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Data Center World announces updated program and special features for 2020 Virtual Event

Data Center World, the leading global conference for data center, facilities and IT infrastructure professionals, today announces details for Data Center World 2020: A Virtual Experience, taking place August 24th-27th. The virtual event will offer a robust lineup of content including more than 50 informative sessions, a virtual Expo Hall and networking opportunities, providing data center professionals with expansive interactive content to learn the latest trends and technologies impacting the industry.

“With so many industries’ very survival depending on the efficient running of data centers – health care, government, law enforcement, education, research, manufacturing, and more – this is a critical time for the community to be getting together safely and virtually to continue the narrative and learn best practices from each other for navigating new territory,” said Brian Gillooly, Content Director, Data Center World.

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Program Conference sessions will be presented by leading industry experts with topics spanning the entire data center, from planning and automation to sustainability. Tracks have been updated to reflect the evolution of data center technologies and the issues that have risen to the top of the industry’s priority list. Tracks include:

  • Data Center Planning for Innovation
  • Design, Build, Operate, and Automate
  • Mission Critical Facilities and Energy Management
  • Data Center Essentials
  • Data Center IT Infrastructure and Platforms
  • Optimizing Data Center Performance and Delivery

The virtual event will run from 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM ET each day. A Virtual All Access pass will cost $995 and includes online access to all conference sessions, keynotes, workshops, Expo Hall and sponsored sessions, and networking opportunities. It also includes on-demand access to all conference and keynote sessions for 3 months after the event, access to Omdia researchers, and exclusive market research.

Networking opportunities using artificial intelligence to help ensure more valuable connections, attendees will have ample opportunity to network with peers and create lasting connections. Throughout the event, there will be social video and entertainment breaks involving games, giveaways and prizes. There will also be video discussion groups and happy hours based on industry or topic area, speaker meet and greets, a Women in Data Centers Meetup and a chance to meet with Omdia analysts.

Expo Hall The virtual Expo Hall will feature the industry’s leading vendors showcasing hundreds of innovative products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the latest technology and identify the best solution to improve their data center management strategy. The virtual experience will allow for seamless communication with exhibitors including live interactions and forums for discussion, ensuring that attendees can make the best purchasing decision for their company.

“Our team is committed to creating a virtual platform that brings together the data center industry for productive discussion, innovation and collaboration,” said Kelly Kocher, Market Leader, Data Center World. “Data Center World 2020: A Virtual Experience will provide the same quality content and meaningful conversations that have always been associated with our live events, while fully leveraging the advantages only a digital platform can offer.”

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Data center survey from Forbes Insights and Vertiv reveals lack of preparedness

71% say current data centers are not meeting all of their needs

Just 29% of data center decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and just 6% say their data centers are updated ahead of their needs. These are among the findings included in a new report from Forbes Insights and Vertiv (NYSE: VRT). The Modern Data Center: How IT is Adapting to New Technologies and Hyperconnectivity,” examines the results of a survey of 150 data center executives and engineers from various industries around the world.

The survey results indicate a troubling lack of planning and preparation for today’s evolving data ecosystem. A closer examination of the results reveals a stark contrast between executives and engineers: 11% of executives say their data centers are updated ahead of current needs while just 1% of engineers say the same.

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“As today’s data center evolves to incorporate enterprise, cloud and edge resources, thorough planning and foresight is needed to meet organizational computing requirements and business objectives,” said Martin Olsen, vice president of Global Edge Systems for Vertiv. “It is clear, however, that many organizations are lagging on that front. With that in mind, we anticipate considerable investment and activity among businesses trying to catch up and get ahead of the changes.”

Other notable results from the survey:

  • 92% of CIOs and CTOs say their business will require faster download and response times in the near future.
  • 63% say they have difficulty meeting bandwidth needs at all times.
  • Security (45%) and bandwidth (43%) are the two areas most in need of upgrades.
  • Security (43%), backup and emergency preparedness (33%), the ability to implement new technologies (28%) and bandwidth (27%) were the most commonly identified features that will give businesses a competitive advantage.
  • Respondents are bullish on self-configuring and self-healing data centers. 24% said more than half of their data centers will be self-configuring by 2025, and 32% said more than half would be self-healing.

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Pierre Havenga, Managing Director of Vertiv MEA, said “across the Middle East we are experiencing a drastic increase in demand from customers driven by wholesale requirements as well as uptake to improve efficiency in their existing data centers. On the other hand, in Africa there are 2 types of data center needs we experience from customers: the first is legacy data centers with limited white space for expansion – these customers require Vertiv’s expertise to increase the power density of their racks and drastically improve their efficiencies. The second is green field sites where the trend we’ve seen is towards prefabricated modular solutions seeing as customers prefer the flexibility to scale up operations in line with the exponential demand growth while taking advantage of this solutions ability to optimize their technical skills, infrastructure and funding constraints.”

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5 cloud computing trends for 2020 that will redefine cloud industry

The cloud hosting industry in 2019 witnessed an all-time high with a large number of investments, partnerships and product launches by big players. What was most surprising though the year was the number of SMBs taking the plunge with cloud services to avail data storage facilities in a bid to improve product offerings.

We also saw many Cloud Giants like Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google and Oracle hogging the news cycle with their expansion strategies and endeavors for the future. This trend has heated the cloud market and made many industry analysts and onlookers predict the future of cloud hosting. Many predict that the rise of the cloud industry will steer the wheel of smaller players who piggyback on the steady wagons of larger enterprises whereas some predict that the smaller players will emerge as winners on their home soil while competing against foreign rivals.

These speculations might be rife, but a consistent theme that emerges through these events is that the cloud industry is here for good. And some of the signs of their legacy were sown last year when it reached a staggering USD 216 billion in number as an industry.

Top cloud computing trends and predictions

Let us see which cloud computing trends will be seen in 2020, and also, let us evaluate which predictions will cement the future of this industry further.

1. More data centers

Data center expansion has been on the horizon of many business heads simply for the reason that expanding their reach to other cities or countries gives them a local advantage and helps them deal with latency issues of data networks. Alibaba Cloud’s entry in India was one such strategic move that was geared towards giving a better service to their Indian customers and expanding their business horizon in the same region. Banks and financial institutions are comfortable with providing real estate capital to cloud providers who seek to build more data centers because of the ROI this industry has given over the years. Which is why it is safe to say that this trend will continue and probably be the top trend for 2018 as well.

