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A 3 Minute Guide To Understand Data Centres And Why Your Business Needs One

A 3 Minute Guide To Understand Data Centres

Look at Industries globally and you’ll find that they too have caught the novel Coronavirus – or at least its financial impact, with an estimated contraction of 5.2% in global GDP in 2020 according to Global Economic Prospects. The most affected industries include IT Services, Manufacturing, Travel & Tourism, Financial Services, Mining, and Construction, with declining rates of up to 23% between April and June 2020. The pandemic, on the other hand, gave a huge boost to internet services and digital transformation worldwide with a significant part of the industries and companies that have started working and collaborating from home.

With such a condition a demand for data centers has gone up as technologies working remotely are playing a crucial role in keeping companies functional in this pandemic. The emergence of a new business environment in the wake of COVID-19 boosted the cloud services and digitization as companies modernize their digital infrastructure with an improved way of working.

But what is a Data Center? A data center is a physical space where organizations can store their hyper-distributed data, within a safe and secure facility with dedicated and reliable power, and network transmission. Currently, large enterprises process millions of bytes of information every day – both in the form of structured and unstructured data, and need a partner to securely host them. Many firms also prefer to shift cloud-based applications to data centers, minimizing the cost of running an in-house server and its maintenance.

To meet the constant demand for instant access, data centers are expected to run 24/7, which needs real-time monitoring of infrastructure, equipment upgrades, power distribution, air handling, and much more. Better infrastructure protection necessitates both the provision of security from internal threats and data breach. To stop this data leak, data centers are adopting increased security at the infrastructure layer that gives a more fine-grained approach, along with greater agility and adaptation. Lookout for reasons why companies should choose the hyperscale data center services:

  1. Higher Margins: Datacenter services allow enterprises to modify solutions to help them avail service efficiencies and scale costs. Datacenters provide companies with an optimum solution that requires fewer systems or less storage space for service users to achieve marginal growth.
  2. Data Storage and Management: Data Centers always push their horizons of tangible capacity to meet present and future requirements of Data Security and Availability. With new ways of data management companies can leverage cloud storage capabilities that help them to maximize resources and covering ways to improve them.
  3. Safety and Recovery: Quick disaster recovery in the shortest turnaround time plays a vital role in a data center environment. Along with the virtual security of the data, data center sketches a comprehensive plan on the infrastructure, potential threats, and asset for backup and recovery of your data.
  4. Data Space Management: Maintaining a physical server is a burden on budget and manpower. Utilizing an off-site data center gives tremendous flexibility, to add selective space as needed, allowing businesses to pay for only space and resources when they need it.
  5. Expert’s advice:It’s easier and agile when you let experts handle and monitor your company data. An expert at data center collect organizes and distributes your company data for agile and centralized data delivery and maintenance.

Considered a best-in-class hosting infrastructure and the first Rated 4 Datacenter in India, CtrlS chooses to take data center services an extra mile with:

  • Over 20,000 racks and 200MW of power spread across major Indian metro cities
  • World’s First LEED Platinum V4 O+M Certified that is planned for decades of operational sustainability at zero downtime for uninterrupted support to manage operations 24*7*365.
  • Solar based Hyperscale data centers for energy efficiency, reducing operational cost and carbon footprint
  • India’s only 100% Quake Proof setup for better disaster management.
  • Cloud hosting services, hyper-scale hosting, and auditing the datacenters as per established benchmarking.

The global Data Center Security market expects to scale at USD 20.19 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 14.70. Whereas Data Center Service market is expected to grow by USD 3.35 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 15%. Data centers, now and in upcoming years will continue to play a vital role in the ingestion, computation, managed storage, and management of information. Experience how CtrlS datacenters provide businesses utmost security without interruption of mission-critical infrastructure with optimized cost.

Four-point guide on why should you know your data center

Four-point guide on why should you know your data center

A document, an image and a video, everything is a form of data.

