Dell India looking into blockchain technology for servers business

Dell India intends to begin using blockchain technology in order to stay relevant in the country’s server market, new reports indicate.

Products with capabilities including artificial intelligence, cloud computing and analytics will also be introduced, the company told the Economic Times India.

Manish Gupta, senior director and general manager at Infrasructure Solutions Group, Dell EMC India, said: “The clients that we work with are looking to tap these technologies, which is why we are bringing in servers that allows them to optimise on traditional workloads as well as invest into new age workloads such as cloud, artificial intelligence, analytics and blockchain.”

Dell’s servers and networking brought in more than $5 billion in Q2 2018, which is a massive jump of 34 per cent when compared to the previous year. Now, modern architecture and scalability are at the top of the agenda.

India has been relatively friendly towards blockchain-based tech such as cryptocurrrencies, with the country’s central bank opening a blockchain division back in July.

“As a regulator, the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) also has to explore new emerging areas to check what can be adopted and what cannot,” a source said at the time. “A central bank has to be on top to create regulations. This new unit is on an experimental basis and will evolve as time passes.”

The government also announced that it would use crypto technology to allow customers to pay for services such as metro cards and airline tickets.