2. Acquisitions and consolidations

There are moves with intent, and then there are moves which are intense. The number of strategic moves done by AWS, Google, Microsoft are quite a few in this calendar year. But, number hasn’t always been a measure of profitability. Many organizations made a move with an intent to grab a larger chunk of the market. But, some moves made a lot of difference. Like Microsoft’s acquisition of Cycle Computing which gave the former’s customers a benefit of computing ‘big data jobs’. This move was surely intense since Microsoft swept this deal right under the noses of their competitors with a strong pursuit strategy.

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Another trend that is likely to be the talk of the industry is acquisition of foreign companies for market diversification. SUSE’s acquisition of Aptira in the APJ ( Australia Pacific & Japan) region has taken the APAC region by storm. With this acquisition, both parties will consolidate their complementing portfolios to provide a holistic solution to their customers in the region. We see this trend worth mentioning as well.

3. More innovative products on the shelf

The cloud industry has been brave with the products that they have launched this year. That is because innovation collectively has been a key ingredient to their product mix apart from filling the need gap for their customers. Datrium’s Cloud DVX, Microsoft’s Azure stack for Indian SMEs, SIMA Solution’s IBM integrated SIMA Cloud are some products that can be named as we speak of innovation.

The birth of these products has been mostly because challenging situations were thrown at the parent organizations by their customers when it came to satisfaction and user experience of the product. This shows that customers really are looking for newer solutions that cater to their needs when it comes to cloud. Definitely a trend that we will continue to see next year. What a simplified cloud could look like for the average SMB who is looking for web hosting must definitely check out ResellerClub’s hosting plans.

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4. Rise and rise of IoT

Connected devices are the future. Today, more or less with all the devices like watches, cars, home appliances and laptops being integrated together, storing data on the cloud has become imperative. The IoT (Internet of Things) industry has also seen a positive demand-supply with growing awareness of consumers towards integrated services. IoT provides minute behavioural insights to businesses and helps them learn more about consumers. With this data, a business can build relevant customer experiences with the help of automation and smart tools.

5. Container systems to prevail

Cloud industry relationship with container management systems is nothing less than blooming. They give developers the freedom to create measurable and predictable environments that work in silos. They run almost anywhere and provide the same benefit all over. With respect to cloud, their role of enabling developers build, store, run and orchestrate production has made them popular with decision-makers and developers alike. Hence, the cloud hosting provider advocates container management systems to business who have an in-house tech team.

Kubernetes has emerged as a favourite for many big guns including Google, Oracle and others. It would hardly take time for smaller enterprises to lap it up. A trend that will evolve in 2018 we say.

Are we missing out on anything?

Not really. We could also see other cloud computing trends in terms of data center acquisition to expand global footprint or even malware protection companies partnering with cloud companies to provide the latter’s customers with secure cloud environments.

Along with these cloud computing trends, we also predict that hybrid cloud will be more popular since organizations now prefer on-premise cloud services in addition to public and private cloud. The defence and security industry has also adapted to the cloud slowly by accepting that the data stored on cloud could be safe. We hope that our predictions come true for 2020. But most of all we hope to see several new breakthroughs in the industry only to leave us in awe.

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Top 10 best data center service providers in India 2020

“With over 560 million internet users, India is the second-largest online market in the world. It is estimated that by 2023, there would be over 650 million internet users in the country.” Statista *

Indian population is rapidly going digital. The enormous number of internet users using active mobile data via connected devices is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Continued internet penetration is furthermore expected with the Government of India supporting public investment in large scale digitalization with its ‘Digital India‘ scheme and with the transition of telecommunications providers (telcos) to high-speed 4G LTE and the soon to come 5G wireless technologies. This presents a huge demand for the data center infrastructure.

Booming cloud adoption is further driving the growth in the Indian data center market.

“The overall India public cloud services market is likely to touch $7.4 billion by 2024 growing at a CAGR of 22.2% for 2020-24,” as per IDC.

Availability of needed real estate and competitive governmental policies are helping global players like Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft, Google and Amazon open data centers on the Indian grounds. The local players, having an advantage over global players in terms of knowing the market conditions well, are also leaving no stones unturned with new launches, innovative offerings and solutions on advanced technologies. Yotta launched Asia’s Largest Uptime Institute certified Tier IV Datacenter in Navi Mumbai in July 2020; Web Werks launched its fourth data center in Pune in August 2020; NxtGen is providing transformational services with DevCloud, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), ESDS providing smart city solutions and AI services, and a lot more.

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Data center is a critical component for any enterprise for hosting their crucial business data and applications. Investing in a top-notch one is the deciding factor that can make all the difference between its success or failure. It’s equally important, if not more than a bank, for secure and successful working of an organization in today’s borderless world. Hence, we have summarized a list of top ten players in the data center space in India.

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Largest data center solution providers in India

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either data center providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the data center service providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

1. CtrlS

CtrlS is an ANSI/ITA-942 certified Rated 4 Datacenter and managed services provider headquartered in India. CtrlS operates one million square feet of data center space across seven state-of-the-art facilities, including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, and Bangalore. As per CtrlS, it is serving 60 of the Fortune 500 global multinationals.

Mumbai data center facility of CtrlS is LEED Platinum certified v4 O+M data center by United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Its Mumbai DC2 is a Rated-4 facility. It is covered by solar panels generating 1 MW of power. Its Noida facility is 100% quake proof and pollution free data center facility.

CtrlS has started working on its plan of expanding its footprint by 5 million square feet. It has acquired the land for constructing 2 million square feet hyperscale data center park in Navi Mumbai; 2 million square feet hyperscale data center park in Hyderabad; and plans are in wings for a 1 million square feet facility in Chennai.

2. ESDS

Founded in 2005, ESDS is a leading managed data center service and auto-scalable cloud solution provider. ESDS is working steadfastly towards establishing a huge customer base.

It provides managed data center services, managed cloud solutions, virtualization, and disaster recovery hosting, backed with technical support.

ESDS has its presence in the following industry verticals – Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Education, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, eCommerce, Agriculture, IT, Entertainment & Media, Telecom, Government, and Travel & Tourism.

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3. GPX Global Systems Inc.

GPX develops and operates private, carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art Tier 4 data centers in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets within the MENA and South Asia markets. GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, cloud service providers, content providers and internet providers.

GPX offers secure and highly reliable carrier-neutral data centers to both -domestic and international clients looking to colocate their crucial business infrastructure.