McKinsey’s report on data describes it as an asset beyond our imagination. Indeed. The humongous data that surrounds us are key to fuelling business growth.

More the data, more the concern and trust factors. Unfortunately, the current wfh scenario has made data more vulnerable to theft and cyberattacks than ever. The most critical asset can only be protected by a secure data centre. Yet, the growing demand for data centers poses a question.

You are entrusting your mission-critical systems and asset with an unknown service provider. How well do you know them? Or do you know your data center at all?

Let us help with the four-point guide.

1. Type of data centre
Data centers could be off or on-premise. Cloud data centres are off-premise locations where data is hosted on any of the public cloud or on AWS, Microsoft Azure, or IBM Cloud.

Enterprise data centers, Managed services data centers and colocation data centers are on-premise where data is stored in a physical location.

Enterprise data centers are owned by an enterprise and are built within the dedicated campuses. On the other hand, managed service data centers are managed by a third-party service provider which rent or lease the storage infrastructure from the owners. The fourth type is called Colocation data centers where infrastructure is shared by multiple parties. Hosting, security facilities, speed, and firewalls are shared between the occupants.

2. Physical location
The physical location of data centres is of utmost importance to data management and security.

The best services have facilities for in-country or local data centres where implementation becomes seamless. Single data centres are prone to risks. Security, bandwidth, speed and risk mitigation becomes critical in such an environment. Also, the intended customer experience cannot be yielded by single data centre solutions.

3. Infrastructure facility and certification
A data centre must adhere to standard ANSI/TIA-942 certification to ensure compliance and is vital in protecting the hosted systems.

Based on infrastructure complexity and redundancy, data centers are classified into four; tier1, tier2, tier3 and tier4.

The most basic of all is tier 1 which is designed for small businesses. With a single path of power and cooling and minimal or no redundant components, tier 1 has an uptime of 99.671%.

Tier 2 data center offers an uptime of 99. 741% with redundant components including USP systems and generators for cooling. Tier 3 is designed for enterprises which require high security and seamless end-user experience. 99.982% uptime and multiple distribution paths ensure seamless data access and management.

Tier 4 or the most secure infrastructure ensures total protection from data theft and mismanagement. It offers round the clock monitoring without disruption with 99.995% uptime.

4. Credibility & Expertise
If all the above points are convincing enough, credibility and expertise of the service provider must be the deciding factors for choosing a data centre.

How reliable is the service provider to protect and safeguard your data?. Do they have proven experience? How much have they delivered and how much have they helped their clients are needed to build trust.

CtrlS being India’s only Rated 4 data centre has always ensured to surpass client expectations. Our Hyperscale data centers assure uninterrupted power supply, 100% network availability, ISO 27001 and 20000-1 certified security policies, 99.995% uptime with scalability on-demand and faster completion.

Does your data center have the same to offer?
Get in touch. Our experts are ever ready to help you provide the best suitable data centre solution.

 

Datacenters In Global Pandemic – Defining New Strategy & Redefining Operations To Maintain Availability

Datacenters In Global Pandemic - Defining New Strategy & Redefining Operations To Maintain Availability

After months and multiple phases of lockdown, businesses across every geography are grappling with the new normal and re-opening of office space. Yet, a recent report by Bitglass points out that the majority of employees and leaders in the US and EU continue to root for work from home (about 84%). But are businesses ready with the secure access and infrastructure for remote working?

With the start of lockdown, IT has been trailblazing the world of collaboration, striving to make its entire breadth of services available for the remote workforce, spread around the globe. With the possible continuation of remote work for many, companies will continue establishing new practices and tools to upend the pre-existing IT infrastructure.

However, not everything can be “Remoted” – especially mission-critical facilities like Data Centers.
Besides the given factor of their non-transferrable infra support like power-grid access, security protocols, backups, etc., one has to consider the sheer volume of highly complex workloads managed by such facilities. But, given the surge in remote work, every byte of organizational data must be managed and secured, now more than ever before.

So, what are Datacenter Providers upto?

  • First priority, which by now has translated to an established SOP for most, has been to re-examine data center operation strategy from the purview of COVID-19.
  • The second and current priority is rebalancing Hyperscale data center services, ensuring uninterrupted access, and how the services continue to evolve as the pandemic progresses.

How CtrlS, India’s leading Rated4 Data Center provider is addressing these –

1 – COVID-19 data center operation strategy

Disruption in IT operations was the reality during the first wave of lockdown. Quick-action to maintain uptime and client business continuity, and parallel ensuring on-prem staff safety, was the need of the hour.

To ensure safety and maintain social distancing norms, about 67% of the CtrlS workforce was sent home for remote functioning, as 33% (those in charge of mission-critical IT assists) remained at the facilities, under rigorous safety protocols. Every entry-point hosted no-contact temperature scanning and isolation areas, with employees screened for body temperature and other symptoms.

Today, the same continues as SOP, with masks, gloves, and PPE suits provisioned for everyone working in datacenters. Teams are provided dedicated operational cabins for social distancing and announcements over PA systems for limited face-to-face interactions. Besides these, clear demarkations in public areas for social distancing and frequent sanitization are commonplace. CtrlS continues to collaborate with certified medical experts who conduct virtual training sessions for COVID-19 awareness – mandatory for every employee on the field.

Technology was another route to mitigate disruptions, with the use of AI-driven predictive analytics for better asset management and remote infrastructure-monitoring to automate fault resolutions.

2 – Rebalancing data center services

COVID-19 has forced the world and businesses to adapt fast, with people adjusting to new work paradigms. The outcome – spiking internet traffic and increasing data exchanges over applications. CtrlS has incorporated edge computing capacity in data centers to meet these shifting demands.

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, CtrlS has strengthened its existing infrastructure with better capacity management. This has been effected with efficient management of power, network bandwidth, etc. CtrlS has set up near-site solar plants for DC consumption, parallelly ensuring zero carbon emission and continuous power availability. Besides 100% uptime, this has eliminated any dependency on unreliable shared power grids, allowing to scale datacenter service. The result – a significant reduction in energy bill – saving costs for customers, and no-downtime, avoiding possible business risks in this already volatile business environment.

Summing it up…

With COVID-19, multiple social, economic, and business operation changes will be permanent. This is an indication that the next phase of managing and providing data center resources is about scaling mission-critical infrastructure to ensure client business continuity. Stakeholders at CtrlS are mapping this out, with planned expansions of DC space and Edge Datacenters – for the new normal post COVID era.

Localized Computing Capability Demands Edge Datacenters

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The internet revolution has pushed the IT infrastructure to the edge. Today the line between digital and physical business is getting blurred, fueling unprecedented data consumption. The sheer scale and growing magnitude of data is fueling the need for exponential computing power almost real-time. And this need is better served with localized computing competency. This is what is defined as edge computing – solutions that facilitate data processing at or near the source of data generation.

The demand for localized computing is prompting many organizations to move IT infrastructure to specifically designed edge datacenters nearer to end-users. Edge datacenter complement existing public cloud or colocation deployments and add speed, agility and easy scalability with distributed infrastructure. Currently only 10% enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud but by 2025, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75%.

Edge datacenters are defined by their ability to support high bandwidth applications, quick or real-time response requirements and latency-sensitive platforms. Here are three reasons why content heavy platforms and IoT led enterprises are increasingly warming up to edge datacenters:

Edge on Technology
Advanced IoT, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and increasing use cases on Artificial Intelligence across businesses are putting pressure on computing capabilities. These new age technologies are largely user driven and require faster processing of information. Edge datacenters with their near-user locations provide the right support that the growing digital businesses need.

Edge on Performance
The growing appetite for streaming content and increasing consumption of video on demand has made speed a mandatory requirement. Often data travelling from core datacenters creates latency due to congestion in the system. Edge datacenters are largely connected through a private, easy to scale, high bandwidth network to the core or colocation datacenters. The speed is thus assured and lower or no latency leads to greater reliability for mission critical applications.

