American multinational technology conglomerate Cisco plans to set up advanced data centres and deploy cloud-based security solutions for governments and enterprises in India, the company said.
“Rapid digitisation is helping India grow at a faster pace than ever before. With the government’s key initiatives like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ firmly in place now, Cisco sees a massive growth in the country,” said Irving Tan, President-Asia Pacific and Japan, Cisco.
According to Tan, the Indian banking sector and growing e-commerce players need next-gen security solutions and Cisco, being a networking expert and now armed with top-of-the-line, cloud-ready security solutions, is going to be a preferred choice for the local enterprises.
“The data centres of the future will have embedded security throughout. Cisco’s strategy is to provide a data centre architecture that enables customers to ‘Analyse, Simplify, Automate, and Protect’ (ASAP) their data,” Tan added.
Last year, Cisco crossed over $1 billion of revenue in India with a growth of 20 per cent. Cisco’s CEO Chuck Robbins believe that India is set to become one of the top four markets for the tech giant, apart from the US, Japan and China, in the next few years.
The company has over 11,000 employees in India. Besides Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints, Cisco has launched three advanced security software suites — Threat Defence for Data Centre, Threat Defence for WAN and Edge and Policy and Threat Defence for Access — in India.