In the first ever Hosting Days Event organized in India, two leading Hosters of the country: Reliance Data Center and Netmagic Solutions announced their respective cloud computing offerings leveraging the Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for System Center.
Reliance Data Center
A hosted infrastructure service based on the Microsoft platform for Enterprises and SMBs - geared to deliver India’s largest cloud infrastructure.
At a press conference launching the offer, George Varghese, President - Enterprise Business, Reliance Communications said: ‘Leveraging Microsoft's cutting edge technologies, Reliance Data Center will deliver access to enterprise-class scalable, secure and reliable hosted IT infrastructure to help large, mid-sized and small medium businesses leverage cloud computing technologies’. He further added, ‘Thanks to Microsoft, we can cut down on server sprawl and related capital costs across Reliance Data Centers – and are geared to deliver what is arguably India’s largest cloud infrastructure today’.
Reliance Cloud Computing Services are based on Microsoft's virtualization and management technologies, and the hosting service is made possible through the Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for System Centre, which is a tool for leveraging virtualization infrastructure on Windows Server 2008 R2. This is also being complemented by System Center Operations Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, to create managed services and partner hosted cloud offerings.
Reliance Data Center, a division of Reliance Communications, spread across 5,00,000 sq ft of hosting space, owns and operates nine level 3 data centers at multiple locations and spearheads Data Center operations of India's largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider.
Sharad Sanghi, CEO, Netmagic Solutions announced their commitment to launch the next level of their cloud offer based on Hyper-V by mid-November 2009. He said: ‘The Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for System Center has helped our teams to cut down the time required to launch the offering by more than half’.
The event was attended by 250 partners. Following which there was a two-day bootcamp which allowed partners to gain hands-on expertise in building a Dynamic Data Center.
There is tremendous excitement around the Dynamic Data Center amongst the hosters in the Indian sub-continent, and we can surely expect more such announcements in the future. So, stay tuned!