Is Cloud Enablement the Future of Enterprise Technology? Rahul Aggarwal from i2k2 Networks Answersby Opinion Express July 25, 2018 0 comments
Cloud enablement is brewing a revolution in enterprise technology with more and more players coming to the fore with more innovative and customised solutions than the competitors. IT industry bigwigs such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM and various others have long introduced their cloud-enabled enterprise services that have taken the world by storm, India is still in the process of joining the movement. To give us more insights on the future on cloud enablement in enterprise environments, we had with us, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, the Co-Founder and CEO of i2k2 Networks, one of India’s pioneering cloud Solutions Company headquartered in the National Capital Region of India. Here are a few excerpts from the rendezvous.
Q: What role do you think cloud-enablement will play in shaping India’s future enterprises?
A: Cloud, without the doubt, is the future of enterprise technology. The smart revolution has opened the floodgates of big data, requiring organizations to deploy more sophisticated systems. The changing landscape, along with constantly intensifying competition, has given birth to an explicit need for organizations to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. As a result, more and more organizations will be seen embracing the potential of cloud, and in fact, most players have already started migrating many of their core business functions to cloud-based systems.
Q: What contribution would cloud solution make in the evolution of upcoming technologies?
A: The world today is bursting with innovations. There are no two ways to look at that. The only problem is financial sustainability of the innovators who are courageous enough to take a leap into the unknown. While it goes without saying that upcoming technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Power, Virtual Reality, and several others, have immense potential, like I said, most organizations in these domains find it challenging to strike the right balance between cost and efficiency. That is another need that will be addressed by cloud enablement in times to come.
Q: Do you think traditional data centers are on the verge of becoming obsolete?
A: Short answer, yes. Long answer: Although it might not be anytime soon that we’d see the extinction of traditional data centers, the end is inevitable. Most of the enterprises we work with have already started bidding farewell to their traditional data centers, and have turned to either cloud or hybrid systems, as the benefits of the transition are more than evident. Be it setup cost, scalability, maintenance, or any other aspect, virtual data centers score over their traditional counterparts on almost all conceivable fronts.
Q: Have you noticed any changes in the technology buying decisions of India’s CIOs?
A: Of course. CIOs these days are much more cautious when taking technology buying decisions, and there are many reasons for that. Besides keeping costs in check, they need the assurance that the investment would be worthwhile for their organization in the long run. Moreover, with an increasing number of companies offering enterprise solutions, assessing the credibility of the contenders is also a concern. There is, however, one common pattern – more and more CIOs are now putting their trust in cloud enabled solutions and I don’t think we need to revisit the reason why!
Q: How is i2k2 Networks preparing for the transition and increasing demand?
A: Ever since we started, our commitment has been to stay a few steps ahead of time, and our service portfolio is a testament of our ideology. In addition to offering a full spectrum of cloud hosting services, we are also the implementation partner for AWS, MS Azure and IBM Softail. Moreover, at i2k2, we have been constantly upgrading our infrastructure and teams to deliver superior services and help our clients reduce operational costs and glitches. And the future will be no different. We are working night and day to identify possible areas of improvement and devise innovative ways to position enterprises for success.
Though it goes without saying that migrating to cloud-based solutions is no longer a matter of choice for enterprises, there is a dire need to create more awareness about the potential of cloud enablement and how it can help enterprises sustain and thrive today’s increasingly challenging business environments. Cloud solutions not only allow enterprises to reduce costs and enhance efficiency, but also position them better to address changing business dynamics. In fact, unlike yesteryears when the application of novel technologies was limited to large players, even startups and small businesses can also benefit greatly from what we can call the “cloud revolution”. So, what is your take on the future? Do let us know in comments.
Writer & Courtesy: Opinion Express