Marching To The Cloud Band

Breaking free from capex-driven on-premise models, IT organizations in India are seeking digital nirvana in the cloud


A CtrlS company, Cloud4C is the world’s 1st Tier-4 Cloud Player and a ‘Made in India Cloud’ offering public cloud services on a 4 copy architecture providing ‘Zero Data Loss’ solution with  built-in DR and backup. The company, which launched the public cloud in India way back in 2014, has spread the footprint across 20 countries and 40 locations including USA, Europe, ANZ, Middle East, South East Asia and Indian Ocean region and powers over 2,500 enterprises on its public cloud and another 500 across private, hybrid and community cloud platforms through its robust IAAS infrastructure combined with managed services. It has also enabled 16 Indian and global banks on its Banking Community Cloud.

Cloud4C powers SAP in India and worldwide through its SAP HEC (HANA Enterprise Cloud) through its SAP community cloud. While the company competes with major world players such as AWS, Microsoft, Google and IBM Softlayer, it also provides cloud managed services across all major public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google, Cloud4C etc) through its dedicated centers of excellence (CoEs) manned by certified and skilled cloud architects, seasoned cloud experts. It’s key customers include World Bank, leading Indian/Global banks, SAP, India’s leading enterprises like Tata Group, Jindal Group, Hindustan Lever, Nagarjuna Group, Sterlite Group, Shriram Group, Birla Group, Government of India etc. The company plans to be present in 40 countries and 80 plus locations by March 2019.


According to The foundation of cloud computing — infrastructure as a service (IaaS) — has several big players in the enterprise market. While a few established tech providers are competing for the IaaS market share, 70 of the BSE top 100 companies are on Microsoft Cloud; top 20 public and private sector banks, top 14 core sector companies (oil & gas, power, infrastructure), the top 7 automotive companies and top 5 pharma companies – all are using the Microsoft Cloud, as per company sources.

Company sources say that “ Microsoft has succeeded in carving a niche for itself by always ensuring its product availability to the users in the traditional license model. Microsoft cloud platform, Azure is a paradigm shift for  offering in this space, providing software (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and also a platform to develop new applications on a pay-per-use model.”

“Our strategic decisions since the launch of our three Data Centers here in India have brought the entire power of our technological abilities in developing services on Azure for Indian enterprises, SMBs and governments to help accelerate India’s digital transformation story. Having been a partner-focused and driven organization, we work with our partner ecosystem with over 9000 partners across 250 cities to help our customers to enable themselves to sell and innovate new businesses in our Cloud.”

Microsoft Azure has helped businesses empower different industries, including financial services, manufacturing, public sector, health, travel & hospitality, insurance, retail, etc. to achieve their goals.

SIFY Technologies

Sify has emerged in the market as a new age ICT solutions and services provider with a sharp focus on Cloud and Datacenter , Network and Security Services with an emerging focus on application and platform services. Company sources say that it is one of the very few service providers in India who has significant investments in both Cloud Datacenters as well as network infrastructures suited for the Cloud model. Interestingly in India, Sify is the only Service Provider who has Systems Integration as well as Applications experience with capabilities to deliver large projects. Clearly the company has blended competencies: it’s a Datacenter Hosting Provider, Hybrid (Public and Private) Cloud Provider, Security and Managed Services Provider and Network Services Provider. This makes it not only to provide Infrastructure and Platform solutions, but also to undertake transformation driven projects around Datacenters including workload migration and cloud management.

The company has forged partnerships with leading Global Cloud Providers like AWS and Azure for providing Hybrid Cloud solutions to its clients. Moreover, it offers multiple choices to its customers on the commercial models such as component aligned, usage aligned and business outcome based. The company feels that its business outcome-based models provide significant flexibility to its clients in their digital transformation journey.

The company is very bullish about the potential of India market and has invested significantly in Datacenters, Cloud and Network infrastructure. Sources say that more than 95% of its revenue is generated from the India market. The ongoing shift from On-premise DC to Cloud model triggered by the need for digital transformation has opened up significant opportunities for service providers like Sify in India.

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