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13 January '15 | Anil Gandharve

The New Omnichannel Dynamic: Finding Core Principles Across Industries

13 January '15 | Debjyoti Paul

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02 December '14 | Anshuman Singh

Apple Pay – The Best Is Yet To Come

02 December '14 | Indy Sawhney

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01 December '14 | Amit Varma

3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

06 October '14 | Raman Suprajarama

3 Reasons why Apple Pay could dominate the payments space

18 September '14 | Gaurav Johri

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05 August '14 | Debjyoti Paul

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30 July '14 | Debjyoti Paul

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17 July '14 | Anshuman Singh

3 Steps to Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

04 June '14 | Koushik Ramani

8 Steps to Building a Successful Self Service Portal

03 June '14 | Giridhar LV

Innovation outsourced – a myth or a mirage or a truth staring at us?

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Service Providers and Data Centers

Posted on: 16 May '14

We have been working with Service Providers since the inception of the product VMUnify, and have had a chance to talk to a wide spectrum of them. While some of them are big data centers (Tier III and above) with setups in multiple locations, there have been some who have converted a portion of their office or have rented a smaller office say about 200 to 400 sq.ft to setup their own small data centers.

My view is that the smaller Service Providers will stop setting up their own DCs and instead look at other options.

The first option is co-location. Basically to use the space provided by bigger DCs and outsource the hardware, bandwidth and other management to the bigger DCs. In this way they can rely on the bigger DCs ability to get a better deal on the hardware, bandwidth and other costs involved in running of the DC. The smaller DCs will still have to manage the layers above the hardware including the hypervisor. This option is already being used by multiple small service providers.

The second option has come up with the advent of Amazon, Azure, Google, Softlayer etc. In this option, the service providers need to no longer think about the hardware, the hypervisor layer etc… and can instead only focus on providing solutions based on a single or multiple VMs. The focus in this option is completely on the application that is being provided as well as other value added services like monitoring, support, patch management etc.

My view is that even though we have some of the bigger DCs expanding their presence and companies like Amazon, Google etc,. expanding their global reach, the smaller service providers will continue to exist and thrive because of their last mile connect to their customers, they’ll just need to adjust to the changing dynamics.VMUnify can help a service provider launch a bespoke IaaS , irrespective of the option chosen, so come, talk to us.


Giridhar LV

Giridhar has been in the IT industry for more than 17 years. He is currently the head of VMUnify - a solution that Enables Unified Clouds. Prior to Mindtree he has worked in Novell India. In his career he has led teams that have developed Backup and Recovery Solutions for Windows / Linux and NetWare; NFS Gateway development for NetWare and bed side ECG monitor development. His areas of interest included Virtualization, File Systems, Operating Systems and Entrepreneurship. He is also an author of 2 patent pending applications.