Indian Data Center Industry remains unfazed by Recession
How do you see the Indian data centre industry growing, especially during the times of recession?
The Indian data center industry has been growing at around 35% CAGR. With the current slowdown in the Indian and global economy, companies are exploring various options to cut costs without compromising on the performance of their IT systems. We see slowdown as a catalyst for data center demand because by hosting in specialized datacenters like Ctrl S, customers would get the twin benefit of cost saving and management of mission-critical infrastructure by an expert.
What are the key verticals that are driving the growth?
The key sectors driving the growth of Indian data center industry are Banking, Financial services, Insurance, Telco’s, Information Technology and Media.
What are the trends you see in the Indian data center industry?
The Indian data center industry is passing through an interesting phase. Data centers are looking to adopt green measures like virtualization, efficient cooling, green rated equipments, etc. to increase the efficiency of the data centers and at the same time decrease the power bill in an environment-friendly way. For instance, at Ctrl S, by implementing new design and green measures, we have decreased the operating cost by 25% and increased the data center utilization by 25%.
What is the importance of data storage and security?
Data is the lifeblood of organizations today and they are dependent on data to run their business. Hence, storing the data safely and maintaining it becomes all the more critical. The data center bridges the gap between data storage and security. At Ctrl S, we have implemented six-zone security system which safeguards the mission-critical data of our customers.
What kind of growth you are experiencing?
We have a very positive outlook for the data center industry as organizations require specialized data center players like Ctrl S to meet their requirements of scalability and flexibility to meet their expansion and growth requirements.
Any partners you are working with?
We have tied up partners across India who are reputed System Integrators and Independent Software Vendors. The idea is to build an ecosystem around the customer through partners and leveraging combined strengths of one another to deliver an end-to-end and cost-effective solution.
What are the solutions offered by Ctrl S Datacenters?
Ctrl S datacenters is into the business of managing complete IT infrastructure and applications of enterprises, Co-location, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. For instance, one of the leading media companies has outsourced its complete IT infrastructure and services to Ctrl S. This enabled them to focus on their core business without having to worry about IT and also resulted in significant savings for them. We have also provisioned high-density hosting rack space for some our existing customers from Telecom and BFSI verticals.
Give some details on Ctrl S datacenters receiving Rs.250-crore equity funding?
In today’s scenario, the top 1,000 enterprises in India need a datacenter which could give them the triple benefit of tailor-made world-class infrastructure, multiple connectivity options and, more importantly, scalability on demand. Ctrl S is addressing the same by adding 5,00,000 sft of Tier IV data center space across the major cities in India. We are now hopeful of meeting the existing and potential customers demand for more and more capacity. This infrastructure will help customers reduce costs, complexities and increase efficiencies in deploying and maintaining IT infrastructure.