Cloud Computing in India: Seeing Explosive Growth

The adoption rate for Cloud Computing In India may not be as high as other developed nations such as the US and the UK, but interest in the technology is building. Many of IT’s major players are focusing on the Indian market, and with around 2m small-to-medium size businesses in the country all keen for cheaper, more flexible IT alternatives, it makes sense that interest in the Cloud Computing World Forum should be increasing.

Cloud hosting has become very popular recently, opening up new opportunities for suppliers and bringing about a shift in traditional IT offerings. By the year 2012, global spending on cloud hosting will touch the $42 billion mark, which will be almost three times more than the present spending, as predicted by IDC. Cloud Computing In India is still in its very early stages and enterprises are yet to fully comprehend the actual benefits of private clouds, public clouds or even IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

In simple terms, cloud computing/hosting, or enterprise cloud, is a service provided by a network of servers. These servers are placed at various data centers which are situated at different geographical locations. A simple application of cloud hosting is Internet service, which is provided by a host of computers, all operating under a cloud.

The dedicated servers in India such as web servers, mail servers, application or database servers, or corporate intranets, all work towards providing state-of-the-art infrastructure with multiple fast connectivity, 24/7 support, customizable plans and service level agreements (SLAs). Small and medium enterprises who cannot invest in their own data centers and dedicated hosting servers can take advantage by using the services provided by these data centers. This is so because in cloud computing, multiple servers are used as a single platform through a digital network.

An impressive future for Cloud Computing In India has been forecast by most of the research analysts through various surveys. These surveys show that the growth of digital data in India would range from 40.000 petabytes in 2010 to 2.3-million petabytes in 2020 which would make the companies look out for methods to curb operational costs. This would leverage the usage of cloud computing facilities. Studies conducted have shown that with the speed at which the Indian companies are turning to cloud computing services, a majority of IT companies would be running on cloud in the next four years. Further Indian cloud computing market … Read More

Is Unlimited Bandwidth Necessary?

If you are looking for a web site host, you may be lost in the sea of conflicting information and options out there. It can be hard to know what to do and with whom to go when you are not even sure what you need for your new website. Before you purchase hosting from anyone, make sure you understand exactly what you need and what each item means before pulling the buy trigger. Many webmasters like to go with hosting companies that offer unlimited disc space, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited emails but that can be tricky. Why? Well, you see, each site has their own idea of what unlimited may actually mean. Lets pass over to Andrew from Pisys.Net – a certified IT consultant from Aberdeen, Scotland. He’ll explain more.

When you see someone offering unlimited bandwidth, this should mean that you can have as much traffic as you can get and you will never have to pay more for it. (Bandwidth is what is used when someone comes to your site). The host stores your site on their computers, which takes up disc space and, when the site is running, memory. When someone clicks on your site, they essentially download bits of that site from that computer (known as a server). This information flow is referred to as bandwidth. So, it follows that if you have a lot of traffic, you are using a lot of bandwidth.

You are naturally going to want to find a host offering unlimited bandwidth for your web sites because, as you might imagine, this means you will never be hit with a bill for bandwidth exceeding what you have already paid for. The problem is that although some sites claim that they offer are hosting unlimited bandwidth web sites, that is not always the case. They have a limit. They say unlimited because most people will never go over that limit, but if your site is successful, you just might. That is why you have to find out what uses the most bandwidth, and then find out which hosts are truly unlimited.

If you have a site that is mostly text and a few pictures, you may never have to worry about using a ton of bandwidth. However, those that have a lot of large pictures and videos can have problems with bandwidth. If you have interactive games or forums, those … Read More