While AICTE joined hands with Microsoft to bring the latter cloud solutions to technical colleges across the nation, HP declared its HP Converged Cloud in Mumbai, soon after the service was launched in the U.S. Cloud helps deliver IT services to retrieve resources from the Internet through web-based tools and applications, instead of direct connection to a server. The company has set up maximum private clouds in the country. Converged cloud combines traditional, private, public and managed clouds. Hp believes that cloud offerings will further drive India revenues and the $2-3 billion cloud market of India is expected to grow by 30-33 percent per year.
Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India, said, “The cloud market is worth $69 billion globally and cloud contributes 0.5% of the total ICT spend in India. This is despite the general perception that cloud has not yet caught up in India. With our new converged cloud solution,we are expecting mass-scale cloud adoption in India, by simplifying the process of cloud adoption for SMEs.”
Santanu Ghose, Country Head- Converge Infrastructure Solutions, HP, said, “We are seeing significant cloud adoption in India from segments such as IT/ITeS, healthcare, education and retail. The recently launched 4G will also push cloud adoption as it will provide for converged flow of big data.”
A Deloitte TMT report has recently revealed that the Indian cloud computing services market is estimated to grow at CAGR of 76 percent from 2010 to $15-18 billion by 2020. This growth is mainly due to enterprises using virtualized cloud and also due to its adoption by SMB and individual users.
HP has partnered with Microsoft and Avaya and also set global fund for companies looking to adopt cloud. HP’s public cloud has been slate for May 10 launch, allowing developers to deploy services within minutes and also pay just for the resources used. Alongside, HP Cloud Services will introduce a private beta, too. HP will also be announcing its channel partner for Mumbai, soon.
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