If 2014 was a year of big change in technology and new visions for India by the government – the digital India, Make in India and the smart cities campaign, 2015 will solidify these changes and start a transformation. Technology will play an important role, with massive deployments in network, data, storage and analytics. Some top technology trends we envisage in India are – The year ahead will see quantum increases in data generation, led by the IOT phenomenon.
Data will become the new gold. A leading industry analyst firm’s Digital Universe analysis of the growth of data projects that intelligent connected devices will increase the amount of “useful data” that can be analyzed and used to make decisions from 22 percent in 2013 to 35 percent in 2020. This “useful data” needs to be in digital storage in order to enable the analysis and use of this data. This will compel enterprises and government alike to think harder about network efficiency, storage and analytics. If India is to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves in 2014, a calibrated approach is an imperative, born of long term technology roadmaps. Analytics deployments will be spurred in the increasingly complex marketing and consumer engagement environment that have been created in the digital era.
# Software Defined Storage will form the foundation for hybrid cloud
Software Defined Storage (SDS) is foundational platform which address range of use cases managing data placement according to cost, compliance, availability, and performance requirements. SDS has the ability to be deployed on different hardware platforms and will extend to cloud architectures as well. SDS will enable data accessibility across cloud platforms consistently, thus simplifying data management.
In addition, India will see fallout impact of the following global trends in 2015 (as predicted by Jay Kidd, SVP and CTO, NetApp)