Information management and storage major EMC has partnered cloud services providers, Netmagic and Sungard AS, as part of its efforts to tap the USD 1 billion cloud market opportunity in India.
The collaboration will focus on customers in sectors like manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ITeS sectors.
EMC will work with the companies to offer customers a consolidated, customer-focused approach to design, architect and run a hybrid cloud to deliver speed and agility of public cloud services with the control and security of private cloud infrastructure.
"India is a high-growth market for EMC, and EMC India is a leading contributor of innovations and revenue growth for the APJ region. EMC's operations in India are multi-dimensional, which is common to very few of its markets around the world," EMC President (India and SAARC) Rajesh Janey said.
Today, EMC addresses over 3,800 customers in India, he added.
The objective is to make it simpler for IT organisations to deploy well-run hybrid clouds in a matter of days, and providing the same or even better agility and efficiency benefits to public clouds, he said.
"With the huge market opportunity in front of us and 76 per cent of our customers looking to implement hybrid cloud solutions, we are looking at a bullish roadmap to be one of the top 3 players in India in hybrid cloud segment by 2017," he said.
EMC is targetting 200 cloud customer deployments in 12 months for its cloud solutions across Asia Pacific and Japan, EMC said in a statement.
"The addressable Cloud market in India is expected to hit the USD one billion mark by 2015. This massive growth is being driven by the advent of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) and its quick transition from being a mere buzzword to impacting the delivery of business outcomes for enterprises," Greyhound Research Chief Analyst and Group CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia said.
SMAC is helping organisations reduce their capital expenditure, enhance customer engagement, increase productivity and work on outcomes that matter to business, he added.