Its first data center was in Cairo in 2007. It opened its second Egyptian data center in early 2016, a 3000 M², Tier 4 facility located in New Cairo, Egypt.

GPX opened the first Tier 4 facility in South Asia in June 2012. It was a 3000 M² data center in Mumbai. Due to rising demand for high-quality facilities and service levels in India, GPX has announced its second Mumbai data center, GPX Mumbai 2 – a 6000 M², Tier 4 facility with 16 MW total power that will be available in Q2 2019.

GPX’s customers include Telcos, Cloud Service Providers, Internet Service Providers, CDNs, e-businesses and enterprise clients.

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4. Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company)

Netmagic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, is a leading managed hosting and multi-cloud hybrid it solution provider with 9 carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art hyperscale and high-density data centers. It serves more than 2000 enterprises globally.

Netmagic, headquartered in Mumbai, also provides Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) services to various enterprise customers globally including NTT Communication’s customers across Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific region.

Netmagic was the first in India to launch services including cloud computing, managed security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and software-defined storage.

5. NxtGen

NxtGen enables its customers to build their digital business without investing and managing complex IT infrastructure, by leveraging its hyper-converged infrastructure.

Headquartered in Singapore, NxtGen, is an emerging leader providing completely managed datacenter and cloud services across India and Singapore.

NxtGen deploys and offers IT infrastructure services from both or a combination of on-premise resources and its own facilities – Infinite DatacenterTM, empowering its customers to adopt the latest hybrid computing model.

6. Nxtra Data Limited

Nxtra Data Limited was formed to run Bharti’s business of Data Center Managed Services.

Nxtra now manages 10 Tier III and above and ISO 27001 certified data centres at Manesar, Noida, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bubhaneshwar and Pune. The total facilities provide an approx. 200,000 sq. ft. of floor space.

Nxtra offers an integrated portfolio of data center managed services including co-location, managed hosting, managed services, managed security, managed back-up & storage, virtual compute and cloud along with both domestic and international network connectivity.

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7. Sify Technologies

Sify is a leading integrated ICT Solutions and Services organization in India. It offers a wide range of solutions and products that are delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching over 1550 cities and towns in India.

Sify’s telecom network presently connects 45 data centers across India, including Sify’s 6 concurrently maintainable data centers across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

In 1998, Sify was the first Indian ISP that helped millions experience the internet for the first time on its network. It was the pioneer of Internet café, data and voice services for international call centers.

Today it has also expanded to the United States, with headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley. It has over 8500 enterprise customers.

8. Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited, with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications), is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. Tata Communications utilizes its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network for delivering managed solutions to multi-national companies and communications service providers.

Its global network includes an advanced and largest submarine cable network and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as approximately 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space across the globe.

Tata Communications’ reach in the emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and in global international voice communications.

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9. Web Werks

Web Werks Data Centers, located in 3 countries with over six geographically dispersed data centers, have been among the leaders in India for past two decades. They offer reliable hosting services on dedicated servers, cloud, co-location, virtualization and disaster recovery along with 24×7 support and 99.995% up-time guarantee.

Web Werks Data Centers are Carbon Neutral contributing towards Global Go-Green concepts. It is also a SAP certified provider of infrastructure, hosting and cloud operations services.

Web Werks in India is the first Asian data center to hold OIX-2 and host an OIX-1 IXP Mumbai-IX. They also fulfill all the requirement for being a full OpenIX supporter. They are cloud empaneled by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY).

Their client list includes Microsoft, Google, Godrej, Canon, TATA, Netflix, Facebook, Akamai, and more. They also have Government sector customers like Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, SIDBI and more.

10. Yotta

Powered by the Hiranandani Group, Yotta design, build and operate infinitely scalable Data Center Parks. Yotta’s 50+ Acres of Data Center Parks will offer 11 Data Center buildings with options ranging from a single rack to an entire building, or even customized DC, supported with a wide range of managed services.

Yotta has a highly experienced (150+ man years) and certified Data Center design team. They claim to have some of the best minds in Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, Automation, Fire fighting and Physical Security working with them.

Below is a list of most important products and features of data center service providers in India.

Features Ctrls ESDS GPX NetMagic NxtGen Nxtradata Sify Technologies Tata Communications Webwerks Yotta
Co-location High Density ColocationRack Space ColocationServer Colocation Managed Colocation Services Carrier Neutral Colocation Services Per-server (U-wise) colocation service Colocation in High Density Datacenter (HDDC) Shared and Dedicated RackspaceCaged Services / Dedicated DC Suites Shared RacksDedicated RacksSecured Cages Shared, dedicated rack, caged space, remote hands, customer workspace and reporting service. Server ColocationRack Colocation Dedicated Building & Floor Dedicated Hall & Cage Dedicated Hall & Cage
Cloud Solutions Cloud 4CEnterprise CloudCloud Backup & StorageReal CloudCloud SaaS & AppsWhite labelled CloudCloud with load balancer & clustering Government & Smart City CloudBanking Community CloudSAP HANA Community CloudEnterprise Community CloudeNlight Public CloudeNlight Private CloudHybrid CloudeNlight 360° On Premise Hybrid Cloud Solution X Public CloudPrivate CloudMulti-Cloud Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) Public CloudPrivate CloudHybrid Cloud GoInfinit AWS+ Public Cloud ServicesGoInfinit Private CloudEnterprise CloudVirtual Private Enterprise (VPE) Private Cloud IZO™ Private CloudIZO™ Cloud StorageIZO™ Managed CloudIZO™ Cloud ContainersIZO™ Cloud Analytics Platform Rapid Cloud Hosting ServicesLinux Cloud HostingWindows Cloud HostingTally Cloud HostingPrivate Cloud HostingWordPress Cloud Hosting Public CloudPrivate CloudHybrid CloudCloud Connectivity & SecurityCloud MigrationCloud Management
Cloud Management Portal (CMP) Yes eMagic Porta X NTT Com-Netmagic Cloud Management Platform (CMP) X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Infrastructure Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Migration Services Yes Yes Yes SimpliMigrate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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These are the largest data center service providers in India. Tell us your feedback in the comments section. We also invite suggestions to help us make this list better.

*Source: Internet usage in India – Statistics & Facts

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purpose only. Price and product information are subject to change. This information has been sourced from the websites and relevant resources available in the public domain of the named vendors as on 22 April, 2020. Daily Host News makes best endeavors to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, however, it does not warrant or guarantee that anything written here is 100% accurate, timely, or relevant to the website visitors.

