NetApp partners with Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited to create a strong storage infrastructure for cloud services with BSNL

NetApp to help Sai InfoSystem build a flexible, efficient and secure shared environment to power cloud offerings by BSNL

New Delhi - 14 September, 2011 -NetApp India today announced its partnership with Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited , India's premier Information Technology company, to support data center services powered by BSNL and managed by Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited. Through this affiliation, NetApp will enable Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited to provide a flexible, efficient & secure multi-tenant storage environment that will help Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited -BSNL data centres offer cloud services including co-location, managed hosting and enterprise cloud services . Cloud services offered by Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited & BSNL would target the Government segment & large and medium enterprises.

Highlights

  • As a NetApp Service Provider Partner, Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited will be able to offer differentiated services using industry leading storage solutions from NetApp which would create the foundation for a secure shared infrastructure environment for its customers.
  • Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited will leverage storage efficiency features like Thin Provisioning, Thin Cloning, Thin Replication, De-duplication and Compression on primary & secondary storage. The reduced operational costs and higher efficiency would help Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited build flexible & efficient cloud services.
  • Enablement : Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited would have access to related technical and sales trainings from NetApp which would help them build profitable enterprise- class services based on lower costs and predictable service levels.
  • Joint Go - to - Market: Under the program NetApp will help Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited expand their coverage by rolling joint go- to - market initiatives leveraging NetApp's selling ecosystem.

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  • Sunil Kakkad, CEO Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited
    "NetApp has a very robust Service Provider program which will help us leverage NetApp's leading technologies. In addition, access to NetApp sales and reseller community to reach out to a wider audience will help us expand our footprint."
  • Rajesh Awasthi, Director - Telecom & Cloud Service Provider, NetApp India
    "Storage is foundational to business success and what an organisation decides today will pave the way for future business growth. There is a major shift in the Indian business environment. Organisations are looking at scalable and flexible business models using shared IT infrastructure. CIOs are focussed on delivering IT on Demand and NetApp & Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited would help customers by enabling IT to be an accelerator of the business"
  • Pillappan Karuppiah, A.Vice President - Strategic Initiatives Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited
    "NetApp has global experience in deploying storage solution for secure multi-tenant storage services. In addition NetApp technology is best suited for Cloud Service environment"

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About Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited
Sai InfoSystem (India) Ltd. is India's Largest Total Solutions Provider having an International presence. Popularly known as "SIS", the company is the largest IT Company of Gujarat. The Company has operations in 17 states, over 100 support centres, 3 manufacturing units and a team of over 1000 IT professionals. The company provides innovative hardware and software solutions to a clientele that includes ONGC, ISRO, ADANI, IFFCO, BSNL, GIL, Union and State Government authorities among a host of others. The company has a turnover exceeding Rs 1500 crores. (FY '10-'11).

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