While delivering his speech at Digital Senate Series, Lucknow, Sriram TV, Director- Consulting & Business Development, Juniper Networks said that technology has become pervasive and it has started impacting life – be it personal or professional – and the government is no exception. With the help of a chart, he emphasised that IoT has the economic potential of about $3.9 to $11.1 trillion per year by 2025 and in this field, India is second to none as many technologies that will lead this growth is already available in the country.
Giving an example of the UP Bhulekh project which received more than 5 crore hits per day. He said that handling such massive traffic is no joke. “It requires a robust and agile IT infrastructure to run such an application in real-time,” said Sriram.“Be it the potential in IoT space or running massive projects like Bhulekh – it requires a solid networking infrastructure under the hood and it is a place where Juniper Networks is second to none. The three key roles of the network including connectivity, edge computing and security have become critical like never before,” he said.
Sriram said that connectivity is the foundation of any IT project and edge computing can pep up the user's experience. On security, he was of the view that it cannot be an afterthought, it must be embedded at the inception level itself as the government deals with critical private data of citizens. He also stressed that the full potential of any IT project could be achieved with proper volume, variety and velocity of the data and services. “For this to happen, the organisation must design smart networks that can automate networking, automate security and scale automatically,” he said.
Giving advice to government officials, he said that while making IT investment they must ask and look for solutions that allow automation, unify different centres, should be based on open source, and must have adaptive security capability.