Last Update: The article has been updated on 4th January 2021. 

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India’s data centre industry to see threefold revenue growth in five years; to reach $3.2 bn by FY 2023-24

Robust growth will push for the development of additional real estate space of 7.8 mn sq ft over the existing 8.2 mn sq ft

  • Mumbai and Chennai will account for 76% share of these new capacity additions; other key metros such as Delhi-NCR, Pune and Hyderabad to follow
  • 431 MW (IT Design power load) capacity addition likely to happen during the period between 2020 and 2024 on top of the existing 350 MW capacity added over the past two decades
  • High growth in e-commerce, increasing use of smartphones and social media, government focus on digital economy and rise in technology-driven start-ups have led to rapid growth in data usage
  • The entry of several cloud-based data storage service providers have led to higher demand for data centre facilities
  • Data localisation laws to act as a key driver for the growth of the Data Centre industry

India’s data centre industry that is set to register threefold growth in revenue to US$ 3.2 bn by 2024 is likely to propel the development of additional real estate space of 7.8 mn sq for setting up data centre facilities, according to the latest report, India’s Data Centre Industry – Poised at the tipping point, by leading real estate and property investment management consultants JLL, released today.

Country’s fast-expanding e-commerce sector, use of smartphones and social media, government’s focus on digital economy and rise in technology-driven start-ups have led to rapid growth in data usage and storage, increasing data centre space. In addition to this, the entry of several global cloud service providers is adding to space take-up.

With the advent of the internet and mobile phones, India’s data centre industry continues to provide data storage, computing and other value-added services. To meet the rising demand arising from data localisation and rising data usage, India’s data centre industry capacity is projected to increase by additional 431 MW in the next five years from the current levels of 350 MW (design IT power load) in 2018-19, the report added. This expansion is expected to provide a Greenfield investment opportunity of US$ 4.1 bn in setting up data centres.

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Ramesh Nair, CEO & Country Head – India, JLL said, “India’s supremacy in the field of information technology is unparalleled. We’re now witnessing an increasing interest for data centre facilities from enterprises and investors, both domestic and international. Businesses around the world continue to work on data consolidation, storage and cloud adoption. As a result, over the past couple of years, we have seen a spike in demand for data centres. While a significant share of this demand and opportunity is coming from investors, Greenfield acquisitions for co-location and hyper-scale players, and rack migration for corporates offer tremendous business potential.”

“Lower real estate cost and skilled manpower, improving quality of power supply and adequate linkages globally with cable landing stations are some of the key factors driving multi-national players to the country,” added Nair.

Rachit Mohan, India Head, Data Centre, JLL said, “There is an unprecedented growth of consumption patterns by cloud companies around the world and now in India. The anticipated data localization bill, Big data boom backed by IoT, and increasing OTT consumption of data is fuelling opportunity for large global and Indian Colocation Data Center Operators to design and build high-quality Data Centre Infrastructure in India. This digital revolution has become a strong growth engine for the industry, and will continue to attract significant investments in the years to come.”

Dr Samantak Das, Chief Economist and Head of Research & REIS, JLL India said, “India’s 578 mn mobile phone (wireless) data users- the world’s second-largest digital population has been consuming data at the speed of 1500 GB per second and is expected to increase further. This will bring in the need for more space. This need is expected to bring in Greenfield investment opportunity of US$ 4.1 bn, in setting up data centres.”

Growing concerns over cybersecurity, data privacy laws and compliances are transforming the markets around the world. The increasing demand for cloud computing solutions need data centres that are optimized for data storage and speed to deliver the best user experience possible, the report added.

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Top 10 best data center providers in Singapore in 2020

Asia Pacific’s data center services market size will exceed the European market size by 2021. – PwC

As is the case with data center services market in all other countries, Singaporean data center services market is also experiencing a massive growth due to hyper-scale cloud computing vendors, who have huge data center leasing capacities and the evolution of digital-native enterprises (born-in-the-cloud) that present good opportunities for data center providers in Singapore.

Singaporean market is slated to nearly double in power capacity in the next three years. – Cushman & Wakefield.

Image credit: Cushman & Wakefield

The organizations are attracted to Singapore as it is a prime location, is among most connected cities in the world, has political stability and is run by a pro-business government. Generous economic incentives and lowest corporate tax in the APAC region also contribute a lot to Singapore’s popularity.

However, the competition is intensifying in the data center space and providers have to seek value-added services that they can sell to complement their existing data center product portfolios. Thus, in order to maintain the leadership position, data center providers have to keep innovating and strengthen their customer service experience in Singapore.

Making an investment in a top-notch datacenter is of utmost importance for a business of any size as a data center is as crucial to its operations as a bank, if not more. Hence, we have summarized a list of the top ten players in the data center space in Singapore.

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

Download spreadsheet to see all features in detail.

Top 10 Data Center Providers in Singapore:

1. 1-Net

1-Net offers a highly safe and best-in-class data center in Singapore. North Data Center of 1-Net is the first Tier III Constructed Facility certified by Uptime Institute in Southeast Asia. It’s New Data Center (GoldPlus) has been awarded BCA-IDA Green Mark. 1-Net North is also in compliance with the Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) governed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

1-Net deals in carrier-neutral internet data centers, and provides a complete range of integrated services including managed services, domestic and international network connectivity, work area recovery suite, media delivery, and cloud services as well.

1-Net is a venture of Mediacorp enterprise, the leading media company of Singapore that works for a comprehensive range of platforms, spanning radio, television, movies, magazines, out-of-home media and digital.

1-Net data center footprint is expanding in more countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Indonesia.

2. Cyxtera

Cyxtera Technologies combines a global footprint of over 50 state-of-the-art data centers with a portfolio of advanced, cloud- and hybrid-ready analytics and security offerings. It provides over 3,500 service providers, government agencies and enterprises, an integrated, safe and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for systems and critical applications.

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 1,100 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Catbird, Cryptzone, Brainspace, and Easy Solutions
  • Expertise in advanced threat and behavioral analytics and identity-centric security.

3. Digital Realty

Established in 2004, Digital Realty finds its foundation on digital trust with core values driven by excellence, customer centricity, and teamwork. It has 210+
Data Centers in 14 countries, 35 metros, and 5 continents.