Edge on Localization
There is growing stress on data sovereignty and localization across the globe. Enterprises are exploring ways to cater to newer regulations while meeting their IT requirements. This has prompted rise of new locations for edge datacenters, the tier 2 and 3 cities where data consumption is growing. Shrinking land bank and increasing pressure on power supply is making large cities a difficult proposition to build and maintain datacenters. The tier 2 and 3 cities are thus attractive destinations to host edge datacenters, bringing computing nearer to the source of data.

CtrlS Edge
CtrlS is among the early movers to build edge datacenters in india, catering to the demand from its existing and prospective customers. We have identified 23 tier 2 and 3 cities across India based on density of network strength of Telcom operators. These centers are being built in close proximity POP locations for ease of connectivity for our customers. These datacenters will be tier 3 rated 1 MW modules with dedicated carrier neutral infrastructure, offering speed, security, reliability and scalability to meet evolving business requirements. Some of the key features of our proposed datacenters include:

  • 200 racks per module with 4-6 KW / rack
  • DX based/ chiller-based cooling systems
  • Cold aisle containment
  • Early fire warning systems
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • 2 hours fire resistant container
  • Peripheral CCTV surveillance with video analytics
  • Integration to centralized BMS
  • 4 – 1.5 design PU

Destination India for Hyperscale Datacenters: Key Considerations

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There is more data than stars in the observable universe. *
We are swarmed with data all around us. The air we breathe has more data than oxygen, someone wittingly said. And, it may not be too off. World Economic Forum says by 2025 an estimated 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally – equivalent of 21.2 million DVDs per day!

Who owns and commands this data? There are numerous sources and platforms, but the big digital businesses, the global content platforms and ecommerce giants – the hyperscalers are at the forefront of this data explosion.

More data means more datacenters. And the more the hyperscalers scale, the need for more sophisticated datacenters will grow. Already, as per a report by Cisco, by the next year datacenter network traffic commanded by hyperscalers is expected to reach 55%, covering 50% of all installed datacenter servers. Hyperscalers spent $185 bn on datacenters between 2015 -2018 and the spending is growing almost at 20%. The exponential surge is making it imperative for them to seek out datacenters to match their pace, without compromising on security.

India is the nerve center of data consumption.
While data surge is a global phenomenon, India is emerging as a nerve center of data consumption. An Indian smartphone user consumes about 9.8 GB of data every month and with the lure of on demand video, immersive gaming and ease of shopping online, the data consumption is expected to almost double in next five years. And, if you thought metro cities were driving this growth, think again. Internet has opened the world to the tier 2 and tier 3 city dwellers. Better network and affordable tariffs have made them devour the online world, becoming engaged netizens. The hyperscalers as well as local enterprises are creating more and more vernacular content to sustain interest of this new wave of netizens.

Further, the Indian government with the Data Protection Bill 2019, now mandates data localization, implying that data or a copy of it should be hosted on local servers. This makes it imperative for hyperscalers to host their data within the country. Data localization also elevates end user experience by reducing latency and improving speed of access to their favorite content.

With the stage set for hyperscalers hosting their data in India, the question is what should be their criteria to find the right datacenters in the country.

Here are the 5 key determinants for a competent and trustworthy datacenter infrastructure:
1) Location and Design
Datacenter location is key. Datacenters must be strategically located in non-flood zone areas, designed to withstand seismic level of the geographical region. Design is another key criterion driving the choice of datacenters. Optimal usage of space with strategically designed racks and unistruct ceilings gives not just cost advantage but a better scope for scale. The datacenters with flexible design and easy customizability to suit hyperscalers need would definitely be added bonus.

2) Easy Scalability
The datacenters are not as much about space as about scalability. Hyperscalers go through seasonal upswing and plateauing demanding datacenters that can perform flawlessly at scale. For instance, the festive seasons see huge traffic to online shopping sites, almost 5 to 10 times higher than usual. Or, during the IPL season more netizens consume live stream of matches on their smartphone, making huge demand on datacenters to provide clear bandwidth, with minimal latency. Datacenters that are not geared to scale to such massive influx will fail to support hyperscalers.

3) Security Infrastructure
Data security is of paramount concern for hyperscalers. The sheer magnitude of data makes it imperative to have fool proof safety and security infrastructure. A secure and safe facility with 24/7 surveillance, top rated fire safety and automated alarms assures hyperscalers. Data resilience with proper backup and redundancy planning is also necessary. Further, interconnected datacenters boost security by acting as mutual Disaster Recovery (DR) sites.

4) Sustainable Practices
The growing pressure on natural resources mandates that the datacenters adopt sustainable practices to bring down their power consumption and reduce carbon footprint. Solar, wind and other renewable energy options are fueling the new wave of datacenters and hyperscalers should choose a partner with a strong commitment to sustainable practices.

5) Mature Partner
Datacenter as a business is on a growth path in India, and as such there are a multitude of players offering hosting facilities. Hyperscalers must go beyond looking for a vendor and seek a reliable and mature partner. A seasoned partner will bring in experience, expertise and trust – essential for a successful collaboration.

CtrlS is the partner of choice for Hyperscalers.
CtrlS partners with 60 of Fortune 500 multinationals and has the trust of 3 of 6 hyperscalers. We are the first rated 4 datacenter in Asia, and have the track record of building 16 MW hyperscale set up in just 120 days. We set a record of sorts by building 70-meter-high a G+11 floor datacenter facility in 140 days. Besides speed and agility, we have set benchmarks in sustainable practices by building India’s largest solar paneled façade for our Mumbai datacenter, reducing 70% operational cost with zero waste and zero pollution. We are the first datacenter in the world to be LEED Platinum certified.

We are scaling to meet the datacenter requirement with 6 mn sq ft of technologically advanced facilities including Edge datacenters in 20 plus tier 2 and 3 cities in next few years. CtrlS is thus, the natural choice for hyperscalers.

Note: * https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/04/how-much-data-is-generated-each-day-cf4bddf29f/

Six Steps to Operational Excellence in Datacenters

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There is no shortcut to operational excellence. Not when you are the custodian of zettabytes of sensitive data. The cost of keeping the world connected is high, and datacenters are tasked to maintain security, safety and availability of the constant stream of data round the clock. Given the magnitude of data generated every moment and rising cost of infrastructure, datacenters must optimize every resource to perform optimally.

How can datacenters keep performing at peak, affording zero downtime, zero loss and healthy PUE? Skilled people, well defined processes and effective leverage of technology deliver efficient operations and improved productivity. Here are the six key factors that define operational efficiency in datacenters:

1. Safety First Approach
Safety and security at datacenters are non-negotiable. However, maintaining strict safety and security protocols require a behavioral shift. A culture of safety-first approach must be built grounds up and mandated from the top to ensure easy adoption. Change management thus becomes critical to adapt to and adopt new processes.

2) Optimized Processes, Skilled Workforce
There can be no room for redundancy in processes for a datacenter to work efficiently. Each process needs to be assessed and validated periodically with efficient benchmarking. The proven frameworks and best practices developed over the years contribute to accelerate performance of key systems. Agile incident management and quick problem resolution for the basis of efficient process management. The holistic approach to value delivery mandates regular datacenter audits.

Datacenters represent heterogeneous IT environment and require a battery of skilled workforce operating cohesively. Subject Matter Expertise, dedicated projected management teams and a healthy bench strength ensure quick ramp up to meet increased demand without impacting business as usual. The teams need to be on constantly updated mandating certified and OEM trainings.

