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12 December 2011

IIHT Chooses Dell As The Trusted Solutions Platform To Provide “Datacenter-as-a-Service”

IIHT Cloud Solutions Pvt. Ltd,. a subsidiary arm of IIHT Limited, today announced Dell as its trusted solution platform to realize its vision of creating one of the world's first vertical cloud services solution for IT Training, Test and Development Industry. The IIHT Cloud Solutions formed a consortium of best solution providers comprising of ESDS and Nestor to power its Cloud Platform. The IIHT Cloud is one of the India's largest cloud installations. The multi-million dollar ESG (Enterprise Solutions Group) and datacenter deal follows similar cloud infrastructure wins for Dell in India in recent months. This is also the first Dell Force 10 win in India post acquisition.
The win not only underscores Dell’s rapid ascent to leadership in the enterprise technology and datacenter realms, but also exemplifies Dell’s continued commitment to engaging with partners to address these key focus areas. 
Commenting on the win, Mr. Mahesh Bhalla, Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer and SMB, Dell India, said, “Our continued success in delivering datacenter solutions to SMB’s is testament to our robust portfolio of storage, server and networking solutions and related services. We are extremely happy to partner with companies such as IIHT, ESDS and Nestor in their drive to innovate in the virtual era.”
Mr. Shivajee R Sharma, President & CIO, IIHT Cloud Solutions Pvt. Ltd. “When we decided to pioneer an Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud, servicing the Training, Test and Development segment, our value proposition was very clear 'Own Virtual Data Centers and not just Virtual Machines'. As an architect my challenge was to build a cloud platform which gives an experience as close to a real Data Center infrastructure and is highly capable of supporting real-time experiential cloud service which is accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device instantly on demand. The Dell Blade solutions enabled us to build the scale and density required for the cloud and Dell Force10 z9000 network switches allowed us to build a highly scalable 320 Gbps throughput IP SAN to support the instant provisioning. With Dell’s customer engagement skills and expertise in providing enterprise solutions, they clearly emerged as our choice for being the end-to-end solutions provider.”
Adding to this, Mr. Suresh Reddy, General Manager, Global Commercial Channel, Dell India “We are extremely delighted with this deal for two reasons – one, it is one of the largest cloud deals in the country and showcases our growing strength in the enterprise solutions business and second, it is a vision of our preferred partner Nestor whom we are supporting with Dell technology. With product enhancements, innovations and acquisitions, we have gradually strengthened our solutions portfolio and the results are beginning to show.”
Commenting on the consortium, Mr. Shivajee R Sharma, further said “While selecting the consortium partner with Data Center co-location services to host our cloud solution, we were looking for partner with very deep expertise and experience of cloud platform and ESDS with its indigenously developed cloud fabric for its web hosting services clearly emerged as the best Data Center co-location service provider for us. Nestor a core member of the consortium, with its expertise in handling the end-to-end deliveries and it's deep relations with IT OEM's worked with us on this project from the beginning as our preferred solution partner.”
Mr. Piyush Somani, Managing Director, ESDS said, “The consortium powered by Dell’s technology has provided us with solutions that will help us run the servers at much lower power consumption as compared to competition enabling us to save the cost of operations. Also, our customers will have a single point of contact for both hardware and networking support. Dell’s technology leadership is undisputed and we are happy to have them as our trusted technology advisor.”
Talking about the win, Mr Santosh Kumar K.S, CEO, Nestor InfoTech said, “We have had a long mutually profitable relationship with Dell. This deal specifically is a huge win for us and just re-emphasizes Dell’s commitment to its partners’ profitability as well as customer needs by providing a complete technology solution.”
About IIHT Cloud Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
IIHT Cloud Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a startup company in Bangalore, backed by IIHT Ltd. India’s leading IMS technology training organization since the year 1992. The IIHT Cloud Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is one of the world's first vertical public cloud service provider for IT Training, Test and Development Industry and System Integrators for Cloud, HPC and Storage solutions.
Ever since its inception, IIHT Cloud Solutions Pvt. Ltd.'s fundamental mission was to be People Focus to create business impact and ensure High user adoption, helping our customers win the business and grow exponentially.
About ESDS

ESDS is a group of web hosting companies based in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, more than 33,000 customers worldwide. ESDS has indigenously developed the concept of a high specification, carrier-neutral, and fully managed Data Center in the state of Maharashtra, and has successfully turned this vision into reality.
About Nestor InfoTech

Nestor is a Dell preferred partner that specializes in professional Technology System integration. The company provides Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning, support and maintenance of all business critical technology requirements.
About Dell

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to its customers and uses that insight to develop and deliver customized technology solutions to organizations worldwide. Learn more at
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