Come November 18, South Mumbai will be a hive of activity.
Data centers and cloud are the pillars of digitalization. They command attention as they form a critical part of India’s digital infrastructure. India, with its considerable opportunity is consuming digital in a big way.
It is also one of the major factors driving India’s data center market growth. Due to increased data generation, there will be a demand for huge storage facilities as many small and medium-sized businesses have adopted cloud and big data.
The migration of traditional service offerings to cloud-based platforms by government agencies is also one of the major driving factors of India data center market growth.
The Government of India’s Digital India initiative, and increased investments by data center service providers were significant contributors to the market investment over the last two years. This is expected to grow more.
W.Media South Asia’s second edition of Cloud & Data Center Convention Awards will be a forum where the industry’s who’s who will gather together for a day and where enterprise users and industry experts will come together to share their insights and opinions on data center projects and hyperscale cooling innovations.
The day will kick off with a panel discussion talking about the challenges and opportunities for India’s data centers in the face of meteoric growth in demand.
As Girish Kamath, Business Developer – Data Center, Hilti India says:
“With India poised to be a trillion dollar digital economy in next 3 years, data centers will be the backbone for digital technologies such as cloud computing, AI, big data analytics and IoT. To catch up with the exponential rise in demand for data center, Construction industry has also evolved with new age technology to optimize the construction process. Digital India shall be a perfect destination for innovation & disruptive technologies.”
Additionally, with 5G and IoT, cloud adoption is set to grow. Surajit Chatterjee, Managing Director, Data Centre Group states:
“India’s hunger for data consumption, 5G adoption and increased usage of cloud is only set to grow going forward. We are at the most fascinating intersection of ‘new age’ infra buildout and Data Centres will act as a fulcrum to Digital India. According to a JLL report published on Sep 2022, the data center industry capacity is to double by 2024 to 1318 MW.”
Further, India is witnessing rapid digitalization driven by the growth of e-commerce, content creation, and cloud adoption, all of which mandates a strong data center infrastructure. Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director, Princeton Digital Group, India says:
“This growth is also compounded by the government’s push for digital adoption and requires a strong backbone of internet infrastructure particularly data centers. As a leading Pan-Asia data center operator, we are focused on delivering sustainable, hyperscale grade capacity at global standards to deliver digital growth. Our continued track record of delivering on our commitments is a key factor that makes PDG the partner of choice for hyperscalers in India.”
The conversations will be followed by W.Media Mumbai Cloud & Datacenter Awards is the region’s flagship awards programme, which recognises achievements and excellence across all mission critical technology sectors. It honours the Herculean efforts put in by companies, as well as thought leaders, in ensuring that our daily lives continue in a streamlined manner. These awards are spread across 15 categories.
W.Media’s Mumbai CDC is an attempt to bring all the data center solutions providers, cloud service providers as well as other stakeholders to come together and discuss ways in which digitalisation can meaningfully move forward. Since 2018, W.Media’s industry following has grown exponentially across Asia Pacific. IT and Data Center Professionals from established and emerging markets have poured forward in tens of thousands to network and learn through W.Media’s platforms.