Digital Realty supports the colocation, data center, and interconnection strategies of customers across APAC, the Americas and EMEA. The services range from information technology and cloud services, social networking, communications to financial services, energy, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Digital Realty fulfills capacity, global coverage and ecosystem connectivity requirements for companies of varying sizes by offering the leading global platform for centers of data exchange, colocation, and interconnection solutions.

4. Epsilon

Headquartered in Singapore, Epsilon is a cloud-centric world-leading service provider of connectivity and communications. It connects 220 data centers in 39 cities. Epsilon’s SDN platform named Infiny by Epsilon combines a web-based portal, on-demand connectivity, and APIs for providing partners with simple yet effective solutions. All Epsilon services get powered by a hyper-scalable, carrier-grade, global backbone that connects the communications and technology hubs around the globe. Epsilon has offices in Sofia, London, Dubai, and New York.

Epsilon Telecommunications Limited is owned by Epsilon Global Communications. It was founded in London in early 2003. Epsilon is 100% privately owned with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and the US. The group holding Epsilon Global Communications, is incorporated in Singapore.

5. Equinix

Equinix, Inc. is the leading global interconnection and data center company that connects businesses to their customers, partners and employees with the most interconnected data centers. In 53 markets on five continents worldwide, Equinix Singapore helps companies come together, interconnect everyone, realize new opportunities, integrate whatever they need to create their digital futures to accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

6. Global Switch

Global Switch owns, operates and develops large-scale, network dense, carrier and cloud-neutral multi-tenanted data centers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. These data centers offer rich, carrier and cloud-neutral ecosystems and provide security, reliability, and flexibility required by the customers for housing their IT infrastructure.

Global Switch operates 13 data centers in major connectivity hubs across Asia-Pacific and Europe and provides approximately 380,000 sq m of advanced technical space.

Europe: Paris, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Madrid
Asia-Pacific: Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney

With Global Switch, customers can establish direct connections to a wide variety of service providers and get flexibility to diversify their networks. They can also connect directly to major cloud providers, Internet Exchanges and carriers as well as ISP networks in each of the data centers.

7. Keppel Data Centers

Keppel Data Centers owns some of the highly advanced data centers in Singapore. They help businesses stay more connected with a global financial center and data center hub of Southeast Asia. They provide customized solutions with carrier-neutral fiber-optic networks, advanced infrastructure and uninterrupted power supply.

They have designed, built and operate state-of-the-art data centers like Keppel DC Singapore 1, Keppel DC Singapore 2 and Keppel DC Singapore 3. All three are a part of Keppel DC REIT portfolio, the first data center real estate investment trust that has been listed in Asia.

The datacenters keep the data secure with multiple built-in redundancies and a full range of colocation services connected to a vast ecosystem of interconnected networks, cloud-based services, and enterprises.

8. Racks Central

Funded privately by major equity partners, Racks Central provides premium-grade data center space and managed services for the Asia Pacific region. A Tier 3 ready data center is operated by Racks Central for enterprise customers in Singapore and beyond. Their focus is to provide a highly secured world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential.

Racks Central staffs highly-trained specialists and is driven by a team of industry experts. Their team has years of experience in large-scale complex IT systems, power generation, data center operations, and engineering for high-tech industries.

Racks Central is uniquely positioned for satisfying the IT hosting, connectivity and security requirements of telecommunication carriers, enterprises and service providers from all over the region.

9. SingTel

With headquarters in Singapore, Singtel has 140 years of operating experience and has played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub. By market capitalization, it is one of the largest listed Singapore companies on the Singapore Exchange.

Singtel’s subsidiary in Australia – Optus, is a leading player in integrated telecommunications and a provider of innovative products and services.

Singtel has strategically invested in Asia and Africa. The leading companies include Advanced Info Service (Thailand), Bharti Airtel (India, South Asia, and Africa), Globe Telecom (the Philippines) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

The Group has a number of offices throughout Europe, the Asia Pacific and the USA, serves 700+ million mobile customers and employs more than 23,000 staff around the globe.

10. ST Telemedia

The guiding principles of ST Telemedia are Invest. Build. Grow. Contribute. Beginning operations in 1994, ST Telemedia has ensured that deep domain expertise, innovation, and technology are at the core of what they do. Their ‘synergy by design’ approach has helped them build a strong presence in three areas – Communications & Media, Infrastructure Technology and Data Centers.

ST Telemedia has made strategic acquisitions and investments with a major footprint in main global economic hubs in the UK, Singapore, India, Thailand, and China. Primarily focused on the UK/Europe and Asia-Pacific, their agile and multi-tenant business model has ensured that their global data center assets are diversified and differentiated.

Below is a list of the most important products and features of data center service providers in Singapore. Read on to know more about which is tier 4 data center in Singapore, tier 3 data center in Singapore and so on.

(Please Note: Here NA stands for Information Not Available on website/public domain)

Features 1-Net Cyxtera Digital Realty Epsilon Equinix Global Switch Keppel Data Centers Racks Central SingTel ST Telemedia
Co-location Singapore Yes Colocation ServicesCXD On-Demand Colocation ColocationLow latency Colocation Colocation Solutions Colocation Services Yes Yes Co-location Services Colocation Services Colocation Services & Solutions
Cloud Solutions Cloud – 1-Net Alchemy Cloud Interconnection AWS Direct ConnectOracle FastConnectGoogle Cloud InterconnectIBM Direct LinkMulti-Cloud AccessLand and Expand Direct Cloud ConnectAWS via Direct ConnectAlibaba Cloud via Express ConnectGoogle Cloud via Partner InterconnectIBM Cloud via Cloud Direct LinkMicrosoft Azure via ExpressrouteOracle Cloud via Fast Connect Cloud Exchange FabricPrivate CloudsPublic CloudsHybrid CloudsCloud Service Providers Cloud Services NA Dedicated Servers (Managed/Unmanaged)Nano DC (Nano Data Center)Cloud StorageCloud Managed ServicesCloud Ready InfrastructureCloud Computing Cloud Services Cloud Connect
Locations Singapore (expanding its data center footprint in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia) United States (17) , Canada (3), United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, China, Tokyo, Singapore North America (19), Europe (4), Australia (2), China, Japan (2), Singapore, Asia pacific, South America (3) Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York United States (76), Brazil (6), Canada (2), Colombia, Bulgaria (2), Finland (6), France (6), Germany (10), Ireland (4), Italy (3), Netherlands (11), Poland (3), Portugal, Spain (4), Sweden (3), Switzerland (6), Turkey, UAE (3), UK (13), Brazil (6) Amsterdam (2), Frankfurt (2), London (2), Madrid, Paris (2), Hong Kong, Singapore (2), Sydney Singapore (5), Australia (5), Malaysia (2), Ireland (2), The Netherlands (2), United Kingdom (2), Germany, HongKong Singapore, China Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong with access to 20+ DCs across China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe and USA Singapore (7), Thailand, India (15), China (58), United Kingdom (10)
Number of datacenters 2 (North & East) 60 210+ 5 190+ 13 20 2 12 90
Total Capacity Approx. 20,000 sq m. 2.6 Million sq feet 34.5 million rentable square feet 32,720 sq feet 22.2 million square feet 380,000 sq m 190,000 sq ft 10k sqm (Only China one) 1.3 million sq feet 2.15 Million Sq. Ft.
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Suggested Reading: Top 10 best data center service providers in India 2019

