• TRAI’s consulting paper on cloud computing addresses growth of cloud services in India, interoperability of data among various cloud platforms and security of data on the cloud. Due to huge data dealt by both corporate and government organizations, the need of nonstop internet service, connectivity and networking are answered by Data Centers. In the changing scenario of Data management and privacy regulation needs of the companies, data centers have come forth. Typically with all the emerging regulations and increasing cost of establishing Data Centers, the growing availability of inexpensive hardware solutions, network structured cabling, and extensive robust backup powers have remodeled the standards of data centre vendors. All cloud service providers (CSPs) or the Data Center vendors are governed by the norms prescribed by the DOT /DEITY /TOC .Also all the data entering and leaving India is under the hawkwatch of existing IT (Amendment) Act 2008. Standardization, Virtualization, Consolidation, Automation, Securing are the step by step procedures for transforming Data Centers in modern scenarios which is different from traditional approach of transforming Data Centers with siloed manners. To initiate a strategic consideration to own a data center; resources are to be managed that will bridge old and new technologies. With time, money and space as constraints the need in storage and data treatment will lead to the necessity of Data Centers to grow more rapidly. ERP and CRM systems of companies are the few examples that need robust and flexible Data Centers. From allowing for a shift from capital to operating expenditure to lowering the opportunity cost of running technology; a perfect Data center is vital which can be challenging if certain features are not taken into consideration before a company plans to undertake a data center of its own. Considering these features and observing the trends as well CIOReview have come up with a list of “20 Most Promising Data Center Providers”. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the CIOReview editorial team has closely scrutinized these companies addressing the above features .We believe that the expert insights given by us will address your doubts ensuring speedy Data Center mobilization in India.