Hivelocity Expands Global Edge Compute Service to Frankfurt

Hivelocity, a leading global provider of IaaS, announced today the availability of its bare-metal edge compute services in Frankfurt, Germany.  Frankfurt stands first among several new European and APAC locations that Hivelocity will be launching in the coming months as it continues to extend the reach of its edge compute platform.

Frankfurt lists in New York City, Dallas, Tampa, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Atlanta markets where Hivelocity offers its suite of infrastructure services.  Hivelocity’s platform lets users instantly deploy hundreds of Linux and Windows dedicated servers in all of these 8 global markets. Once the bare-metal is deployed, users can monitor server health and resource usage data, create the data recovery points, perform OS reloads, interact with technical support team and much more. Each server has the option of being self-managed or managed with the latter including things such as proactive monitoring and security patches.  Hivelocity’s expansion plans include adding edge compute to new markets like London, Singapore, Paris, Sydney, Amsterdam and Sao Paulo in the next three months.

“With customers hailing from over 130 countries, Hivelocity has long served a global market.  As our customers’ businesses have grown and matured, so have their needs to optimize and scale the performance of their applications all over the world.   By enabling our customers to deploy their compute and storage resources wherever in the world their end users are best served, we are providing them with a much better opportunity to maximize the end user experience and their own bottom line,” says Hivelocity CTO Ben Linton.

With businesses increasingly recognizing the benefits of having their compute nodes at the edge, there has been a recent growth in upstart edge providers.  Hivelocity believes its seventeen years of IaaS experience and obsessive focus on customer support gives it a boost on competitors.

“Our mantra has always been to be the best service provider our customers have ever worked with.  We maintain a Net Promoter Score of 74+ which is a testament to the level of satisfaction our customers feel, and frankly heads and shoulders above our competitors.  If a business needs to deploy 1000 servers or just 10 servers around the globe, you can guarantee they are going to need some help and technical support along the way.  Most of our competitors are new to the arena and all their capital is invested in developers and hardware.  We spend a lot of money on developers and hardware too, but we also employ nearly 100 technicians and engineers who work inside our data centers 24/7, providing the most exceptional technical support in the industry.  Our support solutions involve experts with years of experience working with you in real time, their solution is to have you fix it yourself or reload the OS,” says Hivelocity COO Steve Eschweiler.

ALSO READ: Hivelocity Acquires Dallas IaaS Provider,

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IaaS Hosting Provider NovoServe establishes 40GE connection to Asteroid IXP in Amsterdam

NovoServe, a venture capital backed Infrastructure-as-a-Service hosting provider with company-owned data centers focused on delivering custom-engineered IaaS hosting solutions including dedicated servers and virtual servers to customers worldwide, has established a 40GE port connection to the Asteroid Internet Exchange Point (IXP).

It means that NovoServe’s current peering/interconnection capacity at the Asteroid IXP Platform for its cross-border network backbone in the Netherlands and Germany will quadruple to meet its coming expansion needs. NovoServe is already eying 100GE to follow its planned IaaS hosting network restructuring in Q1 2019 and expected bandwidth volume growth this year.

The Asteroid IXP offers a fully automated, secured interconnection platform where some of the largest carriers, ISPs, hosting companies, CDNs and content providers globally are coming together to exchange traffic. The “smart” engineering design of Asteroid’s Internet Exchange Point in Amsterdam provides its users with a full-featured, highly automated and scalable network peering system.

NovoServe’s cross-border network backbone in the Netherlands and Germany offers a bandwidth mix composed of IP Transit and peering through Tier-1 carriers and IXPs. With two company-owned data centers in the Netherlands, 6 network Points-of-Presence (PoPs) established in two interconnected rings between Amsterdam and Frankfurt, as well as peering connections already available through other Dutch IXPs, NovoServe’s network architecture is designed to create optimal routing paths for their IaaS hosting solutions.

