Parallels Continues To Propel Indian SMBs' Cloud Services Adoption



In addition to growth in web presence and web applications, opportunities lie in Indian service providers to offer SMB customers easy-to-consume hosted infrastructure, which includes cloud servers and storage. In India, as the country’s infrastructure develops at a rapid rate, Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) will experience steady growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent through 2016 to become a INR17.2 billion (US$344 million) market. Moreover, a full 50 percent without Private Branch Exchange (PBX) systems are considering adding this service over the next three years.

Another opportunity for huge growth and opportunity for Indian service providers is to offer SMB customers easy-to-consume hosted infrastructure (Infrastructure as a Service), which includes cloud servers and storage. Parallels predicts continued steady growth in IaaS across all size segments of Indian SMBs—especially as more SMBs gain access to the Internet, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent through 2016 to become a 17.2 billion (US$344 million) market.

“We can deploy cloud storage and high availability Virtual Private Servers with the same skills and people we have for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and Parallels Server Bare Metal servers,” said Narayanan Ganeshan, Senior Manager, Cloud Operations of CtrlS. “That means we can do everything faster, better, and at a lower cost.”

"Parallels Cloud Server changes the game for VPS and cloud hosting,” said Narayanan Ganeshan, Senior Manager, Cloud Operations of CtrlS. “By extending our portfolio to include Parallels Cloud Server, we're enabling our customers to obtain high availability servers while reducing maintenance costs."

The Indian web presence market was also an area of growth, increasing by a substantial 45 percent in the past year, reaching a current market size of 2.7 billion (US$55 million). However, overall use of websites is still low, even when compared to other developing countries, indicating strong continued opportunity in web presence and web applications over the next several years. Parallels expects the growth in web presence and web applications to remain high over the next several years, with the Indian SMB web presence market growing by at least 36 percent year-over-year, reaching 6.8 billion (US$137million) in 2016.

“Our partnership with Parallels, in particular with respect to Parallels Plesk Panel, not only provides us with an efficient and cost-effective way to introduce new upstream services and grow revenue opportunities, it also allows us to offer our customers a value-added product that helps them to boost their profitability and operational efficiency,” said Praveen Umanath, Product Manager, Directi.

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