Tell us your feedback in the comments section. We also invite suggestions to help us make this list better.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purpose only. Price and product information are subject to change. This information has been sourced from the websites and relevant resources available in the public domain of the named vendors as on 2nd December 2019. Daily Host News makes best endeavors to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, however, it does not warrant or guarantee that anything written here is 100% accurate, timely, or relevant to the website visitors.
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Cloud Leadership Summit 2019 successfully brings together leaders in the Indian cloud and hosting industry

An unparalleled event for the leaders in the cloud and hosting industry in India, Cloud leadership summit 2019 concluded successfully in Goa.  The event that took place at Hotel Le Méridien Calangute, Goa, India from 8 to 10 November, brought together CEOs and heads of the leading multinationals in the Indian cloud and hosting industry together in a relaxed setting.

Cloud leadership summit 2019

There were the following sessions at the event.

1.Panel Discussion: Future of Web Hosting in 2020 and Beyond

Cloud leadership summit

The panelists included Tarun Dua, CEO – E2E Networks, Narendra Sen, CEO – Rackbank and Samir Jhaveri, CEO – XcellHost Cloud.

There was a discussion on the future of web hosting and how web hosting companies have to evolve in order to remain relevant and grow stronger.

There were also discussions on the growth of the Indian datacenter industry and its future. With niche markets still open, what should service providers do to compete with three big public cloud providers?  Further, they discussed how to provide services to customers with open source tools.

  1. The panel discussion was followed by a presentation by the sponsors – Acronis and ZNet Technologies.

In this session, the Acronis team told about how the web hosting, data center, and the cloud industry can comply with the data localization laws in India by offering Acronis cloud services to their customers.

Acronis in Cloud leadership summit

  1. Panel Discussion: Growth hacking with sustainable marketing for scaling up your hosting business

The panelists were Munesh Jadoun, CEO – ZNet Technologies, Danish Wadhwa, CEO – Webdew and Dhanasekar Mani, CEO – OVI Hosting.

As web hosting has evolved to cloud hosting, hyperscale and serverless computing so has the marketing techniques for web hosting services. In this session, there was a deep dive into how effective offline and online marketing is, best practices along with recommended tools for improving SEO and company presence across social media platforms. The points that were discussed:

  • Email marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • SEO and content marketing
  • Offline marketing
  • CRM and tools for tracking leads and opportunities
  • Digital marketing cheat sheet and best practices
  • Outsource vs DIY?

grow hosting business

  1. Panel Discussion: Web Hosting Automation – Tools, Resources and best practices

multicloud services - how to cope

The panelists included Sabarinathan Sampath, COO – ZNet Technologies, Ishan Talahati, CEO – Leapswitch, and Tarun Dua, CEO – E2E Networks.

The discussion was held around how the hosters can automate their hosting business- this covered the tools, resources and best practises of how web hosting companies worldwide are automating the daily tasks for deployment, monitoring and also for support. The points that were discussed included:

  • Virtualization automation tools.
  • Ansible automation
  • Monitoring for VMs and service end points
  • cPanel, Plesk and other control panels for hosters.
  • AV and malware prevention for Linux and Windows
  • Support automation
  • WHMCS – Are there any other viable alternatives
  1. The panel discussion was followed by a presentation by the sponsors – Intel and RP tech India.

Intel sponsors Cloud leadership summit

  1. Panel Discussion: AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud: Demystifying Multi-Cloud Operations

The panelists were Arun Bansal, CEO – Mantra Tech, Rahul Kukure, CEO – Hostin Services and Bharat Bala, ReadyDedis, LLC

Multi-Cloud expertise is essential for the growth of web hosting providers and in this session, there were discussions around the best practices for managing multi-cloud operations, right pricing your services along with client expectations and the skills required for the team to manage multi-cloud hosting services.

AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud: Demystifying Multi-Cloud Operations

In the end, there was a session on digital marketing best practices by Danish Wadhwa, CEO, Webdew.

Digital marketing - best practices

The attendees were quite elated with the three days sessions where they got to expand their knowledge realm and find solutions to their business problems.

Team DHN is looking ahead to cover Cloud Leadership Summit 2020!

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CDN comparison: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, IBM, Alibaba Cloud

In 2020, worldwide online CDN traffic is projected to reach 252 EB per month, up from 54 EB per month in 2017 – Statista.

Everyone is on the internet these days. Whether a user is performing a simple Google search or watching a video on YouTube or streaming content on Netflix or Amazon Prime, he looks for speedy content delivery to his device. Here, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) play an integral part.

CDN plays a major role in ensuring that the content is delivered as fast and quickly as possible to the user. Let’s dig deeper to know more about what is CDN and how it works.

What is CDN?

A CDN is a system of distributed servers or networks that deliver content like webpages, videos, images, etc. to a user, from a server closest to his geographical location.

Three main factors are involved in the working of a CDN – the user’s location, website or hosting server’s location and the content delivery server’s location.

How CDN works?

As per a study by Akamai, an average online shopper expects a website to load in 2 seconds and will not wait for more than 3 seconds before leaving the site.

When a user requests any content like a webpage or video on the internet, the CDN comes into action. It redirects the request to the delivery server that’s closest to the user. For example: If someone from the US is trying to access an Indian website, then instead of responding directly from the Indian server, the request will be routed through the local CDN server situated in the US. This reduces latency and bandwidth consumption, blocks the direct attack on the host server and secures applications.

The CDN stores cached images, files and other content of the website. It further contacts the originating server, asks for content not cached previously, and makes its data up-to-date.