The connection to the Asteroid IXP Platform provides NovoServe with efficient interconnection and enhanced routing options to minimize latency while reinforcing network security, redundancy and speed. By upgrading their peering/interconnection capacity from 10GE to 40GE port capacity, NovoServe will be able to meet the requirements of increasing network traffic within NovoServe’s European network ecosystem.

“We’re pleased to see NovoServe establish a significant upgrade and enhanced connection to our highly automated IXP, following their impressive bandwidth volume growth lately. NovoServe’s European network backbone and bandwidth volume backed by their own data centers is adding great interconnection and efficiency opportunities to the other peering partners present on the Asteroid IXP platform,” said Remco van Mook, CEO of Asteroid.

“As a VC-backed IaaS hosting company with significant network growth lately, we expect NovoServe to further contribute greatly to our fast-expanding ecosystem of partners, also with regards to their planned further international growth in the years to come.”

  • Online gaming, CSPs, Streaming

“Asteroid delivers highly efficient, cost-effective and simple-to-deploy local network interconnection,” said Herke Plantenga, co-founder and CEO of NovoServe.

“They put lots of engineering effort into the design of this IXP and have shown that they are clearly ahead of the curve in understanding Internet interconnection with their nimble, efficient model. Built on the latest technologies, their platform provides a disruptive technology design, where network peers are just one simple click away for us, resulting in a highly automated peering.”

Now that NovoServe has upgraded from 10GE to a 40GE connection at the Asteroid IXP platform, the company is already eying a 100GE connection as it expects fast IaaS hosting network growth and expanded latency-reduction requirements during 2019.

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“The connection of our data centers and network to the Asteroid Internet Exchange Point in Amsterdam provides our customers with a faster, and more robust network infrastructure, improved network performance, and expanded network routing options,” added Mr. Plantenga.

“Especially our clients with latency-sensitive applications including online gaming companies, Cloud Service Providers and SaaS application providers will benefit from adding the Asteroid IXP platform to our network ecosystem. It gives them reduced latency and enhanced security guarantees. The capacity upgrade to 40GE meets our current network growth and bandwidth volume requirements. As we have planned to re-architect our Germany/Netherlands cross-border network backbone in Q1 2019 to support further network growth and geographically expanded latency-reduction, we are already contemplating a 100GE port capacity upgrade.”

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Hivelocity Acquires Dallas IaaS Provider,

Hivelocity, a leading provider of dedicated servers, cloud hosting, colocation and managed services, today announced the acquisition of, a Texas based IaaS provider with data centers in Dallas, Seattle and New York City.

“We are very excited to bring the Hivelocity experience to all of our new customers.  Our customer centric focus is what continues to foster our growth and what allows us to do things like we accomplished today.  I hope our customers, new and old, are just as excited as we are about today’s news.  Every one of our customers will benefit from the addition of our 9th, 10th and 11th data centers in what is now 7 highly strategic domestic markets,” said Hivelocity COO, Steve Eschweiler. 

Soon, our new data centers in Dallas, Seattle and New York will be privately connected to our other data centers in Los Angeles, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta and New York City.  This private connectivity between all of our data centers gives us the ability to maximize network performance and allows our customers to exchange data between geo-diverse solutions free, fast and securely.  Our new customers from Incero will now have services previously unavailable to them like Private Cloud, Rapid Restore, Managed Services and the ability to instantly deploy Bare-Metal in more than twice as many markets as before.

Incero was founded in 2008 and quickly gained traction with aggressive pricing coupled with a no-nonsense approach to self-managed bare-metal.  “We think our new customers from Incero will be thrilled when they see what Hivelocity brings to the table for them.  Our pricing aligns with what they are accustomed to from Incero, but our scale allows us to offer them a great deal more in both solutions and customer service.  Hivelocity has made exceptional customer service and technical support the foundation of its business since 2002.  Our objective is to exceed our customer’s expectations every time we interact with them.  Over the next few months our goal is to improve upon everything they have already enjoyed at Incero previously.  We aim to improve their network, their support experience and give them more options to most effectively operate their online presence.

