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Netmagic takes on Microsoft, IBM & Amazon in data centre services in India

Netmagic aims to grow 35% - 40% y-o-y and expects to close revenue at Rs 445 crore for FY16

Shivani Shinde Nadhe  |  Mumbai 

Information technology infrastructure and data centre services provider Netmagic, a firm, is gearing up its offering in the Indian market, as global biggies like Microsoft, and set up their data centres in the country. With the company's largest data centre (DC) going live by this month-end in Mumbai, will have a total DC space of 600,000 sq ft spread across nine DCs.

“No other firm in India has the depth of experience that we have in India. All three technology majors have announced their plans to launch DC by this year-end. So competition is no longer with domestic players anymore,” said Sharad Sanghi, MD & CEO,

According to a Gartner, India will be the second largest market for DC infrastructure and the second fastest growing market in Asia-Pacific in 2015. Sanghi said the company has been growing at over 30 per cent and “we are confident that we will grow 35-40 per cent on a year-on-year basis,” he added. The company is expected to close revenue at Rs 445 crore for FY16.

NTT ON BOARD
  • By this month-end, will have a total data centre space of 600,000 sq ft spread across nine data centres in Mumbai
  • The firm has got access to funds for its capital intensive business
  • It is among the few players in the Indian DC space that started offering cloud services as early as 2009
  • By acquiring Netmagic, NTT has started to leverage India's low-cost location for software development

Sanghi also added with coming on board, the company is now in a better shape not only to target the global markets but fight with the global giants. “NTT globally has been transforming its strategy by acquiring firms. With these acquisitions NTT Com is emerging as a player providing end-to-end services. These could be managed services,  infrastructure services and cloud business,” he added.

By acquiring Netmagic, NTT has started to leverage India's low-cost location for software development. At present a team of 150 people in India manage NTTs global DCs. “Similarly, global customers looking for a presence in India are using DCs. In addition to the 150 team, we have a 50 member team that has been developing the global cloud platform. We will be soon merging our cloud platform to be part of the global platform and the work will be done from our Pune centre,” added Sanghi.

Other than presence in the international market, with NTT Communication, has got access to funds for its capital intensive business. in 2014 raised its stake in the company from  73 per cent to 81 per cent and infused funds of Rs 575 crore,  which has been used for building the company's ninth and largest DC.  

More importantly, revenue from is now 10 per cent of the total revenue for the company.

Sanghi is also confident that going ahead they will be in a better position to enter the remote infrastructure management (RIM) services. “With NTT's presence almost in every geographical region, we will tap the RIM segment in international markets. In this space, we will be competing with Indian IT players as well,” said Sanghi.

is also among the few players in the Indian DC space that started offering cloud services as early as 2009. Today it has over 350 customers in the cloud space. Overall the company as a customer base of 1,500 across its offerings.

First Published: Fri, August 07 2015. 00:38 IST
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