There are a multitude of content delivery network providers in the market. Thus, we have come up with an in-depth comparison of the most famous ones. Know:

  • Features of different content delivery networks
  • Amazon CloudFront Vs Google CDN Vs IBM Cloud CDN Vs Azure Content Delivery network Vs Alibaba Cloud CDN – Differences between CDN services of these providers through a quick comparison chart.

Content Delivery Network – CDN Comparison

1. Amazon CloudFront

Overview

Amazon CloudFront is a fast CDN service that safely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers with high transfer speeds and low latency. It provides a developer-friendly environment that empowers them to customize features for meeting different requirements. It stops attacks from reaching the origin server by acting as the front door to user applications. HTTPS with SSL/TLS encryption further ensures application security. CloudFront offers access controls for the website.

Features:

  • CloudFront is completely integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and thus it effortlessly connects with services like AWS elemental media services, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, AWS Shield for DDoS mitigation, Elastic Load Balancing, and Lambda@Edge.
  • With pay-as-you-go pricing mode, users pay only what they use and get private committed pricing with no upfront charges.
  • Amazon CloudFront runs on AWS global network with 200 point of presence.

AWS CDN

Source: AWS

  • It provides better user experience with TCP optimization that enables static as well as dynamic content.
  • It enables you to deliver a complete website with CloudFlare using only one domain name. This boosts the upload and download speed of your website content.
  • It reduces cache churn via de-duplication optimization and tiered caching.
  • It protects against the application and network layer denial-of-service-attacks (DDoS) through Amazon CloudFront, AWS Shield, AWS Web Application Firewall and Amazon Route 53.

2. Google Cloud CDN

Overview

Google Cloud CDN utilizes the globally distributed Google edge points for speeding up content delivery for applications and websites. It processes the request from Google Cloud Storage and Compute Engine.

Users can enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox, after successfully setting up HTTP(S) Load Balancing.

Google Cloud

Source: Google

Sites using Google Cloud CDN don’t require a regional DNS because they get a single IP address that can run anywhere. Cloud CDN safeguards site content with SSL/TLS and there are no additional charges for it.

Google Cloud CDN is fully integrated with the Google Cloud Platform. It can support up to 5TB objects, so it can be used to manage media and gaming traffic.

Features:

  • Users can manage all content from one IP address and get low latency with Anycast feature.
  • It supports HTTP/2 with HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/1.0.
  • Users can use their own SSL/TLS certificate to make their site content safe on a domain name of their choice.
  • Users can remove cached images and more in a minute with an invalidation feature.
  • Stackdriver logging integration allows users to get detailed information about all cache.
  • It can serve any content from Compute Engine VMs and Cloud Storage buckets.
  • Users are charged on the basis of different incidents like cache egress bandwidth, cache fill bandwidth, and HTTP/HTTPS requests.

3. IBM Cloud Delivery Network

Overview

IBM Cloud Delivery Network gets powered by Akamai, a leading CDN provider. It provides fast content delivery in a cost-effective way with edge servers in over 133 countries. It has use cases in various industry solutions – software, media, entertainment, e-commerce, banking, gaming and more.

IBM CDN

Source: IBM

Features:

  • IBM Cloud CDN can be configured easily for serving content from the Host Server Origin and from the object storage endpoint as well.
  • Users can set-up different origin servers with multiple paths.
  • Users can speedily purge or remove the cached content.
  • Set TTL (time to live) time that defines the amount of time (in seconds) the edge server can cache content for any specific directory path.
  • Users get metrics availability with graphical views.
  • Users get high quality streaming across various network types with video-on-demand performance optimization.
  • With Geographical Access Control, control who accesses your content, based on geographical location.

4. Azure Content Delivery Network

Overview

Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network provides a safe and trusted content delivery with global coverage and huge scalability. Its seamless integration with Azure services empowers users to start instantly and scale within minutes. Azure CDN helps users to decrease load times, boost speed, and save on bandwidth on pay-as-you-go pricing model. It is a perfect CDN for managing applications, websites, IoT endpoints, streaming game and other media, etc.

Azure CDN

Source: Microsoft

Features:

  • Integrated deeply with Azure services like storage, cloud, Web apps and media services.
  • Globally distributed presence provides the capability to handle sudden traffic spikes.
  • Developer friendly environment permits them to quickly build and deploy applications with API support.
  • Users get the ability to enable HTTPS for their domain names to secure their content, without additional cost for certificate management.
  • It easily integrates with Akamai and Verizon for building and customizing content delivery strategy with chosen providers.
  • Users get to gain useful insights with granular and actual time advanced analytics.

5. Alibaba Cloud CDN

Overview

Alibaba Cloud CDN or Content Delivery Network is a distributed network that is built over the transport network and it contains edge node clusters deployed in various regions. CDN prevents network congestion by offloading traffic from the origins. CDN accelerates website content delivery in different scenarios or regions.

Alibaba Cloud CDN ingests resources from the origin server and then caches them on the globally distributed CDN nodes. When a website visitor sends a resource request, the system does not forward the request back to the origin. Instead, the system automatically pulls the resources cached on the CDN node closest to the user and returns them to the website visitor.

Alibaba Cloud Content delivery network

Source: Alibaba Cloud

Features:

  • Alibaba Cloud CDN provides HTTPS- secured acceleration to prevent data tampering, hijacking or leakage.
  • It supports hierarchical caching of frequently accessed resources and intelligent popularity calculation. This enables the precise acceleration of the requested resources.
  • All CDN nodes have SSDs configured to provide high-speed writing and reading to decrease response time and increase availability.
  • The CDN service supports anti-leech features based on URL authentication verification, user agent (UA) headers, HTTP referrer, and IP addresses.
  • It supports smart compression and web page optimization for reducing the overhead of content delivery and accelerating delivery.
  • It supports end-to-end data statistics, user profiling and multi-dimensional analysis for boosting business development.
  • You get a personalized log service and storage persistent service for log download and analysis.
  • It smartly recognizes illicit content on the basis of deep learning and thus minimizes the risk associated with user violations.

