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Watch: LDCS’ Sanjay Motwani on AI-driven connected data centres

20 May, 2021

Amid the long drawn Covid-19 pandemic, India’s digital ecosystem has experienced an unprecedented boom. The pandemic has shifted several aspects of routine life into the digital world, starting from education to banking to shopping. This has resulted in an explosion of data, creating an unparalleled demand for data centres.  

In this interview with TechCircle, Sanjay Motwani, the Asia Pacific vice president of Legrand Data Center Solutions (LDCS), delved into the importance of setting up data centers connected at a device level to drive efficiencies and scale up to meet surging demand. 

LDCS owns several global brands dealing with data centre hardware, including Raritan, Server Technology, Minkels, and Starline. 

Motwani said connected data centres can assimilate data which AI (artificial intelligence) algorithms could use to provide the required information and insights for optimization. This could range from trends that could help with floor space and power management or detection of hardware vulnerabilities that could lead to security breaches. 

He also touched upon the demand shift noted by Legrand’s Raritan in light of the pandemic as well as the overall growth of the data centre space in India. 

According to a November report from CRISIL, the industry is expected to log a rapid 25-30% CAGR to touch $4.5-5 billion by financial year 2025.