Sify technologies MPLS backbone network infrastructure now reaches over 500 cities in India

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Chennai, Sept 23 (ANI/Business Wire India): Sify Technologies Limited, a leader in Consumer Internet and Enterprise Services in India with global delivery capabilities, announced today that its MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) network infrastructure now extends to over 500 cities in India, making it one of the largest such networks in the country.

This state-of-the-art network, designed, architected and operated as per global standards, empowers Sify customers with unprecedented reach and resilience in India. While seamlessly supporting converged multi-play services for a wide range of customer needs- including enterprises, carriers and consumers.

Commenting on this achievement, Arvind Mathur, Chief Architect, Sify Technologies Limited, said, "Our network engineering and operations teams have done a commendable job of doubling the number of cities covered by the MPLS backbone infrastructure in just twelve months. Our network reach of over 500 cities is supported by more than 4500 access sectors to ensure adequate coverage. While this is an important achievement for Sify, it is a momentary milestone in the expansion of our network to far beyond this number of cities".

Sify also implemented Cisco's CRS-1 (Carrier Routing System) in its IP Next Generation Network (NGN) Core recently. This makes Sify the first operator in the country to have deployed the powerful and advanced CRS-1 core network element that will pave the way for enhanced capabilities, reliability and scalability for multi-play services. It will also serve as a platform to rollout bandwidth intensive applications in the future.

Arvind Mathur added, "Our enhanced network reach is just one of the four dimensions of our network evolution towards true IP Next Generation Network architecture that will encompass:

-- A multi-play IP network with intelligent routing

-- Superior analytics and billing

-- Integrated 'in-the-cloud' security

-- Native application-awareness

-- Seamless integration to our existing four and future data centers

These architectural dimensions will provide our customers with an unprecedented opportunity to scale their businesses not only in terms of reach and volume but also in having a comprehensive view of their network and application performance, including those hosted within the Sify network ecosystem."

Sify's backbone infrastructure consists of a meshed network with fibre from multiple service providers with redundant capacities for the highest levels of reliability, scalability, security and speed, and was the first network in India to be MPLS enabled for converged services. In addition, it was the first network in India to provide IPV6 capability, introduced over two years ago, to make the infrastructure future proof. Prior to the deployment of the CRS-1, Sify was also the first IP network in India to use Gigabit Switch Routers (GSRs) in the core network.

Sify is a leader in VPN services to companies in industry verticals such as the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Pharma, IT and ITES and Retail verticals who are spreading services into the hinterland or need connectivity to their supply chains reaching into source markets.

The focused evolution of the Sify IP network towards the next generation architectures will help customer's graduate to more sophisticated services that are driven by convergence, collaboration and virtualization. Sify has invested in network reach to meet these growing customer needs, and to continue to set service quality and technology standards for the industry.

ANI

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