Sify launches fourth state-of-the-art data centre

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{image-Sify Technologies_28082008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Chennai, Aug 28: Sify Technologies Limited announced on Thursday, Aug 28 the launch of its fourth state-of-the-art Data Centre at Airoli near Mumbai.

Sify has pioneered the standards, facilities and services in the data centre space in India ever since it launched the country's first Level 3 data centre at the Infotech Park in Vashi, Mumbai in September 2000. The company subsequently invested in centres in Chennai and Bangalore with increasing levels of sophistication and capability. The Airoli centre, the first of its kind in India, is positioned to cater to the growing demand from India's commercial capital, Mumbai.

P J Nath, Executive President, Sify Enterprise Services, said, 'The Airoli data centre is a key facet of our strategy to develop the most sophisticated network and data centre infrastructure in the country to facilitate the evolution and demand for services such as ecommerce, online banking, corporate ERP and other applications, media and entertainment content, stock trading, unified communications and disaster recovery in the country. Our ability to offer a comprehensive solution using the hosting services and the MPLS VPN connectivity services enable us to be a leader in the market.'

"We lead in such mission critical services across the BFSI, manufacturing, services, media and retail verticals, and can extend our leadership across verticals with this centre. The Airoli centre will be followed by at least two more- one each in New Delhi and Bangalore, over the next eight quarters," P J Nath added.

M P Vijay Kumar, Chief Financial Officer, Sify Technologies, said, "We have been investing for growth in the capacity of our backbone infrastructure, expansion of the network to over 500 points of presence, and the adoption of new technologies and standards to move towards being a Next Generation Network for converged services. The Airoli data centre at an investment, when complete, of 36million dollars is a significant part of this process, and greatly strengthens our ability to deliver sophisticated services, now and in the future. Our total investment in data centres over the next two years is likely to be about 100million dollors to meet the growing demand for such services from both the domestic market and overseas markets".

'Over the past eight years Sify has the experience of managing over 250 clients with over 99.99 per cent uptime at the centres in Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore, with international industry standards across verticals and horizontals. The wide range of services include infrastructure services, core services, managed services, consultancy services, enterprise risk management services and hosted applications.

The Airoli centre, spread across 100,000 sq.ft, exceeds the current data centre standards in India. Apart from stringent compliance levels and international standard certifications for hosting facilities, the data centre is also equipped with Tier III compliant cooling and power systems and advanced building management systems," Kumar added. The Airoli centre is housed in a newly constructed structure spread across multiple floors built as per latest industry norms. The building adheres to the IS 1893:1984 standard for earthquake resistant structural design. The utility area and supporting rooms account for more than 100 per cent of the server farm area ensuring better operational and security controls.

The facility provides very high power uptime with its highly redundant and robust power infrastructure, and designed to handle cooling requirements of high-density power of 250 Watts per sq.ft.

The facility's building management system manages all components of the infrastructure from a central console: temperature and humidity, advanced fire detection and suppression, water leakage detection, electronic rodent control and digital video records of the surveillance cameras across the facility.

ANI

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