IBM to Build 2 New Green Data Centers

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 01, 2009

Mobile telephony services player Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL), which is embarking on a pan India expansion plan, has roped in IBM to build two new green data centers for SSTL.

The new data centers which will be built on green specifications will be housed in Chennai and Gurgaon and are expected to save up to 20% in energy costs for the telecom player, once operational.

The Chennai site will serve as the main data center for SSTL, while the data center in Gurgaon will serve as the disaster recovery site. IBM has deployed cooling solution at these data centers, which will result in substantial operational savings for SSTL.

Vsevolod Rozanov, president and CEO, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. said, As a global telecom player with ambitious expansion plans for the Indian market, we are aware of the advantage of adopting energy-efficient operational measures and in the process will work proactively to reduce global energy emissions. We are glad to partner with a technology leader like IBM in making our IT infrastructure Green Friendly.

The data center solution being deployed by IBM provides the facility to scale power and cooling automatically depending on the load. IBM will also build a Network Operations Center (NOC) to help the SSTL team monitor and manage applications and network in a 24/7 environment. SSTL is currently in an expansion phase with plans to launch Pan-India telecom services in the coming months.

Shanker Annaswamy, managing director of IBM India Pvt. Ltd. said, IBM s association with Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd is aimed at helping our client take advantage of leading IT infrastructure solutions and assets that IBM has built especially for telecom companies.  Moreover, SSTL s adoption of green and energy-efficient technologies can help them optimize their resources while serving their growing customer base across India."

SSTL is already providing telecom services in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and has acquired licenses and spectrum to provide mobile telephony services in all the 22 circles across the country.