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Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure Summit 2021: India

Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure Summit 2021: India

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At a time when India is generating colossal volumes of data with its 600 million+ active internet users, Tradepass hosted the country’s first mega-scale datacentre and cloud conference, i.e., Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure Summit (DCCI) 2021: India, virtually on 23 – 24 November.

The conference was one of a kind for the country, as it hosted 700+ datacentre and cloud professionals on a single virtual platform including the C-suite executives from the leading organizations across India and the top officials from the Government of Telangana, Ministry of External Affairs, National Payments Corporation of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Bombay Stock Exchange, NITI Aayog and many others.

Even CISCO took the center stage during the conference and gave an insightful talk on the ‘multi-cloud landscape, whereas Panduit had its own exclusive virtual exhibition booth to showcase their data centre and cloud-oriented solutions.

Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, the Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Government of Telangana, said: “Amazon Web Services (AWS), they have created 3 mega data centres in Telangana, which are in their standards the largest ever. They are investing close to US$2.7 billion. In fact, this is the biggest FDI Telangana state has received after its formation”.

Uma Chauhan, Senior Director and Scientist G, MeitY, Government of India, added: “As you are all aware, the way data is growing in India, we need more and more data centres. The present capacity of the data centres is not sufficient enough for the next five years. So, as per the reports, the data which is available with us, the total present capacity for the datacentres right now is 447 megawatts and it is assumed that the datacentre capacity is going to grow 3 times by the year 2025.”

The conference highlighted the latest developments in the Indian data centre and cloud industry and stated the recent stance of the government in the development of the sector. By and large, DCCI 2021: India was filled with insightful presentations, knowledge-packed fireside chats and panel discussions, that witnessed the participation of some leading thought leaders and the best-in-class experts from the industry.

Some of the most pressing topics from the conference included:

  • Data sovereignty in the age of cloud computing
  • Data centre in a 5G enabled world
  • Cloud Security
  • Data centres and Cloud powering India’s digital economy boom

Neeraj Sinha, Senior Advisor, Niti Aayog, said: “In November 2020, the government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT had released a draft policy which will give the data centre sector, infrastructure status. Now, some firms in the sector expect that the status won’t be awarded in the next 5 years.”

Sudhir Jena, CEO of Tradepass, said: “Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure Summit (DCCI) 2021: India gave a future road map concerning the nation’s datacentre and cloud industry. It also facilitated networking between the public and private sector, including the key stakeholders from the industry and that was the most pressing need of the hour, to say the least”.

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