How do you see the evolution of datacenters to what it is today - the datacenter tipping point and how it changed the IT infrastructure market?
Earlier businesses would purchase their own infrastructure and operate an in-house corporate datacenter to support and run their business. But, with increasing need for uptime of near zero downtime the cost for redundant infrastructure would increase multi-fold and making managing datacenters unviable. Secondly, outages can cost a company millions of dollars in losses. Loss of data can derail them completely – in fact, according to National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), USA, 93% of companies that faced a disaster exceeding ten or more days filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.
Hence, it is my belief that in the next 24 to 48 months 70% of in-house datacenters in India will move their infrastructure into large format datacenters providing near zero downtime. Alternatively, most of the CIOs will also consider cloud as an alternative as it eliminates the issues such as hardware refresh, annual maintenance costs, scalability issues, and challenges of resource optimization. This will reduce the need for servers, storage from an end-user perspective and focus shall move to large format providers who shall build the infrastructure for customers in the data center for colocation and cloud in the form of public, private, hybrid or community cloud.
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