Data Centres in India
India is rapidly becoming a digital country. The large number of internet users using active mobile data or Wi-Fi is going to increase further in the coming years. With the government of India supporting online transaction of money via the “digital India” campaign, the high speed limit will come to 5G from 4G. This leaves a huge demand for data centres.
Data centre is an extremely critical and important component for any company to store their crucial business data and applications. A data centre is designed to give a website a secure server page. India is now catching up with the global trends as far as data centres are concerned.
Why are data centres so much in demand?
Cloud computing is now accepted as a fundamental part of any company as a part of their business strategy. It is essential for upcoming and growing businesses because it addresses to long-standing challenges such as the total cost of ownership and to retain experienced engineers.
The government of India has made it mandatory for all multi-national companies to keep a copy of their consumer data on local servers within India. Maintaining data on local servers is important because it is necessary for data localisation and data protection. Even the social media companies, payments and wallets services, e-commerce websites and other online websites that have their head offices overseas with Indian customers will have to maintain local data centres.
The entry of international cloud-based service providers who do not want to build their data centres here is another reason for the demand. For example, we saw that Alibaba, a cloud-giant, set up its first data centre in in Mumbai in January, 2018 and will get more data centres around India by this year.
The introduction of digital India meant the digitization of citizen data and public records. The inclusion of this meant a vast amount of data in digital form. It is mandatory for this data to be securely stored because it involves the entire nation. The digitalizing process called KYC (Know Your Customer) is also increasing the volume of online data.
With more affordable data plans, more and more users are consuming the online services of these large websites and that is why all huge platforms for social media, e-commerce websites, online streaming services are backed by huge data centres so as to allow all the data stored in them to be safe and secure.
All companies and enterprises have an option of developing their own in-house data centres but that is considered and expensive option as data centres need to be upgraded constantly. But companies prefer the hybrid model which is a mix of the in-house data centre and the local one. This model is very popular in India and other countries.