India Bytes: Equinix’s new data center; Clover Infotech Recruitment; Sentinel One

Equinix builds third data center in Mumbai

To meet the rapidly growing demand for digital infrastructure, digital infrastructure company Equinix has announced an initial investment of over US $ 86 million, called MB3, to build its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Mumbai, according to a release from Equinix.

This initial investment includes the acquisition of a parcel of land, which provides a total of about four acres of land, allowing Equinix to continue growing its rich ecosystem across platforms Equinix across India, supporting the country’s growing digital economy.

As India’s financial and commercial hub, Mumbai is the country’s top data center market and according to a recent report by JLL, it is expected to grow more than 2.5 times by 2023 to around 530 MW.

The MB3 IBX will be adjacent to the Equinix MB2 IBX data center and 1.5 kilometers away from the MB1 IBX data center. The first phase of the MB3 is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2024, providing an initial capacity of more than 1,375 cabinets and more than 4,150 cabinets when fully completed.

Globally, Equinix operates more than 240 data centers across 70 metros, providing digital infrastructure for more than 10,000 of the world’s top 10,000 businesses. In the Asia-Pacific region, Equinix currently has 52 data centers on the main metro across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore, the release added.

Clover Infotech will employ 2500 freshers across India

Clover Infotech, an IT services and consulting firm, has announced plans to hire 2,500 freshers. Through this initiative, it will meet the growing demand of its clients to manage trained resources for trained resources and to manage transaction-based environments such as banking, the company said in a statement.

The company is recruiting from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities such as Shirpur, Dhule, Akola and Jalgaon, in addition to those cities where it serves key customers across the banking and financial services space. These cities include Mumbai, Pune, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin.

Clover Infotech, through its training and knowledge arm, Clover Academy, plans to conduct placement drives across different campuses to take on a structured recruitment process. Since most of its customers are from the banking, insurance and financial services space, Clover Academy places special emphasis on providing training to manage mission-critical technology environments. Clover Academy’s training program also includes soft-skills and interpersonal skills modules. The objective is to equip newcomers with the necessary technical, functional and communication skills to enable them to improve as IT professionals, the statement said.

The company serves more than 150 customers across India, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Customers range from top global corporations to committed start-ups in sectors such as banking, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, retail and information and communication technology.

SentinelOne opens a technology center in Bangalore

US security software maker Sentinel One has launched a technology and operations center in Bangalore. The center will create product roadmaps, conduct threat research, conduct engineering, and recruit top talent for cyber defense modernization.

As part of the investment and build-out, the customer’s data will be stored in the local data center. In the coming years, SentinelOne plans to invest $ 50 million in India

Rick Smith, Chief Technology Officer, said: “Sentinelone’s Bangalore Operations Center represents an investment in talent and technology to serve the local market and our global customer base.”

SentinelOne’s purpose-built AI-powered Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform is to make cybersecurity defenses autonomous from the endpoint and beyond.

Cabinet approves 5G spectrum auction

Taking the first step towards launching 5G services, the government invited bidding applications for spectrum auctions starting July 26, 2022, 20 years after the Union Cabinet approved a proposal to auction 72,000 MHz or more than 72 GHz airwaves with a validity deadline of June 15, 2022. .

Auctions will be held for spectrum at frequencies of 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz, 2,100 MHz, 2,300 MHz, 3,300 MHz, and 26 GHz. At the reserve price, the value of the entire spectrum is more than Rs 5 lakh crore. “It is expected that telecom service providers will use medium and high band spectrum to roll out 5G technology-based services capable of providing speed and power, which is about 10 times more than what is possible with current 4G services.” An official statement said.

Visibility, control gaps undermine security in India: Survey

Trend Micro’s new global research indicates that firms are struggling to define and secure an expanded cyber-attack surface, hampering risk management efforts.

The survey revealed that in India, companies have only 67% visibility on the entire attack surface whereas 95% of companies have been able to define their attack surface to a certain extent. More than 39% of companies face cyber risk in the event of a cloud disruption, according to a release from Trend Micro.

To compile the Trend Micro survey, it surveyed 6,297 IT and business decision makers in 29 countries, including India.

Visibility challenges seem to be the main reason companies fight to manage and understand cyber risks in this environment. 92% of respondents are concerned about the growing and widespread attack surface, the release said.

Major investments in IT modernization in recent years seem to have created a momentum that is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. 64% of survey respondents highlighted that their organization’s digital attack surface is complex but manageable.

At the present time the visibility of the attack surface is extremely challenging due to various reasons such as lack of proper equipment, or companies have a lot of tools that keep information in silos, constant technological innovations, lack of visibility etc. 41% of respondents think their organization has minimal visibility on the surface of the attack’s network assets, the release said.

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