3) Automated Maintenance Management
Datacenter operations hugely depend on various functions and systems working in collaboration. Managing the heterogeneous environment and keeping track of each and every activity is a mammoth challenge. The mission critical applications and core systems hosted in datacenters require regular maintenance and upkeep. There can be no room for human error. One way to keep the maintenance schedules on track is to put in place a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to automate maintenance schedules down to task level aligned to each shift for workers.

4) Proactive Issue Resolution and Early Risk Mitigation
Datacenters cannot afford downtime. Every second counts. An outage of even a few minutes can disrupt business continuity, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue loss. It thus becomes imperative that processes are monitored and issues are proactively detected for quick resolution. Efficient datacenters maintain stringent SLAs following ticketing system to log and resolve complaints.

Robust risk management processes are essential for healthy operations. Thorough risk assessment and mitigation plan is necessary to avoid SPOF (Single Point of Failure) that can impact availability or reliability of systems or applications.

5) Quality Assurance and Compliance
Quality is an inherent factor for efficient functioning of any system. At datacenters quality is interwoven in each and every aspect of operations. Strict compliance standards and certified processes are the foundation of trust and credibility. Organizations across verticals trust datacenters that meet both the geographic and industry compliance standards.

6) Continuous Innovation for Sustainable Operations
Infinite stream of data is pushing datacenters to scale at unprecedented pace. The scale, criticality and complexity of data management requires continuous innovation. Operation systems, methodologies and processes need to be constantly validated and improved to meet the ever-evolving requirements. Datacenters consume nearly 10% of electricity globally. With the ever-expanding data inflow, there will be increasing pressure on infrastructure. Datacenters thus are increasingly adopting sustainable practices and moving to renewable energy sources. The onus to keep the world connected 24/7 with minimal impact on environment lies on responsible operations of datacenters – challenge that requires continuous innovation.

CtrlS runs responsible datacenters, pioneering sustainable practices. We are the first United States Green Building Council (USGBC) ‘LEED Platinum’ certified datacenter in the world. Our solar powered datacenter are 70% cost efficient with zero emission, zero loss and zero pollution. We have been able to set industry benchmark with 1.32 PUE and are continually bridging the gap with sustainable and efficient operations.

Gain Uninterrupted Data Flow With N+N Redundancy

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Risk of Downtime Can Interrupt Business As Usual
“If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty,” claims the bestselling author Stephen Covey. The businesses, however, have learnt to deal with uncertainties and thrive on their resilience. Keeping the businesses moving in the face of adversities, manmade or natural, is the biggest concern of every enterprise, more so if the organization heavily relies on data. Every minute of downtime can cause you huge revenue loss, not to mention the loss of trust of the customers and adverse impact on your brand. As per Gartner study in 2014, average cost of downtime was $5,600 per minute, which climbed up to $9,000 per minute as per a study by Ponemon Institute in 2016. And, the of cost impact of downtime is rising every passing day. The organizations thus cannot take a chance and must ensure that vulnerability is removed from the equation.

How do you keep your data flowing even during a disaster, or in the face of power outage? Is your datacenter equipped to keep your data safe and available at all times? Your businesses require your mission critical applications running flawlessly. How do you ensure that?

Inadequate Backup Leads to Systems Vulnerability
Power outages, failure of back-up systems such as UPS or generators, malfunctioning of cooling systems and other infrastructure issues can impact your applications. Most datacenters have some back up mechanism, but it may not cover all the applications. For instance N+1 redundancy provides for only one backup component for the original number of components. Thus, in the event of a power outage, for instance only a secondary back up is available for some of the racks. This makes your data vulnerable and you run risk on business continuity.

Build Resilience to Overcome Uncertainties
Resilient systems withstand adverse environment and continue to deliver despite challenges. Now, to keep the data safe and available datacenters must ensure availability of backup for every component, that is N+N redundancy. This provides for a comprehensive approach that goes beyond power failure and cooling issues to maintain alternate telecommunication paths, protecting against any line cuts or outage. Rated 4 datacnters maintain 99.95% uptime, allowing for only 28 minutes of downtime in a year, and this cannot be achieved without N+N redundancy.

Further, since two parallel power sources are available all the time, proactive maintenance can be carried out for applications and servers, with practically no downtime. This improves health of your infrastructure and contributes to longevity of your systems.

CtrlS Keeps Your Data Safe and Available All the Time
Your data never stops flowing. Businesses do not sleep. To keep you going, you need datacenters that can withstand crises and keep your applications safe and performing at all times. With N+N redundancy datacenters, you can be assured. However, not everyone can build and maintain such high performing architecture. Maintaining N+N redundancy is a complex and skill intensive exercise, that requires maturity and experience. CtrlS has built Asia’s first rated 4 datacenter that gives you complete assurance on data availability in the face of human made or natural disasters.The failsafe environment has every component backed up with mirrored systems. The fully automated systems ensure smooth shift between power sources in the event of the failure of primary source, with zero loss or latency.

India: Your Datacenter Destination

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India On the Verge Of Data Revolution
Indians are the largest consumer of mobile data in the world. As per Ericsson Mobility Report, every smartphone user in the country consumes an average 9.8 GB data per month, and driven by video content, this is expected to nearly double in the next 4 years to 18 GB. India will have 1.25 bn mobile subscribers by 2024, while mobile data traffic per month will cross 16 exabytes, growing at 23% CGAR.

There is growing appetite for video content and live streaming. Applications with rich user interface and live or near real-time interactions are wooing even the data novice. You will find almost every smartphone user subscribing to a host of apps and games. The density of usage of these apps and systems can create congestion and lead to latency. Subscribers demand live connect and any delay in accessing the content of their choice frustrates them.

The demand reaches its zenith during sporting seasons with large populace consuming the content live over the internet, moving beyond the traditional broadcast on TVs.

Smart lifestyle, wearables, connected homes with embedded devices and intelligent buildings are making IoT mainstream. Increased usage of RFID, beacons and SCADA devices in industrial IoT has made India claim 5% of global IoT market, amounting to 15 bn $ by end of the current year.

More Data Require More Datacenters
The data explosion is further fueled by government impetus on digitalization. New smart cities and larger adoption of cloud across functions has created a thriving ecosystem for growth. More data require more datacenters. The largest platform players across the globe are increasing their subscriber base in India. There is substantial rise in digital payments, online purchases and transactions. Global ecommerce giants are growing their business even in tier 2 and 3 cities. The sheer spread of digital universe in the country makes it the most attractive destination of datacenters.

Infrastructure Meets Talent
Infrastructure required to build, operate and maintain datacenters is critical. The penetration of internet, increasing density of telecom operators in almost all regions and stable power supply are other advantages for datacenters in India. The country is home to some of the most sought-after technology talent. Technology skills and domain expertise are in short supply globally. But India with its young population and higher tech literacy is able to bridge the skill gap.

CtrlS Advantage
CtrlS is the trusted partner of 60 Fortune 500 multinationals delivering 100% uptime consistently for over 11 years. Our datacenters are strategically located in non-flood zone area, designed to withstand seismic level of the geographical area. We have delivered industry best PUE at 1.32 with Asia’s largest rated 4 hyperscale datacentre.

Our Mumbai datacentre has the honour to be the largest solar façade, optimizing 70% cost with zero loss, zero pollution and zero waste.

To know more on how we ensure high performance of mission critical applications, get in touch now.

Interconnected Datacenters for Secure Growth

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Connected World Needs Connected Datacenters
The magnitude of data hosted, managed and distributed every moment demands unmatched resilience from datacenters. The increase in data consumption across the globe has posed new challenges to manage uninterrupted distribution. Global enterprises require unhindered data flow transcending geography with agility and speed. Datacenters thus strive to maintain a stable and dependable IT infrastructure. The effort gets a boost when a datacenter is connected to other, offering seamless flow and acting as a proxy for each other in the event of any incident.

