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Introduction of 5G will boost edge practices and edge portfolio: Amit Luthra, Lenovo ISG

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Here, Amit Luthra, MD India, Lenovo ISG, talks about the forthcoming trends for 2023. Excerpts from a tete-a-tete.

DQ: What are the trends in edge, HPC, AI and cloud across key verticals, such as manufacturing, healthcare, education, auto, etc., during 2022.

Amit Luthra: 2022 has been a big year for India’s IT sector. As per NASSCOM estimates, the Indian technology sector crossed a revenue of $200 billion. Here are some key technologies that are contributing to the growth of the industry –

Faster decisions through edge computing: Edge continues to pick up pace in India with a significant increase in its adoption owing to the benefits such as improved performance, reduced latency, enhanced reliability, etc. Additionally, security at the edge enables businesses to store and process sensitive data in hostile edge environments.

With faster processing, businesses leverage quicker insights to make crucial decisions faster. There are many use cases like real-time patient monitoring in healthcare, traffic management in public sector, implementing automation in factories, improving supply-chain, etc. Understanding this curve, Lenovo designed the ThinkEdge SE450 server to provide greater processing power at the edge, making it reliable for various Edge and AI workloads.

Precision medicine through HPC and AI: As per Hyperion Research, the global HPC technical server market is expected to grow at 8.0% CAGR by 2025. A key trend in 2022 has been utilization of HPC and AI to accelerate scientific outcomes. For instance, genomics researchers analyze enormous amounts of DNA-sequence data to find variations that affect health, disease, or drug response using high-performance computing and math techniques.

Lenovo is the #1 provider of supercomputers with 162 systems in the Top 500, and delivers Exascale computing for all by innovating across all facets of HPC. We are enabling genomics researchers to make precision medicine a reality by accelerating research outcomes from 155 hours to 48 minutes.

Additionally, the implementation of cloud solutions is on the rise across sectors due to its numerous benefits, such as cost-efficiency, ample storage, improved security, etc. In the automobile industry, for example, implementing cloud solutions enables users to upgrade their software without purchasing a new model. In fact, according to Strait Research, the automotive cloud market is expected to reach USD 65.54 billion by 2030.

DQ: What will be the trends for 2023 across each leading segment — edge, HPC, AI, and cloud, etc.?

Amit Luthra: India Inc.’s tech landscape is evolving at a fast pace. Businesses are moving from planning to adoption and implementation.

5G, coupled with edge computing will provide high-speed, enable transfer of large volume of data, and the edge architecture will help in deploying, managing, and maintaining application work-loads closer to the source of data. The introduction of 5G will boost edge practices and edge portfolio, and it is going to be new incremental business for us at Lenovo ISG.

The next technology we see continuing to be in demand is — cloud. Businesses will seek to have the right agility in the cloud. Organizations are creating more immersive workspaces, ensuring flexible working, in-person interactions, and collaborations, resulting in increased creativity and innovations. This means that the focus is now on a hybrid cloud or a multi-cloud strategy to improve performance, security, and accessibility. Lenovo’s Cloud, SDI/VDI Nutanix Hosted Desktop and ThinkAgile solutions are rightly positioned to simplify infrastructure, provide accessibility & security, and accelerate time to value.

Data management will be the focus for businesses during the whole of next year. Data management does not only include efficient data storage but also involves going beyond just storage and into data management, processing, archiving, protection, and analytics to get accurate insights which are actionable and lead to better business outcomes.

Finally, we will definitely see a rise in demand for the As-a-service model, as customized solutions are the need of the hour. The world is moving towards a service-centred approach, enabling businesses to benefit from better business outcomes. An as-a-service model allows businesses to leverage infrastructure elasticity to scale up, increase performance and reduce costs.

Lenovo understands that customers’ needs are specific, and our expert consultants and technicians can meet them with their extensive industry experience and deep technical knowledge. Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure services offer flexible IT infrastructure, accelerating innovation with the latest industry-leading solutions through a no-risk, no-surprise, pay-as-you-go model.

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