Tasmayee Laha Roy| Indiatimes
Cloud computing consulting and deployment has become a must have option on the service menu of most Koramangala-based IT start-ups. Both big and small players are foraying into the sector to tap the latent opportunities here in the vicinity. Service providers see the demand for cloud computing steadily heading north. The projected growth in the next five years is between 60 and 80 percent, while some early movers have seen a 100 percent year on year growth.
Since cloud users do not have to invest in information technology infrastructure, purchase hardware, or buy software licences, the benefits are low up-front costs, rapid return on investment, rapid deployment, customization, flexible use, and solutions that can make use of new innovations. Cloud services are popular because they can reduce the cost and complexity of owning and operating computers and networks.
In addition, cloud providers that have specialized in a particular area (such as e-mail) can bring advanced services that a single company might not be able to afford or develop. Some other benefits to users include scalability, reliability, and efficiency and security.
Proximity to IT parks and being the hub of startups that understand the importance of cloud computing made Koramangala a hunting ground for companies proving cloud computing services.
Flying Concepts on Open Source (FCOOS) is one of them. It concentrates on providing services based on Linux and Open Source. “We started in September 2009. Koramangala is an industrial and commercial hub that easy has easy access. Being in Koramangala helped for both our customers and employees,” said Saj TK, senior manager, IT Infrastructure Sales, FCOOS.
According to Saj, cloud infrastructure has already proven its worth and India is already joined in the bandwagon. “According to our estimates in the coming five years, nearly 40 percent-50 percent of server infrastructure around us will move to cloud,” he said adding that FCOOS has witnessed a consistent growth between 30 and 40 percent.