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Aug 27, 2012

Sify achieves VMware’s vCloud® Powered status … enhances cloud offerings portfolio


Chennai, India, August 27, 2012 Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India with growing global delivery capabilities, announced that it has achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status. With this certification, Sify’s services will be powered by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director.


Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, said, “Sify pioneered the data center wave in India and is now, clearly, at the forefront of cloud and virtualization technologies. Our cloud business volume, infrastructure and complexity of deployments were the proof-points that led to this recognition from VMware. It validates our increasing capabilities and will endorse our multiple service lines in the cloud business.”

 

As a member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), Sify will provide its VMware vCloud Powered service as a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications and offering distinctive application mobility, uniquely available from VMware.

 

Customers will now have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application portability is a key differentiator allowing customers to achieve the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT agility.

 

“The VMware vCloud® Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,“ said T Srinivasan, Managing Director, VMware India & SAARC. “We look forward to supporting Sify further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape.”

 

For customers to experience cloud computing and understand its benefits, Sify has invested in demo labs that allow customers to experience the benefits of VMware vCloud Powered services. These labs have enabled many organizations to re-think and optimize their IT infrastructure investments. Sify currently has 125 customers for its cloud services.

 

About Sify Technologies

Sify is among the largest Converged ICT services companies inIndia, offering a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 850 cities and towns inIndia.

An ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network operations and data center operations, Sify’s service bouquet comprises Enterprise Services including Connectivity, Hosting, Virtual storage, Network management services, IT services and Remote Infrastructure Management Services. Sify is also ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified forInternetDataCenteroperations. 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 Company owned Cable landing station and several partnerships inked with global cable companies, Sify is present in almost all the spheres of the ICT eco system.

Sify Software develops applications and offers services to improve business efficiencies of its current clients and prospective client bases. Sify also offers services in the specialized domains of eLearning for-profit, not-for-profit and government institutions, both in Indiaand globally. The portal side of the business operates two of the most popular portals in India, Sify.com and Samachar.com.

For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com.

 

About VMware

VMware, VMware vCloud and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in theUnited Statesand/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

 

Forward Looking Statements

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, 2012, 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.

For further information, please contact:

 

Sify Technologies Limited

Mr. Praveen Krishna
Corporate Communications  & Investor Relations
+91 44 22540777 (extn.2055)
praveen.krishna@sifycorp.com

Grayling Investor Relations

Ms. Trúc Nguyen (ext. 418)
Mr. Christopher Chu (ext. 426)
+1-646-284-9400
truc.nguyen@grayling.com;christopher.chu@grayling.com

 

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