3 Benefits of Interconnected Datacenters
Interconnected datacenters are not just better prepared to handle adverse instances, they provide flexibility and diversity to customers. Here are the most remarkable benefits of interconnected datacenters:
1) Flexibility and Choice
Interconnected datacenters provide flexibility to customers by offering them a choice of network providers. The carrier neutral nature of interconnected datacenters offer ease and cost-effective operations to enterprises.

With access to multiple providers there is better risk mitigation and assurance of business continuity.

2) Security and Reliability
Interconnected datacenters bring in the assurance of fail-safe infrastructure with one datacenter acting as the backup of the other. The robust Disaster Recovery (DR) processes connect to the other connected datacenters in the instances of any calamity or power outage. This also elevates the health of infrastructure as proactive maintenance can be carried out without any downtime.

3) Speed and Scalability
Interconnected datacenters weave in the power of many and the collective scalability to match the requirements of the hyperscalers and high growth enterprises. These also afford direct, physical contact point between servers, providers, and customers, making it easier for businesses to optimize their operations. The limitless scalability equips the enterprises to cater to the growing end user demand and higher computing power.

CtrlS Brings Interconnected Datacenter Advantage to Global Businesses
CtrlS is pioneering the interconnected datacenter practices in the region. with interconnected datacenters in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore, we bring the most dependable IT unfractured to our customers. Offering scalability, flexibility and diversity, our interconnected datacenters offer cost optimized and efficient hosting options. We host the impeccable record if 100% uptime for last 13 years, gaining trust of our customers as the most secure and reliable data management partners.

Keep Your Data Safe With N+N Redundancy

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Uncertainties Can Cost You Dear“If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty,” claims the bestselling author Stephen Covey. The businesses, however, have learnt to deal with uncertainties and thrive on their resilience. Keeping the businesses moving in the face of adversities, manmade or natural, is the biggest concern of every enterprise, more so if the organization heavily relies on data. How do you keep your data flowing even during a disaster, or in the face of power outage? Is your datacenter equipped to keep your data safe and available at all times? Your businesses require your mission critical applications running flawlessly. Every minute of downtime can cause you huge revenue loss, not to mention the loss of trust of the customers and adverse impact on your brand. It is thus essential that vulnerability is removed from the equation. How do you ensure that?

Inadequate Backup Leads to Systems Vulnerability
Power outages, failure of back-up systems such as UPS or generators, malfunctioning of cooling systems and other infrastructure issues can impact your applications. Most datacenters have some back up mechanism, but it may not cover all the applications. For instance N+1 redundancy provides for only one backup component for the original number of components. Thus, in the event of a power outage, for instance only a secondary back up is available for some of the racks. This makes your data vulnerable and you run risk on business continuity.

Build Resilience to Overcome Uncertainties
Resilient systems withstand adverse environment and continue to deliver despite challenges. Now, to keep the data safe and available datacenters must ensure availability of backup for every component, that is N+N redundancy. This provides for a comprehensive approach that goes beyond power failure and cooling issues to maintain alternate telecommunication paths, protecting against any line cuts or outage. Rated 4 datacnters maintain 99.95% uptime, allowing for only 28 minutes of downtime in a year, and this cannot be achieved without N+N redundancy.

Further, since two parallel power sources are available all the time, proactive maintenance can be carried out for applications and servers, with practically no downtime. This improves health of your infrastructure and contributes to longevity of your systems.

Stay Always On with CtrlS
Your data never stops flowing. Businesses do not sleep. To keep you going, you need datacenters that can withstand crises and keep your applications safe and performing at all times. With N+N redundancy datacenters, you can be assured. However, not everyone can build and maintain such high performing architecture. Maintaining N+N redundancy is a complex and skill intensive exercise, that requires maturity and experience. CtrlS has built Asia’s first rated 4 datacenter that gives you complete assurance on data availability in the face of human made or natural disasters.The failsafe environment has every component backed up with mirrored systems. The fully automated systems ensure smooth shift between power sources in the event of the failure of primary source, with zero loss or latency.