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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Infrastructure As A Service - Cloud Computing In India

Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS) is the latest buzz in these times of capex cuts across organizations.

IAAS is a Cloud Computing concept, where the Infrastructure is available as a virtualized resource and is scalable as per the requirement of the user.

Recession hit companies, that have tight budgets for their expansion plans are seriously exploring the IAAS concept, as it provides them with the much needed infrastructure at zero Capex.

Recently, Indian Telecom Major Tata Communications announced that it will offer Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS) to Indian enterprises on a pay-per-use basis. Tata Communications is partnering with NetApp to provide these services.

NetApp has upgraded its ONTAP 7G and GX versions and came up with a robust ONTAP offering for the new age enterprise cloud computing needs.

Tata Communications provides the choice of time slots when the customer can use the infrastructure facilities.

Tata focuses on the Small & Medium Enterprise space, as the SMEs are the segment with Capex constraints. Further, SMEs need generic services with least customization.

As of date, only 5 percent enterprises have adopted cloud computing. However, over 40 percent of Indian enterprises are looking at adopting cloud computing services over the coming days.

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