Cloud Computing Can Put India Among The Leading IT?

From last four years, has heard much talk about Cloud Services. In 2006, a set of technologies was compiled by Amazon in a functional model, simple and accessible to normal user. And, just as the Internet emerged into the world with the emergence of the browser, Amazon had the privilege of being the first to deliver infrastructure as a service (or IaaS) to society and be the first to use the name commercially Cloud Computing, although the term “utility computing” being discussed for decades.

Since then, several vendors have appropriated the term Cloud Computing and its variants (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) to sell their services. Suppliers with different platforms compete and say “cloud computing more than the competition”. This competition is great, because in the long run, who will gain from this movement is the user, who can choose the service provider that best meet their demands.

I have addressed this issue recurring in our discussions, and I want to share it with you. Let’s summarize the story. At the point of view of the user, Cloud Computing is nothing more than the supply of Internet services paid for the use. It is much like the electricity of our current times: if you use too much, pay much. Using little, pay little. And you did not have to invest in generating your own power (generators) to have access to electricity because the power company has done it for you.

With Cloud, you do not invest in the purchase of computers, switches, routers, firewall, software, etc.. but uses the devices “in the cloud” and pay for the use. Your Cloud providers has a scalable and elastic structure, and can only charge for what was used in this mega structure. Such a model is extremely attractive because it is not necessary to invest in hardware without knowing if need increase, decrease or be disabled. For the provider it is also a great deal because it reduces operating costs and enabling new equipment.

It’s the famous win-win. In India, we have a market with demand justifying the creation of a line of development of hardware appliances and high-tech (CPU, memory, etc.). In other words, we cannot mount a switch or router, for example, that can compete on equal terms with the imported equipment.

Without the chip, without competence to compete in the market. No market, no sales. Without sales, no capital investment. No investment, no jobs and technology development, and so on. now we come to the key point: Cloud Computing’s software. Get it? Cloud Computing is nothing more than software. What prevents a Indian research center to create a “virtual switch” superior to “virtual imported switch”? What prevents a group of programmers to develop a “virtual router” better than the “imported virtual router”? You guessed it: nothing.

Let us join Indian universities, with funding for research and development, and I’m sure we can open new paths in this world where most of the IT software will. That means job creation and consequent creation of quality products, which compete even in foreign markets. Coincidentally, the money starts coming with investments in our country. We simply believe in the idea. cloud computing is a “cold restart” in IT. Change the paradigms and much will still be developed in the business model. We have a real chance to conquer our space, as the sector is level and starting now.

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