Hivelocity is a provider of high-performance data center services to over thousands of customers from 130+ countries since 2002.   Hivelocity boasts a Net Promotor Score of 81 which signifies a world-class level of customer service.  In 2017, Hivelocity completed the acquisition of RackAlley, an IaaS provider headquartered in Los Angeles.  Both acquisitions have been privately funded allowing Hivelocity to continue operating with only the customer’s best interests in mind.

For more information about Hivelocity you can visit them at

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Top 5 priorities to master competencies in selecting, buying and deploying cloud services

One of the most complicated process for enterprises is to select, buy, and deploy public cloud services and tools, while avoiding the pitfalls.

Since there are numerous cloud providers out there, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders find it difficult to select the right cloud provider. Also, no two cloud providers are the same.

Choosing and managing cloud offerings is a critical skill for I&O leaders to master, given cloud computing’s central role in next-generation initiatives such as digital business, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence,” says Elias Khnaser, Senior Research Director at Gartner.

“Years from now, you don’t want to look back with regret, as the choices you make can have a lasting impact.”

To avoid looking back with regret, Gartner has identified five priorities that will help I&O leaders to select, buy, and deploy cloud offerings.

1. Analyze technical and architectural details of cloud providers

Technical architecture is critical for every organization, as it needs to integrate with the workflows, not only now but also in the years to come. Also, the technical architectures of most cloud platforms are large, complex and difficult to understand.

Gartner said that it is important to determine the key components of the architectures, the way they work together and affect the overall solution. Technical categories that should be prioritized should include self-service, elasticity, network access, security, regulatory compliance, and operational capabilities.

2. Understand the way cloud services measure up against requirements

I&O leaders should consider how the cloud services stack up against the key requirements and criteria of their organization. For instance, before choosing a standard cloud offering, the main requirements can be simplicity, performance, feature set, and costs.

The key requirements can be slightly different for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and application platform as a service (aPaaS). For IaaS, the key consideration areas should be compute, network, storage, security and support. Whereas, for aPaaS, these should be application architecture components, developer tools, virtualization and hosting architecture, code deployment, life cycle management, scalability, and availability.

3. Learn about cloud provider’s approach to security and compliance tools

Nowadays, the enterprises are increasing adoption of cloud services. With that, the requirement to meet regulatory and data privacy rules to govern the process of data has also increased.

For example, EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all enterprises that process and hold personal data of European organizations.

As per Gartner, I&O leaders should understand the approach of cloud provider to data privacy and compliance regulations.

4. Set criteria for evaluating cloud management solutions

Because of the increasing adoption of cloud services, the cloud providers today offer new cloud-native offerings. When there are several services and tools, it is important to have cloud management platforms and tools.

Hence, organizations should create a criterion to evaluate cloud management solutions, and a strategy to guide their selection and implementation processes.

5. Prepare for cloud service governance

Enterprises generally give more importance to time-to-functionality decisions as compared to planning for long-term stability and support. However, I&O leaders should take time to prepare for cloud service governance by understanding the process and architecture options.

Also read: Public cloud services revenue in India will reach $2.5 billion in 2018: Gartner

“An effective cloud account governance and design strategy provides I&O leaders with the ability to effectively scale, avoid sprawl, and reduce networking and management complexities. This helps avoid the need for disruptive retrofitting of the infrastructure months or years after it has transformed into a critical production platform,” says Khnaser.

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Organizations have 14 misconfigured public cloud services running at any given time: McAfee study

On average, an organization experiences over 2,200 misconfigured incidents every month in their public cloud instances, according to a report by McAfee. These cloud instances include infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

For the report, titled Cloud Adoption and Risk Report, McAfee analyzed billions of events in anonymized cloud production use to find the current state of cloud deployments and expose risks.

