Friday, February 01, 2008

Outsourcing data centers

Source: Expresscomputeronline

The operational costs of Indian data centers are increasing and businesses are facing power, cooling and security issues which are leading them to outsource their data center requirements.

Mumbai based managed service provider, NetMagic Solutions has specialized in managed hosting and remote infrastructure management services. The company manages data centers for businesses that want to reduce their data center operations costs and free up their internal resources. This trend has helped NetMagic Solutions to quickly ramp up its customer list in the recent past.

Its 400 odd customers include big names such as Moneycontrol, IBN Live, Johnson Tiles, World Space Radio, and Indiainfoline, Telco, Travel Guru and Yatra and many more. Shard Sanghi, Group CEO, NetMagic Solutions, said, “We ensure high availability, seamless performance and security of a customer’s mission critical hosted applications. These are being delivered through efficient Internet data and network operation centers in India and the US.”

The company was founded in July 1998 and it initially focused on offering network-design and implementation-related professional services to Indian ISPs and large corporate clients. NetMagic transformed into a leading managed hosting service provider in November 2000 by setting up its first Internet data center in Mumbai.

Today the company has three data centers, two located in Mumbai and one at Bangalore. Sanghi said, “We have over 3,000 servers hosted at our data centers in India and virtual data center in the US and a development center in Pune where we focus on the development of monitoring tools that can be used as third-party solutions.”