AI/ML and SMEs are the growth catalysts for ESDS

ESDS Software Solution, a company providing cloud computing and data center services, focuses on helping smaller and medium businesses in India adapt to the digital revolution. Piyush Somani, the Managing Director and Chairman of ESDS, in conversation with CIO&Leader, points out that as more businesses use AI and ML technologies, there’s a growing need for storing data, which is boosting the demand for data centers in India.

“Using game-changing technologies like Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among smaller businesses can lead to more growth in data centers and cloud services. Also, the growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies strengthens the role of data centers in India’s digital push,” says Piyush Somani.

Based in Nashik, the company focuses on SMEs for new opportunities by offering tailored solutions and hybrid cloud options. They’re also working on improving SaaS solutions for digital needs and planning to build new data centers in India.

The need for high computing

As companies speed up their digital transformation, they need more advanced solutions. Businesses are looking for better ways to store data, especially with the rise of generative AI technologies like ChatGPT. These technologies need more computer power to work well, unlike traditional workloads. 

According to IDC, a research firm, most of the roughly 150 billion devices worldwide expected by 2025 will produce real-time data. IDC also thinks the world’s total data will grow from 23 Zettabytes (ZB) in 2017 to 175 ZB by 2025. To understand, one Zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes.

Talking about this growth, Somani says the role of the IT/ITes sector is critical in increasing the opportunity of the services sector. With about $45 billion in India and a massive $150 billion in exports, this sector has a significant influence.

Driving the transition to renewable energy

The data center industry is spearheading the transition toward renewable energy sources. Despite a substantial rise in internet users and data usage, data centers have managed to curtail the expansion of their energy consumption by adopting sustainable practices and investing in renewable energy projects. ESDS claims to have designed its data center setups with a future-focused approach to being environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral, including planting more trees within the data center premises.

Somani emphasized, “Prioritizing energy efficiency and embracing innovative technologies enable these centers to reduce their ecological footprint and play a pivotal role in upholding a stable power grid through demand response strategies.”

The challenges

As per Somani, the surge in cloud adoption has made safeguarding customer data a top priority. Providers must carefully balance accessibility and privacy. Strong security measures, adherence to data privacy regulations, and clear communication are vital for building trust. Furthermore, robust redundancy and disaster recovery strategies ensure uninterrupted services even during unexpected disruptions.

The escalating demand for cloud services and data center infrastructure has also compelled service providers to tailor their offerings to customers’ requirements. They provide dynamic and scalable infrastructure through Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Managed Cloud Services, simplifying development, operation, and management.

Somani concluded that data center services and cloud computing serve as the driving forces in modern economies. Embracing innovation and maintaining an unwavering commitment to meet evolving business needs in a dynamic digital landscape will pave the way for sustained growth.

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