Data Centers in India Comes of Age
With enterprises facing issues such as manpower retention, deployment of complex applications thus causing
issues like 24x7 monitoring, security, business continuity, etc. along with the growing need to provide quality
services both to customers and employees, outsourcing IT infrastructure has become a key driver for survival.
With its rapidly growing economy, today India is one of the major providers of Data center hosting services,
including both shared hosting and feature packed dedicated hosting services. India was the first country to
provide cost-effective and customer oriented data center to meet the demands of organizations both big and
small. According to Gartner, "The total data center capacity in India is expected to reach 5.1 million square feet by
2012 and is projected to grow 31 percent from 2007 to 2012
Data centers in India provide varied advantages in comparison to services provided by other countries. The
primary advantage of using a data center in India is the amount of resources and control available to you, the
customer. Data center in India provides companies a competitive edge with its large qualified workforce, high
network connectivity, complete stability, seamless security, utmost reliability and round the clock customer
support apart from managed services, expertise across the floor and strategic alliance.
A previous IDC India study on the data centre market opportunity covering six cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai,
Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore pointed out that while the captive market will grow only at a CAGR 16%, third party
data centre market will grow at 35% in the next 2 years.
The study also revealed that an increasing number of companies in these cities will opt for third party data center
owing to benefits such as cost in terms of power, skills, real estate, availability of power and skill and maintenance
of industry standards and accreditations.
Data Centers in India provide the following range of services:
1. Co-location services - Offer a completely secured, perfect environment for reliable connection to the
customer's mission critical data. This includes floor space and rack units for companies to place any e-
business infrastructure of their own choice. You pay on basis of usage of racks and k units it utilizes. This
saves customers money on deploying, maintaining and running their own data centers.
2. Dedicated Server Services - Is renting a server with OS of customer's choice. There are two types of
dedicated servers available today: Managed Dedicated Servers and Unmanaged Dedicated Servers. This
solution totally reduces the cost of ownership towards the purchase of computer hardware and
software's by the customer.
3. Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery (BCP/DR) - Don't lose data due to a disaster, whether
natural or man-made. Respond to disasters in a systematic manner with a business continuity disaster
recovery plan in place, you can retrieve lost data swiftly and smoothly, thus protecting your business
against unpredictable losses.
4. Backup Solutions - Data is your most critical Business Asset! You have to protect it. Data centers provide
advanced, dependable and a comprehensive range of data backup and storage solutions to protect your
5. Robust Messaging and Collaboration- A hosted email solution is what you need. Whatever you're
looking for support on bulk mailing or for mailboxes with high storage capacity for your end-users or
even an email security service that will stop spam, Data Centers do it all!
6. Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) - Improve operating margins with cost-effective data center
services and solutions, enhance operational coverage and service desk to 24x7 across all time zones.
7. Cloud Computing - A comprehensive cloud ecosystem to power up the customer's business, by giving
you greater control over your infrastructure and saving costs, cloud hosting services manage to simplify
and scale up business without investing in physical infrastructure.
Data Centers in India are state-of-the-art Dedicated Server hosting and server co-location facilities that provide
the essential security, speed and reliability to get you online faster and ensure your servers are up and running
safely at all times.
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