MTS India partners with IBM

As part of the agreement, IBM will design and build two green data centres and will help MTS achieve 20% energy savings.

IBM, a provider of IT infrastructure services, today announced that it has entered into an IT services agreement with MTS India, a mobile telephony services brand of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), a joint venture company between Sistema of Russia and Shyam Group of India. As part of the agreement, IBM will design and build two green data centres - one each in Chennai and Gurgaon.

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

The company further articulates that this move is integral to supporting SSTL's pan India expansion plans for offering telephony services. It claims that the green data centres will help SSTL achieve 20% energy savings.

The company states that the data centre solution being deployed provides the facility to scale power and cooling automatically, depending on the load. It says that they will also build a Network Operations Centre (NOC) to help the SSTL team monitor and manage applications and network in a 24/7 environment.

Shanker Annaswamy, Managing Director of IBM India Pvt. Ltd. said, ''IBM's association with Shyam Sistema 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.''

Speaking on the need to adopt energy-efficient IT infrastructure in an enterprise, Mr. 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.''

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