Digital India Should Focus On Secured Data Storage

At a time when Internet of Things (IoT), coupled with big data and video analytics, is the talk of every town globally, making sense of data and its optimum, secured storage is the key for the governments including in India where Digital India concept is being implemented, a top executive of US data storage company has said.

Increasing terrorist threats, cyber crimes and data breaches are driving investments in monitoring, security in IT and video surveillance systems in the country, said Anil Valluri, President, NetApp India and SAARC.

In an era of enterprise Cloud, NetApp that recently declared revenues of $5.6 billion for fiscal 2016, is seeking to capture a bigger pie in India with its top-of-the-line secured data storage and expertise in all-flash array market.

"At present, we are working with two Indian states and will soon deploy NetApp storage solutions in six to seven others. Our 'Smart City' campaign is centred on three key areas: citizen security, intelligent traffic management system (ITMS) and smart metering (of electricity supply)," Valluri told IANS in an interview.

According to market research firm 6Wresearch, the Indian video surveillance market is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth of over 13 percent between 2016 and 2022.

Keeping this in view, the demand for efficient and reliable storage technologies is at an all-time high and the global data storage bigwigs - EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Oracle and now NetApp - are set to play a bigger role in India.

With us, "video data can be stored on solutions like SnapMirror - software technology that provides fast, efficient data replication and disaster-recovery (DR) for critical data and SnapProtect - that helps reduce the risk of data loss," Valluri informed.

Media Source: Indread