No doubt, the scale of data center operations continues to ascend in India with the strong demand for IT services both from domestic and international market also remains unabated. In recent years, the Indian IT industry thrives phenomenally even during the economic slowdown, resulting in data explosion in a very large scale. In addition to IT industry, growing Internet population, existence of second largest wireless network and renewed banking sector have all contributed immensely to the growth of data explosion in India and thus flaring the need for data centers.
The growth in demand for data center in India is based on three broad factors:
Growing Business Needs: With domestic companies aiming to extend market reach beyond Indian boundary and multinational companies looking to penetrate further in India to establish new markets, the need to focus on one’s core competencies and stay competitive is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, in the trend of the soaring energy and real estate costs, organizations are emphasizing on reducing carbon footprint and cost reduction, and aiming to migrate a large portion of capex to opex. As a result, large scale data is being generated, urging the need for disaster recovery planning and adoption of green practices. These business strategies have encouraged organizations to leverage datacenters in India.
Connectivity: Exponential usage of the Internet, improved communication infrastructure, rapid adoption of mobile devices and smartphones and the popularity of social media are primary contributors for e-commerce business growth in India. This means data explosion is unavoidable; however, it can be securely stored in datacenters.
Technology: Companies’ soaring adoption of virtualization and cloud technologies in order for reducing costs and optimize infrastructure have led to an increase in demand for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PasS).