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HPE Aruba to support Make in India and Digital India initiatives with its new manufacturing plan

Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, is going to start manufacturing of its wired and wireless solutions in India.

Owned by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Aruba has invested around $300 million in India over the last five years for the development of its products. With the new initiative, the company will support the Indian government’s Make in India and Digital India practices.

“The fast-growing Indian economy and highly skilled talent pool are critical to the growth of Aruba worldwide. We are committed to fostering the development of the country and its people, through expanding manufacturing in the region. It is a matter of great pride for me personally to lead Aruba and to play a foundational role in its success,” said Keerti Melkote, co-founder and president of Aruba.

“Data and connectivity are catalysts for growth in India, and Aruba is excited to play an important role in the growth story. We are already investing about $60M USD annully in R&D and this will grow.”

The Make in India and Digital India practices aim to digitally transform the country by connecting people, services and devices. These initiatives need wired and wireless connectivity and reliable infrastructure. Other than connectivity, these services and infrastructure will provide location services, emergency response systems, and crowd management.

The connectivity infrastructure will also deliver training to Indian citizens, and drive employability and entrepreneurship. Thus, the country will become one of the largest consumers of wireless solutions.

With its new move, HPE Aruba will manufacture the products that can meet the market demands and accelerate the initiatives of Indian government to digitally transform the country.

“We are fortunate to have such a rich ecosystem of product development, software development and innovation in India,” said Santanu Ghose, director – India, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

“JAM – jan-dhan, Aadhar, and mobile-connectivity have been hailed as the building blocks for economic growth as we march towards being a $3 trillion economy by 2020.  Ubiquitous data connectivity will play a big role in this growth story, and Aruba, with its strong intellectual property and mobile-first philosophy, is ideally poised to facilitate this growth.  The manufacturing capability in India will give us added advantages to rapidly innovate networking solutions that will also deliver benefits and new experiences for other parts of the world as well.”

Initially, the products manufactured by HPE Aruba will be targeted for only Indian market but will grow over the time to be exported to other countries as well. Aruba’s this idea will make India an export hub, eventually supporting the Make in India initiative.

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“Wi-Fi network infrastructure is now a key enabler of technological empowerment for Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs),” said Professor Vivek Singh, BHU, Varanasi.

“I am quite hopeful that Aruba’s plan to start network hardware manufacturing in India will be a significant step towards localization, improving cost structures and enhancing the overall user experience. This will help ensure the rapid development and acceleration of the digital transformation process of Indian HEIs”.

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Get ready for the country’s top cloud, hosting and domaining event of the year – CloudFest India

The largest gathering of the cloud, hosting and internet infrastructure space – CloudFest India, is returning this year to Mumbai, on 23rd May 2018 at The Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel.

CloudFest India brings together the business leaders to discuss everything from infrastructure, services, security, software, content to deployment and deliver insightful key takeaways for the attendees.

India stands as an emerging market for the internet professionals in terms of various growth opportunities present. SMBs (small and medium sized businesses) act as the backbone of the Indian economy. Per a report published by the Ministry of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), India is home to 51 million SMEs, contributing 37.5 percent of India’s GDP.

*The onset of digital technologies has transformed the landscape in which SMBs operate. As per TRAI and BCG-Google study, India has 1.03 billion mobile subscriptions and over 350 million internet users.

The event will talk about more such opportunities that exist in the Indian market. It will showcase the latest technologies, innovations and trends that facilitate the modern communication.

The event will bring together the key branches of the internet infrastructure space – cloud and hosting, security and privacy, software and services, CDNs, telecoms, website builders and CMSs and domain registries and registrars.

It’s a must attend event because:

  • It’s a platform where the movers and shakers of the internet industry meet and network.
  • Attendees get to explore latest, state-of-the-art technologies in the exhibition hall.
  • All get fun and networking opportunities at the ConneXion party.

Attendees can also hold in-house private meetings to discuss growth opportunities with their fellow attendees, including customers and partners.

The ConneXion Party will also be an attraction at CloudFest India, where the attendees can have fun and at the same time network with each other.

This year the list of keynote speakers includes some eminent personalities like Nikhil Arora (VP and Managing Director at GoDaddy), Samiran Gupta (Head of India, ICANN), Manish Dalal (Vice-President – Naming Services, Asia-Pacific at Verisign), Rajendran Dhandapani (Director of Engineering at Zoho), Deepak Daftari (CEO at eShiksha.com) and many more.

GoDaddy stands as the diamond sponsor of the event while Duda and Zoho are the platinum sponsors. Other sponsors include Donuts, Domain Dhaba, E2E Networks, serverloft, OpenSRS, resellerCONNECT and more.

It is a must attend event for those with online businesses and those who aspire to start one.

*Source: https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/in/pdf/2017/01/Impact-of-internet-and-digitisation.pdf 

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India faced over 53,000 cyberattacks in 2017: CERT report 

More than 53,000 cyber security incidents took place in India last year, as per a report by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

The report was submitted to Indian Parliament by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, where he mentioned that these cybersecurity incidents included website intrusions and defacements, virus and malicious code, phishing, scanning and probing, ransomware, as well as denial of service attacks.

“As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 44679, 49455, 50362 and 53081 cyber security incidents were observed during the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively,” wrote Ravi Shankar Prasad in a reply to Rajya Sabha (Indian Parliament).

The current data shows that the cyberattacks are rapidly increasing every year. While the rise in cyberattacks was low in 2016, it tripled in 2017 when compared to 2016.

“With the proliferation and vast expansion of Information Technology and related services, there is a rise in instances of cybercrimes including financial frauds, using bank cards and e-wallets in the country like elsewhere in the world,” he added.

As per the data by NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau), over 9622, 11592, and 12317 cases related to cybercrime were registered in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively.

Indian government has taken several legal, technical and administrative steps to control cybercrime. In 2014, the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) was established for the protection of critical infrastructure in the country.

Digital India’ campaign is among leading initiatives by the Indian Government to develop the country. It is empowering Indian citizens by enhancing connectivity, improving electronic delivery of government services, etc. However, the more India is moving toward digitalization, the more is the increase in cybercrime.

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Apart from NCIIPC, the government has set up cybercrime cells in all states and union territories.