storage devices, telecom lines and other infrastructure components. With remote monitoring, they also eliminate the hurdles associated with hiring technical team in-house. In short, the DCIM has opened the path to an opex-based approach to IT management as opposed to the traditional capex model, eliminating the need to make large, upfront investments.

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