Content Delivery Network – CDN comparison: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, IBM, Alibaba Cloud

Amazon CloudFront vs Google Cloud CDN vs IBM Content Delivery Network vs Azure Content Delivery Network vs Alibaba Cloud CDN

Features Amazon CloudFront Google Cloud CDN IBM Content Delivery Network Azure Content Delivery Network Alibaba Cloud CDN
NA = Direct information not available
Points of Presence (PoP) 200 90+ 133 129 2800 Nodes
Pre-requisites Sign-up or create free account Through an existing HTTPS load balancing User needs to create his IBM ID first Azure Subscription is needed Sign-up, get free trial
Pricing Pay-per-use Pay-per-use Pay-per-use Pay-per-use Basic services support two billing methods: Pay by Traffic and Pay by Bandwidth
Invalidation Yes Yes Yes Yes NA
Time to live feature (TTL) Yes NA Yes Yes Yes
Integration Integrated with AWS Integrated with Google Cloud Platform Akamai Integration Integrated with Azure Services Integrated with Alibaba Cloud Services
Management of CDN AWS Management Console NA IBM Cloud Console Management via REST API, .NET, Node.js, or PowerShell CDN Console
Video on Demand Yes No No NA Yes
Multiple CDNs NA NA Yes Yes NA
Developer Friendly Yes NA NA Yes Yes
API Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Origin Pull Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSL/TLS Encryption support Yes Yes Wildcard Certificate and Domain Validation (DV) SAN Certificate Yes Yes
Bring your own certificate Yes No No Yes NA
Custom SSL Yes No No Yes Yes (Paid)
Field Level Encryption Yes No No No Authentication keys to encrypt URLs
Video Streaming Optimization Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Large File Optimization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTP/2 Support Yes Yes NA Yes NA
HTTPS support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geo Access Control Yes NA Yes Yes Yes
Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real-Time Statistics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support AWS Support Offers different support packages Documentation and forum support Included in Azure Subscription Multiple plans with varying prices
Custom Origin Yes No support for external origin server No No Yes
Compliance PCI Compliant, HIPAA eligible and SOC compliant NA NA Yes Yes
GZIP Compression Yes No Yes Yes No
IPv6 support Yes NA Yes Yes Yes
Suggested Reading: Top 10 best data center service providers in India 2019
Bottom Line:

In order to decide which CDN platform is right for you, first, analyze why you need a CDN. A CDN is recommended for websites with heavy traffic coming from different locations. Once you have analyzed and evaluated your needs, go for the CDN which meets them. Alibaba Cloud with 2800 nodes and yes in most of the rows seem to us to be leading the pack. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purpose only. Price, product and feature information are subject to change. This information has been sourced from the websites and relevant resources available in the public domain of the named vendors on 6 November 2019. Daily Host News makes best endeavors to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, however, it does not warrant or guarantee that anything written here is 100% accurate, timely, or relevant to the website visitors.

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Amazon is acquiring storage startup E8 Storage for $60 million

Amazon is acquiring the Israeli flash storage technology startup E8 Storage for around $50-$60 million, reported the “Globes.”

E8 Storage lists 30 employees on LinkedIn. The team and the technology at E8 will merge with Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) development center in Tel Aviv.

The startup provides centralized, rack-scale flash for the enterprise and software-defined cloud with high performance, low latency, and simplified storage to meet the needs of enterprises. E8 Storage solutions are also upgradeable and expandable.

E8 solution helps enterprises to build a private internal organizational infrastructure which can be used for transition from local server to a high-speed storage data center that meets their required scale of storage.

This is Amazon’s second acquisition in Israel this year, following the cloud computing firm CloudEndure, which was acquired in January. Other notable acquisitions by Amazon in 2019 include Canvas Technology, Eero, TSO Logic, Sizmek and Bebo.

Amazon has relied on acquisitions to expand beyond its online marketplace. The tech giant has typically kept tabs on almost every trend. It is not just a part of what it is technically known for, but also now into cloud-computing services, electronics maker, grocery chain owner, digital advertising company and health care.

The company has been investing in diverse range of markets and closed multiple deals spending billions of dollars. Last year, the Seattle-based company spent $1.65 billion on acquisition.

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DCD>Bangalore all set to bring together industry experts from Datacenter and Cloud community

Businesses around the globe are increasingly opting to provision their computing, storage, and data using on-demand cloud services. This has given a substantial rise to the usage of cloud services as well as data center equipment and services in the market.

Computing demands has increased all the more, especially with the advent of modern technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, and big data. While some enterprises are going for cloud, others are opting for the data center.

The scenario is the same in India as well. The country has a strong customer base of over a billion users. There are favourable government policies coupled with the digital revolution, IoT deployment, and cloud adoption. This shows that India is gearing up for the second phase of data center growth. These trends are expected to lead to the rise in web-scale data centers within the country.

To track the inevitable growth of web-scale datacenters in India, the 9th Annual DCD>Bangalore is returning this year on 18 July.

DCD>Bangalore: At a glance

DCD>Bangalore is India’s leading data center and cloud infrastructure convention that will bring together senior stakeholders from the Datacenter and Cloud community.

The conference will have discussions on the current paradigm shift from on-premise to colocation to cloud, edge computing, green data centers, digital transformation, and other key aspects that enable the evolution of the IT infrastructure in the country.

It will be a day filled with thought-leading presentations, panels, keynotes, lightning sessions, hosted roundtables, solutions briefings, big discussions, private and closed-door debates, workshops.

The one-day event will feature over 850 senior industry attendees, more than 30 industry-leading speakers, and around 30 partners and exhibitors.

Expert speakers at DCD>Bangalore

  1. Pritam Goyal, General Manager – Data centre & MTX Infrastructure Planning, Vodafone Idea Ltd
  1. Pradeep Guda, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud
  1. Suresh Rathod, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Sales, Ctrls
  1. Prakash Chandra Lohia, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited
  1. Sairam Veeraswamy, Senior Director – Innovation Programs, VMware
  1. Sundara Ramalingam N, Head of Deep Learning Practice, NVIDIA
  1. Stephen Worn, CTO and Managing Director, NAM, DatacenterDynamics
  1. Bharat B Anand, CTO, National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

9. Ajay Garg, Business Development Director of Data Center Management Solutions, Intel Corporation

10. Vikas Aggarwal, Partner, Business Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

11. NK Singh, Senior Business Development Director, Uptime Institute

12. Sandeep Dandekar, Executive Vice President, Procurement & Asset Management, NTT Com-Netmagic

13. Vinit Gupta, Country Head Marketing, Numeric India, Legrand

Find the full list of speakers here.

Key themes to be covered at the event

  • Digital Transformation & The Data Center Edge
  • Executing Hybrid IT Strategy
  • Energy Smart & Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Modernization & Lifecycle Management

Register for DCD>Bangalore:

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*Free plans also available.

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