In the realm of Data Center Services, India has made a significant mark.
With virtualization becoming a resounding success in the computing environment, Information Technology experts are hard at work to replicate this success across the entire gamut of the data center.
The upshot is - software defined data center, an architecture that extends virtualization to all computing resources. In other words, all elements like networking, storage, CPU and security are virtualized and delivered as a service.
The data center India services deploy, and provision, configure and operate the entire infrastructure by abstracting it from hardware and then implementing through software.
The three core elements of SDDC, or software defined data center are network virtualization, storage virtualization and server virtualization.
Network virtualization is a process wherein the available resources in a network are combined by ripping the available bandwidth into channels, each independent of others. Thereafter each channel is assigned to a server in real time. Network virtualization improves productivity and efficiency by performing many tasks automatically. It also enhances scalability, improves flexibility, reliability and optimizes network speed.
Storage virtualization is pooling of physical storage from numerous storage devices into a single storage device that is managed from a single console.
Server virtualization is a method of running multiple independent virtual operating systems on a single server system. The most exciting benefit of server virtualization is reduction in carbon footprint.
By harnessing server virtualization technology, Data Center Services in India are going green, a campaign that is gaining ground in all segments of industry.
When the number of physical servers is significantly reduced there is considerable reduction in the generation of heat, with consequent decrease in the number of cooling systems and the power to run them.
Data Center Services in India has realized that virtualization is offering cost effective computing solutions to businesses, large or small.
“It is a myth that virtual servers are expensive”, says an Information Technology expert. With proper capacity analysis and effective planning, virtualization of a server can be achieved at a very low price”.
Another apprehension businesses have is that virtualization brings with it licensing issues. This misgiving is uncalled for. As in the case of physical servers, all virtual servers have also to follow a set of licensing standards.
By offering data center services, India now has virtualization providers offering a multitude of benefits to organizations. Some of them are:
- Saving in money: When a server is partitioned into multiple virtual systems, the need for physical hardware is minimized.
- Reduced downtimes: Virtualization technology ensures server stability and high availability of applications. Additionally, virtualization allows for fast disaster recovery ensuring data continuity.
- Better security: Virtualized servers are isolated from each other, hence they deliver excellent security.
By virtualization of data center, India has benefitted in more ways than one. With the trend towards virtual machines, organizations are finding it easier to migrate to cloud. Many organizations are already deploying virtual machines to and fro from data center.
According to industry experts, a cloud based mind set is essential if India is make headway in the ecommerce segment.