Digital Information in India to Grow Twice Faster Than Worldwide Trend: EMCBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The study disclosed the fact that digital information in India is expected to grow 40,000 petabytes to 2.3 million petabytes between now and the year 2020. The findings of ‘The Digital Universe in India’ sponsored by EMC, provider of information infrastructure technology, reported that India’s 2010 requirement for digital information equals information stored in 2.5 billion iPads of 16GB.
In order to satisfy customer challenges in SMB (small and medium business), SOHO (small office, home office) and consumer segments to store, protect and manage digital information, EMC will roll out its private cloud strategy in India and globally in partnership with the local companies so that customers can move quickly toward private cloud computing environments and achieve new levels of efficiency and control.
“The digital information explosion will create significant challenges for India’s CIOs and IT managers for two reasons. First, enterprises have responsibility for the storage, protection and management of 80 per cent of the digital universe’s data, and this liability will only increase as social networking and Web 2.0 technologies continue to impact the enterprise,” said Manoj Chugh, President, EMC India and SAARC and Director of Global Accounts for EMC Asia Pacific & Japan.
He further added that the huge need for digital information will create a significant market opportunity in India over the next decade. That’s why EMC continues to invest to scale its operations as a part of its previously announced USD 2 billion investment plan through 2014.
Locally, EMC recently tied up with leading Indian IT service companies Wipro Technologies for its FluidState Datacenter and HCL Infosystems for its O”Zone cloud computing infrastructure. EMC employs over 3,500 people collectively and serves more than 1,500 customers across 90 cities in India.
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