2010: Top strategic technology trends in India

By Juby Thomas, SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 31 December 2010, 10:42 Hrs
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Bangalore: The year 2010 can be marked as a year that outsmarted every forecast. If you look at the development of strategic technological trends it is difficult to imagine how we survived the pre-2010 age.

Cloud computing

The Cloud Computing Market which includes software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has become a 25.6 billion business in 2010. The huge market is drawn by the increasing IT spending among corporate coupled with growing small and medium enterprises.

Recent survey conducted by VMware found that India has eaten Singapore and Malaysia in current cloud understanding levels. All major vendors, service providers and niche players are currently in a race to launch or position their offerings to meet customer needs in the emerging Cloud Computing ecosystem. Altogether in 2010 cloud computing market indicated evolution and structure.


With enterprise IT organizations trying to leverage maximum efficiency in cost savings have given importance to virtualization. The interest in virtualization has seen a drastic change since it can improve IT operational efficiency.

In 2010, enterprises in India have virtualized 80 percent of their applications and even the SMBs have started to select a few applications. Analysts point out that around 1.7 million servers have been shipped for virtualization activities, resulting in 7.9 million logical servers. The entry of Microsoft has increased competition among virtualization vendors, which is again driving the cost down while feature sets increase. ESXi from VMware is available for free and Microsoft Hyper-V comes at a very nominal price.

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