Known as the “data center man of India,” Sunil has built and operated the most third-party data centers in India. His efforts have been instrumental in India’s data center growth story and have been recognized in the industry in the form of numerous accolades on domestic and global platforms. Sunil has been featured in the illustrious Data Economy’s APAC 50 list and is one of the 100 personalities to watch out for in the next decade who are poised to heavily influence the direction and transformation of the global data center and cloud markets.
What technology breakthrough would pave the way for the ICT industry?
The technology landscape is fast evolving with the maturity of artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and many other promising digital technologies. These technologies can’t operate in silos; they are interdependent and must work in an integrated manner to get the best of all. It will amalgamate multiple digital technologies to define the next wave of digital transformation and ICT innovation. Cloud will be the unifying force to ensure these new age digital solutions operate seamlessly, complementing each other. We are looking at exciting times ahead of us and must continue to make greater strides toward digital excellence.
Is it important for companies to continue to innovate their organization or offerings, and why?
Today’s modern businesses thrive in an increasingly competitive environment that’s defined by experiences, and business leaders need to constantly innovate to stay ahead of the curve. By harnessing digital and data-driven insights, enterprises enable themselves to offer the best to their customers and elevate their experiences. Moreover, businesses achieve new heights of efficiency when they transform processes with the latest technologies.
How is digital infrastructure helping digital inclusiveness?
As businesses, governments, and people become increasingly hyperconnected with a growing digital footprint, a tremendous amount of data is being generated, analyzed, and consumed each day. This calls for massive data infrastructure and connectivity capacities to enable a seamless flow of data across the digital ecosystem. Today, data centers continue to evolve much beyond data storage, playing a larger role in the telecommunications space. A robust connectivity fabric across data infrastructure will play an integral role in ensuring the delivery of digital services to the last mile, thereby bridging the digital divide and transforming people’s lives. Hyperscale, hyperconnected data centers, as part of the larger telecommunications ecosystem, will be key in the coming times to change the lives of people through digitization of various areas such as healthcare, public services, education, and a lot more.
What value does PTC hold for you/your company?
As a global platform that brings together ICT leaders and decision-makers under one roof, PTC serves as a one-stop shop for the exchange of ideas, insights, developing synergies, and much more. It fosters learning, networking, and helps us identify new opportunities in the digital world.
What advice would you share with current and future graduates interested in this field?
The world is taking huge leaps toward transformation, and technology is simplifying every life that it touches. We are living in exciting times, and there’s a plethora of opportunities waiting for all of us. All you need is the willingness to observe, learn, and innovate with technologies to contribute your efforts in the larger digital journey.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I live by certain mantras in life that keep me learning and growing continuously, which is essential to achieve success and happiness in the true sense. I believe in maintaining a healthy balance in life, and I encourage every individual to do the same. I see life through the lens of positivity regardless of the situation, and I believe people must navigate through the various facets of life with a forward-looking approach.
What has been a positive outcome organizationally or individually given the current state of the world?
Reaffirming the popular saying, “necessity is the mother of invention,” the pandemic has pushed businesses beyond their perceived boundaries to embrace change. We have seen decades worth of digital adoption in just two years, which itself is remarkable. From this point, there’s no turning back. The future only holds innovation and transformation to achieve even greater outcomes.
About Yotta Infrastructure
Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group company, is India’s fastest-growing managed data center and cloud-based IT services provider. With a full range of new age hyperscale colocation services to cloud, managed IT, managed security, network and connectivity, and other support services, we help organizations become future-ready.
Yotta is building data center parks in key hubs of Mumbai, Chennai, Gujarat, Greater Noida, Pune, and Kolkata. With our expanding footprint, we are committed to add over 1,000 MW of capacity by 2027-30. Our first data center in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – Yotta NM1 is India’s only multi-tenant data center that is Uptime Institute Tier IV TCCF certified.