In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, HCL Infosystems Ltd., India’s premier information enabling and integration company, has joined hands with Eurologic, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and QLogic to launch a Certified Configuration Program on Intel®-based servers. Through this program, HCL Infosystems will deliver certified configurations, including server storage, network infrastructure and software for mission critical applications, to Indian enterprises. The Infiniti Global Line brand of servers from HCL Infosystems will be used for these high-end solutions.
Announcing the program, Mr. George Paul, Associate Vice President – Marketing, HCL Infosystems Limited, said, “Infiniti Global Line from HCL Infosystems is among the top three server brands in the country today. The varied platforms on which Infiniti servers are in use across the country bear testimony to the immense faith our customers have in the product and the technology cooperation with industry leaders has propelled Infiniti to a world-class league. We are proud to partner work with global IT leaders for the Certified Configuration Program which will give us an opportunity to once again set benchmarks in the industry by bringing the most efficient IT solutions to the end user.
Through the Certified Configuration Program, HCL Infosystems will offer a one-stop-shop for complete solutions, thereby eliminating the need for customers to interact with multiple software and hardware vendors. Other key benefits to customers include a tested and validated solution from world leaders; optimized performance for business applications; standardized replication at multiple sites; and a ready-to-deploy solution that will save significant time for HCL’s customers.
The solutions being launched immediately through the Certified Configuration Program include high availability solutions on Microsoft* Windows Advanced Server with choices of 2-way and 4-way servers, JBOD/Intelligent Storage and Hub/Switch, enabling end users to make investments depending on the criticality of application for their business. Another solution is based on Oracle9i Real Application Clusters with Red Hat Linux Advanced Server*.
“Oracle and Red Hat have worked together to create a core set of enhancements in the areas of performance, reliability, clustering, and manageability to enable Linux to support enterprise class deployments,” said Sukhdeep Singh, director of Channels and Alliances, Oracle India. “In addition, Oracle provides enterprise class technical support on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. With Intel, this can run on low cost hardware with Oracle9i Real Application Clusters. Along with HCL we bring this ‘unbreakable’ configuration to Indian customers.”
Eurologic Systems has played a key part in enabling the program, as the supplier of the external storage that make up the solution building blocks from HCL. Eurologic has over 15 years experience in the storage market and HCL has the advantage of being able to utilize this expertise and solutions knowledge to deliver targeted externals solutions to the
Indian IT customer.
“We are seeing the demand for networked storage solutions grow as customers take advantage of the enhanced scalability, flexibility and reliability that these configurations offer over traditional Direct Attached Storage. Eurologic continues to ensure that our technologies are interoperable with those of other vendors, and certified on the leading platforms, to make the deployment of network solutions simpler.” Said Mike Stolz, VP of Sale and Marketing, Eurologic Systems. “The process of getting these to market requires working with companies of the caliber of HCL that not only have the customer base and market knowledge, but also have the support infrastructure and expertise to be a successful and effective solutions provider in this growing market.”
HCL has been working closely with the global industry leaders that are part of the Certified Configuration Program. In partnership with Microsoft the company recently offered a multilingual proofing tool that supports nine Indian languages, with its Infiniti range of desktops, to the Government bodies, Financial Institutes and Public sector undertakings in India. Together, Intel and HCL have set up a Solutions Centre at HCL’s office in Noida to showcase solution capabilities of HCL and validate new solution stacks on Intel architecture. These include high availability solutions, payment gateway, multilingual messaging and unified messaging solution among others.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company, offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It works closely with many leading global player like Intel, Toshiba, HP, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.
HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 160 locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.
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