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Virtualization and Government Initiatives Driving APAC Cloud Collaboration

August 24, 2016

The APAC region is driving technology growth and innovation, particularly in the areas of cloud collaboration and virtualization. New research from Technavio shows that government virtualization initiatives in both China and India are set to have a major impact moving forward, driving uptake of collaborative solutions and digitization.

The research firm looked at a variety of trends driving the global cloud collaboration market, singling out the APAC region as one of the fastest growing areas with an expected CAGR of more than 16 percent through 2020. Technavio singles out the government-run Digital India program along with China’s EU-China High Performance Computing and Networking Initiative as major growth contributors, fueling digital infrastructure growth along with creating opportunities for cloud collaboration and mobile apps.

Those government initiatives are creating opportunities for SMEs looking to expand globally while moving toward an increasingly digital network

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infrastructure model. Technavio also cites a growing mobile workforce along with increased adoption of BYOD as growth drivers in the APAC region.

Data center virtualization is another major trend impacting global cloud collaboration, and vendor-agnostic trends like software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are making unlikely partners of tech big wigs like Cisco, Google and Microsoft. The report also singles out IBM, Mitel and as key vendors driving innovation and growth in the global cloud collaboration arena.

“Virtualization can address the issues of running virtualized voice and videos in the data center,” said Amrita Choudhury, a lead enterprise application research analyst at Technavio. “It helps companies to significantly increase the number of mobile devices and virtual desktops that can be hosted on each data center server. Mobile virtualization is one such technology that allows deploying multiple operating systems through a single mobile device.”

Virtualization also facilitates running both personal and enterprise apps on a mobile device while enabling real-time data exchange among enterprises. Both flexible and scalable, it works well with advanced business applications like CRM, ERP and supply chain management. Technavio believes that these benefits, along with increasingly faster internet speeds, are driving uptake of virtualization for cloud collaboration in the APAC region.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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