“Operating in the cloud has become the new normal for organizations, so much so that our employees do not think twice about storing and sharing sensitive data in the cloud,” said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of the Cloud Security Business, McAfee.

“Accidental sharing, collaboration errors in SaaS cloud services, configuration errors in IaaS/PaaS cloud services, and threats are all increasing. In order to continue to accelerate their business, organizations need a cloud-native and frictionless way to consistently protect their data and defend from threats across the spectrum of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS.”

Key findings of McAfee’s Cloud Adoption and Risk Report:

  • 21% of data in cloud is sensitive

According to the report, organizations consider around a quarter of their data in the cloud as sensitive. This shows that putting sensitive data in cloud has increased by 53% year over year. Organizations are at risk of the sensitive data being stolen or leaked in case a misconfigured cloud incident occurs.

Today, more and more organizations are using public cloud for providing new digital experiences to their customers. But the organizations that haven’t adopted a cloud strategy are at risk of losing their most valuable asset. A right cloud strategy can include data loss protection, configuration audits, and collaboration controls.

Further, organizations without cloud strategy are also exposing themselves to risk of noncompliance with internal and external regulations.

  • 20% of sensitive data in cloud runs through email services

No doubt, the cloud services help organizations accelerate their business by making the more agile with resources, offering ability to scale and opportunities for collaboration.

Cloud services like Office 365 increase the effectiveness of collaboration, that involves sharing. However, uncontrolled sharing can result in data exposure. The report found that 22% of cloud users share files externally, an increase of 21% YoY.

Sharing of sensitive data with an open, publicly accessible link has increased by 23%, whereas, sensitive data sent to personal email address has increased by 12% YoY.

Top collaboration and file sharing services

For last five years, an Office 365 application is dominating the list of top 10 collaboration services, followed by G Suite services.

  • Enterprises using IaaS and PaaS had 14 misconfigured services running at any given time

Currently, 65% organizations globally are using some form of IaaS, while 52% are using PaaS.

Since, it is costly to buy and maintain servers, organizations go for IaaS and PaaS. It gives IT teams the ability to spin up virtual machines, containers or functions as a service, as per the need.

For IaaS and PaaS, organizations are trusting Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) the most. AWS clearly leads the pack with 94% of all IaaS usage share. Azure and GCP account for 3.7% and 1.3% shares respectively.

Additionally, 78% of organizations are using a multi-cloud strategy, leveraging both AWS and Azure together.

McAfee study found that on average, enterprises using IaaS and PaaS had 14 misconfigured services running at any given time, resulting in an average of 2,269 misconfiguration incidents per month.

  • 80% organizations experience at least 1 compromised account threat per month

As per the report, most of the threats to data in cloud results from compromised accounts and insider threats. On average, an organization generates over 3.2 billion threat events per month in the cloud. These threat events include compromised account, privileged user, insider threat etc. Such events have increased by 27.7% YoY.

80% of all organizations report that they experienced at least one compromised account threat per month. Whereas, 92% of organizations has stolen cloud credentials for sale on the Dark Web.

Also read: 25% of businesses had their data stolen from public cloud: McAfee Study

For security of sensitive data in cloud storage, file-sharing and collaboration applications, enterprises will need to first understand the cloud services they are using. Further, they must identify which services hold sensitive data, and how that data is being shared and with whom.

When they know these things, they can push suitable security policies to prevent highly sensitive data from being stored in unapproved cloud services. They also need to continuously audit and monitor their IaaS and PaaS configurations.

Download the full Cloud Adoption & Risk Report here.

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Enterprise SaaS market generates $20 billion quarterly, with Microsoft and Salesforce as dominants : Synergy Research

According to second quarter data by Synergy Research, the enterprise SaaS (software-as-a-service) market helps software vendors to generate $20 billion quarterly revenue. This number is further growing by 32% each year.

Synergy stated that SaaS market has gained maturity in many ways, but there are still a number of factors that limit the growth of SaaS market in years to come. Currently, the SaaS market accounts for less than 15% of total enterprise software spending.

The SaaS market is not growing as faster as IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) markets, but it is substantially bigger and will remain so with rapid growth across all segments and geographic regions.

Microsoft is currently dominating the global SaaS market, holding a market share of 17%. It overtook Salesforce in the SaaS market because of its leadership in high-growth collaboration segment.

Salesforce continues to lead the CRM segment, but its growth is relatively low in SaaS segments. Adobe, Oracle, and SAP are following Microsoft and Salesforce in SaaS market. Among Adobe, Oracle and SAP, Oracle achieved the highest growth rate.

The top five vendors in enterprise SaaS market account for more than 50% of the market. The next ten vendors account for another 26% of the market, where ServiceNow, Google, ADP and Workday witnessed the highest growth rate.

“There is a fascinating battle for SaaS playing out, with traditional enterprise software vendors slugging it out with born-in-the-cloud vendors like Workday, Zendesk, ServiceNow and Dropbox,” said John Dinsdale, a Chief Analyst at Synergy Research Group.

“The latter group are helping to rapidly transform the market, but the more traditional players like Microsoft, SAP, Oracle and IBM still have a huge base of on-premise software customers that they can convert to a SaaS-based consumption model. Meanwhile Cisco and Google too are making ever-bigger inroads into the SaaS market, via Cisco’s collaboration apps and software vendor acquisitions and Google’s G Suite.”

Also read: 6 million new domain names registered in second quarter 2018, as total count reaches 339.8 million globally: Verisign

Synergy noted that SaaS market remained quite fragmented, with different vendors leading each of the main market segments.

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Plesk acquires VPS management system SolusVM from OnApp

Plesk, the leading WebOps platform provider, recently announced that it has acquired the VPS (virtual private server) and IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) management system called SolusVM from OnApp.

SolusVM (Solus Virtual Manager) platform allows enterprises to manage OpenVZ, Xen and KVM virtual machines from a single point. It comes with a web-based and customizable user interface using which customers can easily manage the virtual servers.

The VPS management system of SolusVM is designed for cloud service providers (CSPs) and resellers, which supports several billing systems and virtualization technologies.

With the acquisition, Plesk aims to provide CSPs and web professionals a single solution for web operations.

“We’re very happy to have Solus Virtual Manager and their complete VPS management solution on board. SolusVM lets companies of any size manage virtual machines – from one central user interface, with security and ease. Firstly, makes it a breeze for service providers, resellers and end-users to provision, manage and sell virtual machines. Secondly, it’s the first choice for providing cloud-based infrastructure hosting, based on the most popular virtualization platforms, like Xen, KVM, and OpenVZ.”Nils Hueneke, Plesk CEO

Plesk’s expanded portfolio of services will allow customers to control more VPS accounts, and access broader set of hosting solutions to run, automate and scale apps, sites and businesses.

“This acquisition will also propel forward development and innovation of the next version of SolusVM,” wrote Plesk in a blog post.

Earlier this year, Plesk had partnered with Acronis to enable hosting and cloud service providers to easily back up Plesk servers.

As a part of the acquisition, the SolusVM team will join research and development team at Plesk. Plesk now owns all the assets of SolusVM. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Also read: ZNet becomes authorized Plesk distributor in India

“We’re excited to join Plesk, and become part of a changing force in the hosting industry. SolusVM fits naturally into the growing Plesk portfolio, providing new and compelling opportunities for our customer base. They can now expect a faster pace of innovation while being able to access the WebOps services and automation that Plesk is known for.”  Phill Bandelow, SolusVM Team Lead


Cloud Hosting Comes Out as a Winner! Here’s Why…

When cloud technology first arrived, nobody was sure how significant the outcome would be on the businesses. Eventually it started creating a buzz in the market. Cloud technology has transformed in a way how a business operates, in addition to time and cost saving. This has resulted in it becoming one of the most commonly used technologies over the last decade. Right from SMEs to mid-size to a fully established business -everyone is shifting to the cloud. That’s because this technology increases scalability and serves higher performance.

Cloud technology has expanded its roots in the hosting environment as well. In simple terms, to understand cloud hosting, one can refer to the policy of ‘Divide and Rule’. Your website needs some resources to run. These resources are divided across multiple machines throughout the network that can be made available as per the need.

Unplanned Traffic Spikes

A sudden increase in website traffic may be a good sign for your business. It ultimately will help in generating more leads, which means more sales. But have you ever thought that a sudden traffic rise could do more damage than profit? Think of a glass of water being filled more than its capacity. Can it hold more water than its capacity? No, Right? The water will start overflowing in that case.

Similarly, when there is a sudden surge in your website traffic, it can harm the website’s functionalities and go beyond the limit of maximum server resources allocated for the website. This increases the load on the server and the site may fail to respond to a visitor’s request. Even though your site is optimized for excellent speed, the server may outburst, if it gets overloaded. The site will slow down and become non-responsive for visitor’s use, resulting in customer disappointments and affecting business revenue.

If you wish to take advantage of this high incoming traffic to your site and generate profit out of it then its time you migrate your website to the cloud. Cloud hosting immensely diminishes any chances of downtime in situation of server break down. It instantly allocates resources on-demand basis.

Downtimes are Intolerable

If the server goes down for any reason, your website becomes inaccessible for that particular span of time. Downtime affects your website’s SEO, sales & reputation and nobody wants that! All the businesses work hard to reach the aim to achieve zero percent of website downtime. But you cannot control the inevitable. There are several reasons that make the server unavailable such as server overloading, unavailability of resources, etc.

The solution to this problem lies in cloud hosting, as the resources are divided across various servers on the cloud network. In case one server fails, there is already another server to take hold of the website.

Cost Management

Your website requirements may expand anytime. You will opt for a server plan with more resources. What if most of the time you don’t need the actual resources that you are paying for? You are over paying in such cases as you need to pay fixed amount irrespective of your actual usage. This happens mostly with traditional hosting. For example, you book a hotel room, you pay per reservation. Right from the time of check-in to the moment you check-out, you get charged for the total duration the room was utilized regardless of how many facilities or how long you have actually used the room.

In cloud hosting environment, you don’t need to pay fixed cost. The cloud hosting works on pay per use model. You pay only for the resources that you utilize. You can compare this model to your electricity usage. The similarity between both the technologies is that they provide you resources on-demand basis and you need to pay only for the amount of resources you have used.

Future of Cloud Technology

  • The fastest-growing technology in the market on today’s date is cloud technology. According to Gartner, Inc. public cloud service market is expected to grow from $153.5 billion to $186.4 billion in 2018.
  • The SaaS market is expected to reach $73.6 billion in 2018.
  • 83% of enterprise workloads will operate on public cloud platforms by 2020.

Other Trends

Multi cloud strategy

  • According to Rightscale survey, multi cloud is preferred strategy among enterprises.
  • 81% of enterprises use multi cloud strategy.

Industry-specific cloud computing

  • For fulfilling the unique requirements, industry-specific cloud will become standard.
  • User base will become more diverse.

Hybrid Cloud

  • Enterprises will prefer hybrid cloud over public cloud server, as predicted by Nasscom Community.
  • This can result in launching of API platforms by cloud providers.


Cloud technology is growing even faster than expected. It has come a long way over the last few years. We are seeing more and more businesses are being shifted to the cloud as it is helping to meet business challenges. Several enterprises prefer using cloud hosting as they are aware about the advantages of cloud hosting.

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Currently working as, digital marketing executive & social media associate at MilesWeb. Her responsibilities include creating high quality content for blogs, articles, social media and webpage content at MilesWeb. In her free time, you will see her doing research on various social media platforms for audience engagement and marketing strategies.

