Data Centers: Upping the Ante
Propelled by digitalization, the Indian data center market is likely to touch $4.5 billion mark by 2018 from $2.2 billion currently, according to Gartner
In the APAC region, India is the second-fastest growing market, with the Government’s Digital India campaign and the rising proliferation of data and digital intelligent devices driving the growth in the data center market.
There are two models for data centers: colocation services (captive model) and managed hosting services (outsourced model). These days a lot of data centers prefer outsourced model as no capex, operational costs are required for running them.
We zeroed in on some of the prominent data center organizations in India:
Netmagic Solutions: The company is dubbed as the leading managed hosting and cloud services provider. Netmagic, which is a part of NTT Communications, has over 150 data centers all over the world. The company claims to have multilevel security systems and top of the line FM-200 fire detection, alarm and suppression systems. Netmagic provides solutions for applications running on-premise captive DC, a third-party hosted/co-located private cloud, third party public clouds, or a combination of any of the above.
Set up in 2000, it manages IT infrastructure for over 2,000 enterprise customers with more than 10,000 devices under management and eight world-class data centers in Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Noida (Delhi).
CtrlS Datacenter: CtrlS’ Mumbai data center is Asia’s largest and India’s only Tier 4 data center. Besides, its data centers are located in Hyderabad and Delhi. The company claims to have the highest rating for a data center with respect to security, performance, disaster management and server uptime.
Compliant with ISO 20000-1, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301, CtrlS also keeps an eye to make green data centers. Global telecom majors, top Indian lenders and multinational conglomerates form some of its customer base.
The complete ICT solutions and services company Sify turned out to be the first company to set up its own data center in India. Its telecom network today connects 43 data centers all over the country, including Sify’s 6 Tier-3 data centers in the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.
It has over 3,000 enterprise level clients from departments of banking, finance, telecommunication and insurance. The data center and cloud services help to bring IT infrastructure, operations, storage and management under one roof.
Reliance Data Center: Reliance Data Center is a part of Reliance Communications. The data center spreads across 6,50,000 square feet of hosting space and owns and operates nine level three data centers at multiple locations.
It owns nine Internet datacenters and has a total hosting space of around 2,56,000 sq. ft. At present, Reliance manages over 25,000 servers on a daily basis and has 350 firewalls.
These data centers are across 52 other countries, including US, UK Mid-East and Asia Pacific through flag Telecom.
A green field data center company, Pi offers customized solutions with infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, disaster recovery as a service and host of other cloud enabled product and services.
It is in the process of developing a modular 5 lakh square feet built areas, tier 4 data center, spanning across 10 acres at Amravati in Andhra Pradesh
The Amaravati data center would be the first Software Defined Strategic Data Center (SDDC) globally that would use open stack virtualization framework to deliver computing, storage, and networking experience.
BSNL-SIS DATACENTER HYDERABAD
BSNL-SIS datacenter Hyderabad was set up to form four disaster equipped data centers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Cherthala and Hyderabad.
It offers colocation services, hosting, managed hosting, cloud computing and has the expertise to develop customer’s own IDC.
All its data centers are Tier III and TIA 942 certified and are in accordance with ISO 20001 and ISO 27001 protocols.
The data centers come embedded with pre-action Dry Pipe fire suppression system with computer controlled early smoke detection monitoring.
GPX GLOBAL SYSTEMS INC.
GPX Global Systems was set up in August 2002, with the objective to design, own, and operate carrier neutral Internet Data Centres (IDCs) in markets of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and South Asia regions.
It offers sophisticated solutions to keep hackers at bay. All the data centers are installed with FM 200 fire suppression systems.
GPX offers Uptime Institute certified Tier4 design infrastructures and environments along with ‘true’ carrier neutrality in Mumbai.
Established in 1996, Web Werks offers backup storage solutions, disaster recovery services, work area recovery, CDN services, etc.
The company has inked deals with over 1,000 companies globally to offer services that could help enterprises build, develop and upkeep their presence on the web world.
Web Werks’ data centers banks upon security and reliability. They offer their customers to choose from their five hosting services. The data centers claims to provide 99.9% server uptime. Its two data centers are located in Mumbai and the third one is in Pune.