The recent budget 2021-22 showcased the government’s vision towards strengthening the digital infrastructure of India. The forthcoming census for which Rs 3,768 Crore has been allocated, can be India’s first digital census where the data will be collected through mobile app. Further the budget also proposed to earmark Rs. 1,500 crore scheme to boost the digital payments that took of significantly during the impact of coronavirus in India. These moves will encourage the development and integration of innovative technologies that can support the smooth execution and exchange of data which will require a resilient ecosystem where Data Center infrastructure will play a vital role. India is among the key emerging market where the demand for data center solutions is rising to support the increasing demand of companies towards digital-first business with a move towards cloud-driven solutions to support multiple needs.
As per report, the data center market will grow at a CAGR of 8% during the period of 2018-2024. With the increasing penetration of the internet, smartphones, social media, and digital payment services will lead to increasing the demand for cloud services. These factors will encourage more players to drive investment in the data center market further where, as per another report in next three years India will witness an expansion of additional 28 hyper scale data centers.
The government’s policy towards data localization has encouraged growth for hyper scale data centers which can offer great support in the rising data consumption. The companies are expected to increase their spending towards cloud systems in the coming year which will also require a robust data center infrastructure to support this rise.
Further, the evolving IT infrastructure in the country is expected to understand the growing customers in financial services, manufacturing, and public sectors as well supporting the new emerging markets such as the education sector which is currently witnessing a rise in the large volumes of online streaming content and other services. Technologies such as AI, industrial automation solutions, IoT enabled solutions have been gaining traction and offer great help to industry as we lead to restoring the new normal.
Thus, to meet the rising demand companies will be needing progressive technologies that can help them with such data storage. This data will be very precious for businesses and they would want to store, compute and analyze it to make strategic business decisions. In the coming years, the industry will see a growth in Edge and hyper scale data centers, driven by IoT and digitalization.
Hyper scale data center offers the advantage that they can cater to the huge domestic data demand creating operations efficiencies that will pass the cost benefits to the customers. Data Center Infrastructure is becoming a significant alternative for the real estate assets and further with the development of large-scale hyper scale the properties which were underlying are becoming more valuable.
This leads to a new challenge to meet the infrastructure demand for both Edge and Hyperscale data centers. Speed of deployment would be key and existing data center service providers will need to invest in new infrastructure and quickly upgrade existing Data centers to meet higher power demands. With most data center infrastructure for Hyperscale providers still need Tier1 cities for better connectivity, space is also a premium investment.
The choices with data center providers will be to devise a strategy to identify technology partners who can support on both Edge and Hyperscale infrastructures. They will have to plan their future expansion Greenfield projects and fast track with standardization of designs. This is also a time-consuming investment and business demands will also ensure that alternate methods to meet the resilient data center power demands in existing data centers within the space challenge available. Also, demand for containerized/pre-fabricated standardized designs will be needed to cut down the time significantly.
Delta’s one-stop solution of prefabricated data center is fully in-house designed, configured and pre-tested with Delta’s engineering excellence. Delta’s expert consulting team ensures designing and building an Uptime tier-ready data center and obtaining TCDD and TCCF certification. High agility and quick deployment helps our customers in pay-as-you-go, to meet fast-growing business requirements with standard building blocks.
Superior flexibility and adaptability helps in smart architecture that is applicable to either cold or hot aisle containment. Delta’s in-built DCIM solution, fully integrates environment monitoring, IP camera, door access control, motion sensor, fire suppression and more helps in comprehensive management.
“With Delta’s 50 years of experience in power electronics and R&D investment, we have the highest density UPS solutions cutting down space requirements by 50%. This can help customers retrofit existing aging facilities to be high density ready in a short time. Also, the Greenfield projects will have more space available for the revenue generating racks as lesser space would require for UPS rooms. Delta also offers pre-fabricated UPS power solutions, UPS Power Containers, Containerized Data Halls, Edge Data Center solutions besides the conventional UPSs. In line with this future trend Delta is happy to launch the “World’s Highest Power Density UPS” DPS Gen 2 in ratings 1 & 1.2MW after successfully launching upto 600kW UPS of the same series last year. This is feature rich high density UPS, which will help meet the best reliability, efficiency and the smallest footprint in the industry”, said Mr. Deepak Singh Thakur, Business Head – UPS & Data Center Solutions, India & SAARC Region, CISBU, Delta Electronics India while discussing with Electrical Mirror.
He also added that “Delta’s core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and expertise in the integration of energy saving solutions have also been demonstrated in the green data center segment. Moreover, Delta’s own eco-friendly data center at its R&D center facility in China became the world’s first to receive the LEED v4 ID+C Gold certification in 2018, while its Taipei headquarters’ data center obtained a LEED Platinum green data center in 2019.”
The interview was published in Electrical Mirror