Cloud Computing and the Indian Entrepreneur

cloud-india-entrepreneurCloud computing arrived in the technology market to stay. Those who still have questions or think the cloud is just a fad, just look at the numbers to change the mind. Forrester analysts estimate that by 2020, the cloud will be about 15% of the global IT market. A recent survey shows that 66% of companies in india believe that the cloud is vital to business success, and IDC forecasts show that the market turnover of US $ 257 million in 2013 and should reach US $ 798 million in 2015.

The growing demand is motivated by the well known benefits of cloud, such as the optimization of costs, reduction of delivery time (servers and applications), and the system availability improvement. Although these benefits apply to companies of all types and sizes, the cloud brings a special advantage for small and medium enterprises, which often goes unnoticed: access to an almost unlimited amount of computing resources.

If we think on how the market was five years ago, it would be impossible to imagine a small business managing process petabytes of information, or by using thousands of servers to meet the demand of its customers. With the power of cloud computing, however, this is not only possible, but common. Hundreds of companies have appeared on the market with business models that are only possible because of the cloud technology.

Imagine a media company with access to the same content delivery infrastructure, an internet company with access to the same number of servers and disks that Google use, or a small e-commerce with the same ability to process data like Amazon or eNlight Cloud. It is this equality of power that cloud computing brings, especially for Indian entrepreneurs.

Indians have always been one of the most creative people in the world, but this creativity has always been limited by our access to resources of all kinds. Cloud computing levels such access in the field of technology, allowing us to put our creativity into practice like never before been possible. With that, the sky is the limit for the national entrepreneurship.