Ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­ity, a must for cloud adop­tion

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At a 30,000-feet level, the key tech­nol­ogy trend re­mains “ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­ity,” which en­com­passes both mo­bile and fixed broad­band. Such ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­ity is es­sen­tial for en­ter­prises as an en­abler for higher ef­fi­ciency and im­proved time-to-mar­ket, which re­sults in lower costs and more cost-ef­fec­tive ser­vices.

Some of the key needs and changes ex­pected among In­dian en­ter­prises mak­ing ICT pur­chases are so­lu­tions with im­proved price-per­for­mance; economies-of-scale through cloud in­te­gra­tion, and much more soft­ware de­fined ca­pa­bil­ity.

It’s in­creas­ingly about en­abling gamechang­ing busi­ness out­comes by fa­cil­i­tat­ing such ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­ity. The key tech­nol­ogy pieces in­clude:

In­tel­li­gent op­ti­cal and lean packet ca­pa­bil­i­ties to scale ex­po­nen­tially at lower cost than al­ter­na­tive ar­chi­tec­tures,

Soft­ware au­toma­tion and or­ches­tra­tion to speed and cost-re­duce oper­a­tions, and

Bet­ter net­work in­te­gra­tion with the data cen­ter, trans­form­ing con­nect, com­pute, and store into a pro­gram­mable plat­form for a va­ri­ety of new ser­vices.

The var­i­ous “dig­i­tal” themes are ad­mit­tedly at a rel­a­tively young state within In­dia. How­ever, the growth is also sig­nif­i­cantly faster than most other mar­kets. For ex­am­ple, In­dia has be­come one of the faster mar­kets in Asia where en­ter­prises are adopt­ing cloud ser­vices. This fast adop­tion, will only be pos­si­ble by the con­tin­ued avail­abil­ity of “ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­ity”.

The var­i­ous “dig­i­tal” themes are ad­mit­tedly at a rel­a­tively young state within In­dia. How­ever, the growth is also sig­nif­i­cantly faster than most other mar­kets. For ex­am­ple, In­dia has be­come one of the faster mar­kets in Asia where en­ter­prises are adopt­ing cloud ser­vices. This fast adop­tion will only be pos­si­ble by the con­tin­ued avail­abil­ity of “ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­ity”.

Fu­ture-proof­ing ICT so­lu­tions in­volve a com­bi­na­tion of com­pre­hen­sive so­lu­tions that are flex­i­ble, dy­namic and soft­ware-de­fined, so that they’re mal­leable to the evolv­ing needs of the cus­tomer. By hav­ing a more de­pend­able net­work en­ter­prises know that they can count on their net­work, and there­fore lever­age the ben­e­fits of vir­tu­al­iz­ing key func­tions for their busi­ness oper­a­tions.

There are many so­lu­tions avail­able in the mar­ket to­day. How­ever, ap­pro­pri­ate due-dili­gence is key in dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing run-of-the-mill so­lu­tions from those that will bring real eco­nomic ben­e­fits in terms of cost-sav­ings, re­duced timeto-mar­ket, and new rev­enue gen­er­a­tion en­ablers.

In­dia Country Man­ager, Ciena

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