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Amazon Web services launched its data center in Mumbai

India: Amazon Web Services, the leading company in the public cloud market has introduced first data center infrastructure in Mumbai, India. In addition, companies such as IBM, Microsoft had already set up their data centers in India.

Andy Jassy, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amazon Web Services said that the data center would focus to cater banking and healthcare sector in India. As well, the company is looking to work with the Government of India (GoI) on Digital India Initiative.

In India, out of top 100 start-ups in India, around 89 start-up companies were hosted on Amazon Web Services. Also, large enterprises such as Hungama, NDTV, Ola, Macmillan Publishers India, STAR India, Tata Motors, Hike,, Bombay Stock Exchange, Future Group, Infosys, Cognizant, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, Freshdesk, Lupin Pharmaceuticals and many others are using cloud platform offered by the company.

TechSci Research depicts that by increasing public cloud computing market in India, the demand of the data centers is also expected to increase due to increased focus of the companies towards data security issues.

According to the recent report published by TechSci Research, India Cloud Computing Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, India Cloud Computing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 22% during 2015-2020. Increased government spending on National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) and various e-governance portals, coupled with growing acceptance of cloud services in SME segment is expected to drive the market for cloud computing. SaaS is set to top the charts as the largest cloud service segment, occupying over 40% share in the market by 2020. However, cloud services are likely to face stiff challenges pertaining to data security, vendor lock-in period and less availability of quality IT hardware infrastructure in semi-urban regions across the country.

Cloud computing technology offers tremendous cost benefits over traditional in-house systems for data storage. However, migrating to cloud is marred with its own set of challenges such as incompatibility with legacy systems and data security issues. However, the adoption of cloud computing services in India is gaining attraction, with increasing participation expected to be witnessed from both private as well as government sector coupled with rising adoption of cloud services in large business setups as well as small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).

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