Microhost was established in 2013 as Micro Hosting Private Limited. Currently, MicroHost has 8 data centres across Noida, Mumbai, and Bangalore, with international data centres located across Germany and the US. We have been offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service to its various niche clients across different industrial segments. We currently cater to more than 9500 clients. In this exclusive interview with Manoj Dhanda, Founder and CTO, Microhost Cloud, TimesTech Buzz explore the company’s offerings, leadership and market focus.
TimesTech: What is the mission and objective behind starting Microhost Cloud?
Manoj Dhanda: Amongst all the significant technological evolution, one of the most crucial technologies for any business has been Cloud Technology. Today, especially during these crises, it has been the utmost need of the hour for organizations to host their applications onto a cloud server if they want to increase their efficiency, scalability, and productivity. However, to fully reap the optimum benefits out of a cloud server infrastructure, one must partner with a robust technology solution provider who can provide the needed expertise and services that will bring about the essential changes towards better yielding growth opportunities.
Microhost was established in 2013 as Micro Hosting Private Limited. Currently, MicroHost has 8 data centres across Noida, Mumbai, and Bangalore, with international data centres located across Germany and the US. We have been offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service to its various niche clients across different industrial segments. We currently cater to more than 9500 clients.
We want to provide a simple yet efficient cloud platform, as well as pay-as-you-go pricing that is simple and transparent. We’ve also concentrated on developing a genuine community of developers to assist in the growth of the market and support them as they create tomorrow’s technology.
Our objective is to enable businesses and engineering teams to better address their large-scale production environment requirements with new features such as Kubernetes, Block Storage, Load Balancers, Firewall, Monitoring, Object Storage and a host of new offerings (across the 3 pillars of Compute, Storage & Networking) in our upcoming roadmap; our goal is to enable businesses and engineering teams to better address their large-scale production environment needs.
TimesTech: How is Microhost cloud helping startups & unicorns?
Manoj Dhanda: The company focuses on simplifying the complexities of infrastructure for software developers. The simple and fast SSD/NVMe servers can be deployed with just one click to provide your applications with scalable performance without any worries about scalability or hardware maintenance costs!
Our mission is to help developers all around the world create amazing products, and our robust, cost-effective, and easy architecture is making cloud computing more accessible than ever.
Outside of the core developer market, startups are driving our growth. Even if it’s for personal use cases, developers’ familiarity with our platform enables them to bring MicroHost Cloud to their business or enterprise environments as well.
Developers and startups care about the same things regardless of their location – they want a cloud platform that’s simple, fast, feature-rich, and inexpensive. We take care of the infrastructure side while allowing developers to focus on creating applications that address real client issues.
TimesTech: How will the GDP of India hit the target of $5 Trillion with Cloud computing?
Manoj Dhanda: India’s ambitious announcement to become a $5 trillion economy requires a collective vision and its answer lies in one of the key enablers of the economy i.e. the digital and tech adoption push in the country. The country has been at the cusp of a digital transformation and cloud computing can aid in handling vast amounts of data. The rapid adoption of cloud technologies can allow the country to become better at optimising talent, reducing costs, improving core competencies and preparing India’s future workforce.
TimesTech: What is the importance of emerging technology enablers like virtualization, cloud and their impact on businesses?
Manoj Dhanda: Technology enablers like virtualization are key to building robust cloud-based platforms as it allows greater flexibility and utilization of the underlying resources. There are different approaches to virtualization and it enables enterprises to have flexibility in their day-to-day operations, becomes economical as virtualization saves cost for physical hardware and servers, gives flexibility in moving data and eliminates the risk of system failure.
TimesTech: How is Microhost helping its customers deliver relevant business outcomes by adopting the company’s tech innovations?
Manoj Dhanda: We launched India’s first cloud platform in 2018 and we are the only company in India to have its platform for cloud computing services. Our DevOps Cloud services have been helping businesses seamlessly deploy and scale.
With homestead features that include Cloud Server, Cloud Firewall, DNS, and load balancer to run fully loaded applications seamlessly, we have been consistently aiding our clients to easily upscale and down-scale their resources. We offer the best-in-class enterprise SSD for a better Storage performance, console access to the server to make all changes on the server, and also providing the freedom to run any software as per the business’ requirements. This future-ready cloud server offers 100 per cent SLA, powerful API, root/administrator access, secured network, and application performance booster – Intel Xeon CPU, catalysed by its best-in-standard hardware and also the hardware level raid.
We focus on providing a dedicated infrastructure that requires customized, secure, and better performance solutions for an enterprise’s application with better control over user data.
TimesTech: How is Cloud Computing evolving today in the industry as a whole?
Manoj Dhanda: Cloud computing itself has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and pandemic has accelerated the need for enterprises to have cloud technology as part of their digital business strategies. Enterprises have felt empowered to develop innovative products, with the new capacity and flexibility that cloud computing has been able to offer them at lower costs.
I feel cloud technology to become part of daily operations in the future. Organizations are looking for powerful and efficient cloud services that will allow them to create smoother workflows, especially with the current hybrid setup.
TimesTech: Important trends in the cloud computing space in India that you would like to highlight.
Manoj Dhanda: Cloud computing continues to evolve as modern workspaces evolve and businesses focus on seamless delivery of digital services. I believe Hybrid cloud tech will become the way forward as it will let users adopt the best of public and private cloud in one click.
Further, AI in cloud computing will entwine and play a key role in the deliverance of essential digital services. Cost-optimization which found prominence during the pandemic will let organizations adopt multi-cloud strategies that will help businesses optimize and upsize and downsize their cloud resources as per the requirement.
TimesTech: How is Kubernetes helping your clients? Any client case study if you can share.
Manoj Dhanda: One of our enterprise clients got benefited by deploying Kubernetes from Microhost. They were facing issues and delays while deploying the Kubernetes and after moving to Microhost they were able to successfully deploy the Kubernetes cluster in just a few minutes which further allowed them to save costs in order to achieve elasticity & scalability.
Apart from this, we have focused on adding additional value to the productivity and delivery timeline for the enterprise. We have found enterprises using Kubernetes for automating deployment, scaling, & management of containerized applications to save costs.