DigiBoxx, a local public cloud storage service, has surpassed one million subscribers just six months after launching. Amitabh Kant, the CEO of NITI Aayog, has launched DigiBoxx in December last year. The cloud-based platform provides a SaaS offering for digital file storage, sharing, and data management. The company claimed that more than 16% of users are active on a daily basis. DigiBoxX offers monthly and yearly subscription plans starting at Rs 30.
A few weeks ago Israel signed a billion-dollar deal with AWS and Google to provide cloud services to its public sector and military. AWS, as a part of the deal, now announced it will open data centers in Israel. Google and AWS won the tender for a four-phase project in April called “Nimbus”. The new data centers are expected to start building by the first half of 2023. “Today, AWS announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023”, AWS said in a statement.
The Indian Public Cloud services market clocked a revenue of $3.6 bn in 2020 and is projected to hit $9.5 bn by the year 2025. Public clouds, in the year 2020, became important for firms for business continuity, flexibility, and agility. As a result, organizations continued to splurge on cloud services. The top two players, together, held 49 % of the Indian public cloud services market in 2020. The pandemic, on the other hand, was the key driving force behind cloud adoption.
Cloud-based analytics company Cloudera Inc private will be acquired by equity firms KKR and CD&R for $4.7 bn. As the demand for cloud-based services has grown, tech giants like Google, Amazon are looking to provide services like Cloudera. The largest investor of Cloudera is activist investor Carl Icahn who holds about 17.8% of Cloudera’s total shares. The deal is to be completed in the latter half of the year with a 30-days “go-shop period”.
Happiest Minds technologies and Yotta infrastructure have partnered up to offer co-location services and cloud solutions on the ‘anything-as-a-service’ model. Yotta will provide its wide range of IT services and its chain of managed services to Happiest Minds. Girish Chandangoudar, vice president and head of the infrastructure at Happiest Minds said,” this partnership is imperative to enhance our strong portfolio of cloud infrastructure services.”
Commvault’s has expanded its Metalic software as a SaaS portfolio combined with an Intelligent Data Services Platform. Commvault is introducing Metallic backup for all three Microsoft clouds -Dynamics 365, Office 365, and Azure. Metallic is being integrated with Commvault HyperScale X to offer what they call “Power of AND” to its customers. The new platform will have services like Data Management, protection, compliance, transformation, and Insights.