The growth in the Indian economy is forming a very strong ground for global market development. This growth is a result of strong fundamental digitization drive, connectivity, cashless economy, and some innovation of the start-up ecosystem. There is a fundamental shift witnessed in the way end users perceive and consume data that has resulted in a groundbreaking opportunity for the stakeholders across the IT infrastructure ecosystem, with maximum long-term benefits. As India is a developing nation with huge growth in population and its rapid connection, there is always an outpouring demand for data supply resulting in the assumption of India being the fastest data consumer within few years. Data production and its consumption require storage, management, and dissemination among users uniformly throughout the public and private clouds. This demand has generated the need for reliable and scalable data centers across the country.
In the recent years, the cloud technologies and services have grown to an extent of becoming the most powerful mode of data generation. It has also put certain constraints on the routes of data traveling to-and-fro across the data centers. Meanwhile, inventions derived from the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics has generated opportunities to grow new revenue streams. But as we say, every pro has a relevant con, so are the challenges being faced by Indian data centers. The major concern for the data centers in India is the way they can support all of these advances with the shrinking IT budgets and fewer resources. The solutions that are designed to interconnect the data centers critically have become a matter of concern.
Presenting here a list of five biggest Data Center challenges:
1. Distance constraints: Data centers need connection with minimum latency so that the interconnection among the data centers are strong. When the data centers are set up apart, this latency also increases. The solution to this problem is to minimize the hardware induced latency and replace it with fiber optics to reduce the transmission impairment issues.
2. Capacity constraints: the data sets that enters and leaves the data centers are often very large ranging from 100’s of GBs and TBs. This affects the efficiency of the data centers. So to improve this issue the data center providers must enable the transmission rates between 40G to 100G and higher over almost any distance. This will dramatically improve the capacity limitation of Data Centers.
3. Operation constraints: Since the source of data generation is increasing rapidly, so the traditional approach of managing and entering the data into data center storages in a manual way must be replaced by custom-built operations and intelligent programs. The manual operations are labor-intensive, complex, slow and are prone to high-errors. Whereas, automation and programmability increase the accuracy and speed of the data stored in the data centers.
4. Security risks: The most important challenge is to secure the data of any organization into the data center with no security breaches and data losses. This challenge has been overcome by the in-flight optical encryption that results in increased protection of the data while transmission from one data center to another.
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5. Cost-estimation: Scaling data alongside the bandwidth growth with minimal cost has always been a challenge for the data center providers. Now, the data centers provide high- speed networking advances to reduce the transport and power consumption costs.
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