CloudCamp Tour India will feature five CloudCamp events over the next eight days, illustrating the the growth of the movement in one of the largest technology communities in the world.
India is on the edge of seeing significant adoption for cloud computing. Janakiram MSV works with Alcatel Lucent as Deputy General Manager, Bell Labs-India. He makes a few points about why India is poised for significant growth in his post about the battle ahead in the cloud computing market.
"Why should Cloud vendors take India seriously? Here are some points:
1) India hasn't hit the saturation levels yet. Unlike Americas and EMEA, India and APAC have ample scope for IT adoption. This market has a huge, untapped potential at every level - Let that be enterprise, Public Sector or ITES.
2) India is a playground and a test bed to pilot strategic adoption techniques. No other geography will give the platform vendor access to the whole ecosystem. Want to engage with ISVs and excite them to develop on your platform? Well, India is the place to go. Do you need a mature developer community to pilot a SDK adoption plan? Want to setup a Center of Excellence to showcase the capabilities of your platform? Go, talk to Infosys or Wipro!
3) The Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) story is just warming up. Some of the inherent problems that India has been grappling with can now turn into a great opportunity for Cloud vendors. Think of how you can empower the clusters of small businesses through the Cloud and you have a winning story there."
Interest in India and the Asia Pacific Region is growing. For example, Amazon Web Services recently appointed Simone Brunozzi as an evangelist for the Asia Pacific region. Its the first time Amazon has had an evangelist for the Asia Pacific region.
Microsoft's Windows Azure is sponsoring a number of the cloud computing events. Yahoo!'s R&D group will hold the first India "hadoop Summit," on February 24 at the event in Bangalore.
These are all signs that cloud computing is growing as rapidly in India as other parts of the world.
Events are scheduled throughout the country, starting with CloudCamp Delhi, which is now underway.
Here's a schedule of CloudCamp events taking place through next week: