HCL Infosystems partners with NetApp to provide storage-efficient cloud services

<em>Partnership will help provide ITaaS to Government, Mid-Market and Small Enterprises</em>

New Delhi, 14th December, 2010 -NetApp India today announced its partnership with HCL Infosystems, India's premiere hardware, services and ICT Systems Integration Company, to provide flexible, scalable and easy-to-manage secure multi-tenant storage environment for HCL Infosystems' O'zone Cloud Services. The partnership will help deliver IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and provide OPEX-based options for IT infrastructure to end-customers.

HCL Infosystems will utilise industry-leading storage virtualization solutions from NetApp and work with NetApp to leverage its global experience in producticising features like SnapShot, FlexClone, Deduplication and Thin Provisioning for innovative Cloud Services for the Indian market. With industry-standard storage solutions from NetApp, HCL O'zone will now be able to provide a plethora of cloud services with multi-tenancy enablement.

"Exemplifying its commitment to the progressive changes in technology, HCL Infosystems is dedicated towards offering the best-in-class industry practices to the customers. Our association with NetApp will help us build a robust cloud infrastructure with efficient storage platform and ease of management, well integrated with various technology partners" said George Paul, Executive Vice-President, HCL Infosystems

"HCL Infosystems' decision to leverage NetApp solutions to deliver an easy-to-manage, secure and scalable cloud solution that delivers unparalleled value to customers is the result of our strategic investments in cloud enabling solutions and also our continued commitment to delivering high ROI to customers. As awareness and interest in the cloud increases among enterprises and emerging segments, it is the responsibility of industry leaders to be able to deliver to this requirement in a sustainable manner - and we are convinced that HCL Infosystems' decision to partner with NetApp will play an important role in the way customers approach and deploy cloud solutions in India" said Mr. Rajesh Janey, President India and SAARC, NetApp.

With this partnership, HCL O'zone will be a more advanced platform to tackle high complexity environments with better storage utilization. The storage efficiency of the platform will increase significantly and play an important role in reducing total storage requirements. This will enable HCL Infosystems to offer higher SLAs on the O'zone Cloud offering to customers at a lower price.

About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12, 159 crore) is India's premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organisation. India's leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organisation, HCL has specialised expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, eGovernance & Power.

HCL has India's largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, and many more. HCL today has India's largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space.

With India's largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL's award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers, alike. HCL Infosystems has a 100% subsidiary that addresses the physical security technology system integration market. The subsidiary leverages technology to build a security framework called 'Safe State' that safe guard's life, infrastructure & society. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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