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Public cloud services revenue in India will reach $2.5 billion in 2018: Gartner

The revenue of public cloud services in India is expected to reach $2.5 billion this year, up 37.5% from a year before, according to Gartner. In 2017, the public cloud revenue in India was $1.8 billion.

“While the public cloud revenue market in India exhibits solid growth in 2018, the growth rate is expected to flatten, which is indicative of a maturing market,” said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner.

Public cloud is divided into five segments: Business Process as a Service (BPaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Management and Security Services, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

The revenue growth of public cloud services will majorly be driven by the IaaS segment, which is expected to reach $1 billion in 2018, up 46% from 2017. The growth in IaaS segment is being driven by enterprises refraining from using data center build-outs and consolidation among data center vendors.

“While IaaS enables efficiencies and cost benefits, organizations need to be cautious about IaaS providers potentially gaining unchecked influence over customers and the market,” said Mr. Nag. “In response to multicloud adoption trends, organizations in India are also increasingly demanding a simpler way to move workloads, applications and data, across cloud providers’ IaaS offerings without penalties.”

SaaS, the largest segment of Indian public cloud market in 2017, is predicted to reach $932 million this year, up 34% from last year. Gartner said that organizations would continue to move toward applications and workloads to cloud locally, as opposed to running them on-premises. The demand for purpose-built services to deliver specific business outcomes is rapidly increasing.

Whereas, the PaaS segment will reach $191 million in 2018, up from $143 million in 2017. Within this segment, particularly the database PaaS (dbPaaS) is forecasted to total $32 million this year, an increase of 50% from a year before.

Gartner said that the growth in dbPaaS segment presents an opportunity for hyperscale cloud providers to include it in their services to increase customers.

public cloud services revenue in India
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Also read: Spending on data center infrastructure in India will reach $2.7 billion in 2018: Gartner

Gartner will share additional analysis on data center and IT operations trends at Gartner global IT Infrastructure & Operations events.

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Spending on data center infrastructure in India will reach $2.7 billion in 2018: Gartner

The spending on data center infrastructure hardware in India is expected to reach $2.7 billion this year, up 2.6% from a year before, as per the leading analyst firm Gartner.

The data center infrastructure hardware is divided into three segments: Servers, External controller based storage, and Enterprise network equipment.

The growth in spending on data center infrastructure hardware will be driven by the rise in spending on the enterprise networking equipment.

As companies modernize their wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) infrastructure to support the digital transformation initiatives, the spending on enterprise networking equipment will grow by 10%, from $1.31 million in 2017 to $1.44 million in 2018.

“Digital business initiatives are forcing infrastructure and operations leaders in India to adopt a hybrid IT infrastructure model that can deliver reliable, innovative and cost-effective solutions to the business in a timely manner,” said Santhosh Rao, research director at Gartner. “This positions cloud computing as a critical component of the hybrid model.”

On the other hand, the spending on servers segment and external controller-based storage segment is expected to decline by 1% and 12.5%, respectively. Gartner said that the decline is marginally a result of enterprises migrating to public cloud.

“Technologies such as software-defined data centers are helping businesses optimize their existing resources, and as a result reducing overall spend on compute and storage resources,” added Mr. Rao.

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Gartner further reported that spending on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) will significantly increase in 2018.

A majority of Indian organizations leverage cloud services and hyperscale data centers, to develop and host the business applications. Hence, the spending on IaaS services in 2018 will reach $1 billion, a 45.5% increase year over year.

With more organizations moving their on-premise office suites to SaaS-based services like Microsoft Office 365 and Google G-Suite, the spending on SaaS in the country will reach $275 million in 2018, a rise on 37% year over year.

Also read: Top companies that featured in Leaders Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management 2018: Gartner

Gartner will share additional analysis on data center and IT operations trends at Gartner global IT Infrastructure & Operations events.

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