“CIOs need to create infrastructure for future expansions”

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 15, 2012

Commscope 10Living Infrastructure Forum was recently organized by Commscope and CXOtoday.com in Bangalore. The event highlighted the need of having a scalable and well prepared infrastructure for future growth.

Cabling and networking are two critical areas required in building the foundation for building a robust and scalable IT infrastructure. Apart from scalability, several other areas like power saving, smart networking architecture and redundant network set up, requires smart decision-making from CIOs.

To discuss how enterprises can build such an infrastructure, Commscope and CXOtoday.com organized a session titled Living Infrastructure Forum in Bangalore.

The event kicked off with a keynote presentation by Natarajan Viswanathan, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Commscope who briefed the audience on the portfolio of solutions offered by the company, and how it helped end-users to leverage its solutions within their IT environments.

He elaborated on the global footprint of Commscope, and how the company is helping customers in more than 100 countries to provide a comprehensive, worldwide support and services network through 20 of its strategically positioned manufacturing and distribution centres.

Ashok Srinivasan, National Technical Manager, Commscope addressed the gathering on the main theme of the event, Living Infrastructure. He spoke on how data explosion within enterprises resulted in the increase of maintenance costs within the IT infrastructure.

“It is important for CIOs to create the infrastructure ready for future expansions. The true essence of living infrastructure can be understood by an infrastructure which is well prepared for the organizational growth, ready for the virtualized environment, cloud or whatever may come next,” Srinivasan said.

He also spoke about the need of establishing intelligence in networks, data management and such areas that are critical to the IT infrastructure.

“Bandwidth consumption is driven by fairly advanced connected devices. Technology advancements have facilitated intelligence/sensors in more number of devices in these networks. More intelligence is allowing better network and power efficiency. Customers are in need of trusted advisors who can help them in selecting right form of technology solutions. We are happy to say that Commscope is geared up for such responsibility,” Srinivasan said.

Partha Das, Business Development Manager, Wireless Innovations at Commscope took over the dias from Srinivasan to deliver a presentation on overcoming coverage challenges associated with in-building and high density locations.

Stressing on the basic consumer demand of accessing information anytime and anywhere, Das stressed on how coverage is posing a challenge for networks to facilitate desired information delivery for end users. He cited India figures that showed present average percentage of installed In-Building network was as high as 20 to 25 percent of the macro sites for metro cities, around 10 percent in A class circles and around five percent for B class and C class circles.

As a solution to this challenge, Das highlighted the utility of Commscope’s In-Building Wireless Network offering. “This solution not only helps organizations in reducing the building’s construction disturbances but it can also negotiate wireless service from any operator resulting in low communication bills.”

Commscope 2The event was concluded by an interactive panel discussion on the topic of “Is infrastructure still considered as the high capital expense affair?.” The panel comprised of Natarajan Viswanathan, Ashok Srinivasan of Commscope and Sunil Zutshi, General Manager IT, Siemens Information Processing. The discussion was moderated by Faiz Askari, Editor, North, CXOtoday.com.

The participants discussed facts and real life challenges regarding infrastructure management, and probable solutions for tackling some of the commonly faced challenges. All participants agreed on the need to have a scalable infrastructure.

The event was well accepted by CIOs who got a chance to witness how Commscope’s technology can redefine the overall experience of IT, and how it is helping organizations in dealing with day to day IT infrastructure challenges.