Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 -- (Business Wire India)
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed
Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India with growing global delivery
capabilities, today announced the launch of its fifth Data Centre at Noida,
India. Constructed at a cost of $30 million for the first phase, this ‘Green'
Data Centre is design-certified as Tier III by The Uptime Institute and features
cutting-edge technology and infrastructure.
Part of the New York-based 451 Group, The Uptime Institute is an independent
provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional
services for the global Data Center and emerging Digital Infrastructure
industry. Uptime Institute created the standard Tier Classification System as a
means to effectively evaluate data center infrastructure in terms of a business'
requirements for system availability. The Tier Classification System provides
the data center industry with a consistent method to compare typically unique,
customized facilities based on expected site infrastructure performance, or
The DC has a total capacity of 10 Megawatts, and is optimized for high density
computing. Each floor in the Data Centre is based on a concurrently maintainable
modular design, and has floor loading of 1,500 Kg per square meter. The Data
Centre's portfolio of services will include infrastructure services, core
services, managed services, consultancy services, enterprise risk management
services and hosted applications.
The highlight of this Data Centre is its high energy efficiency and other
environment-friendly features. It is designed to achieve 1.6 or less PUE (Power
Usage Effectiveness), a measure of the total energy input versus the effective
IT output. Lighting, electrical and computer systems in the Data Centre are
designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact. Low
emission generators and alternative energy technologies such as photovoltaic
cells are used for outdoor lighting. The Access Control integrated lighting
systems work only when there are people in the room/building, ensuring optimum
use of energy. All the waste are recycled and re-used at the Data Centre making
it a ‘zero discharge building.' Additionally, the building is equipped with
rain water harvesting system.
A domain leader in Data Center services, Sify holds an enviable record of
ensuring 100% uptime for the last 6 years across all of its Data Centers.
Commenting on the launch, Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, said, “Sify is
emerging as an ICT Solutions and Services company with a strong focus on Cloud
and Managed Services. Our Data Centre strategy is the epicenter of our
transformation story. In the past 12 years, we have built 5 Data Centres, 6
State Data Centres and have recently connected over 36 Data Centres across India
with our high-capacity data network. Sify has invested around $200m in building
Network and Data Centre capabilities over the last 5 years. The Noida Data
Centre is an important milestone in our journey to becoming a strategic ICT
partner to our clients.”
Thomas Baehr, Senior Director of Business Development, Uptime Institute, had
this to add, “We are pleased to certify that Sify's fifth Data Center at
Noida, has been awarded Tier III Certification of Design Documents by the Uptime
Institute. The DC Design adheres to every one of our stringent criteria for data
center infrastructure for the business community. In working with Sify, a domain
leader in the DC space in India, we developed an appreciation of their
commitment to customer's demands and foresight about the market while seeking
Tier Certification of Design Documents.”
About Sify Technologies
Sify is among the largest integrated ICT Solutions and Services companies in
India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products
delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than
1100 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 36 Data
Centres across India in addition to Sify's own 5 Tier III Data Centres across
the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.
A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Enterprise Services;
the different businesses units being Telecom, Data Center, Telecom Integration
services, Cloud and Managed services and Application services. A varied product
portfolio at multiple price points allows Sify to also cater to the burgeoning
demands of the SMB/SOHO community and the retail consumer; much of it on the
Sify is a recognized ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network
operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of
VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP solutions and integrated security solutions, and
ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2005 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified for Internet Data
Center operations. Sify has also built a credible reputation in the emerging
Cloud Computing market and is today, regarded as a domain expert. Sify has
licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long
Distance) services and offers VoIP backhaul to long distance subscriber
telephony services. With the Sify Cable landing station and the partnerships
inked with several cable companies globally, Sify in present in almost all the
spheres of the ICT eco system.
The company has an expanding base of Managed Services customers, both in India
and overseas, and is also India's first enterprise managed services provider to
launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services.
As a solutions provider, Sify Software develops applications and offers services
to improve business efficiencies of its current and prospective client bases.
Sify also offers services in the specialized domains of eLearning for-profit,
not-for-profit and government institutions both in India and globally. The
business also operates two of the most popular portals in India, Sify.com and
For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements
contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking
statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.
For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify's business, please see the
discussion under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company's Annual Report
on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2013, which has been filed with the
United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing
the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov , and Sify's other reports
filed with the SEC.
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Sify Data Center
Media contact details
Mr. Praveen Krishna, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications,
Sify Technologies Limited,
+91 (44) 22540777 (extn.2055),
Ms. Trúc Nguyen,
Grayling Investor Relations,
+1-646-284-9400 (ext. 418),
Mr. Christopher Chu,
Grayling Investor Relations,
+1-646-284-9400 (ext. 426),
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