Press Releases: Bangalore serves as IT server home IANS

Bangalore serves as IT server home IANS

BANGALORE: THE September 11 terror attack is making IT companies head for Bangalore for the safe custody of their disaster recovery systems. India’s tech capital is considered the safest haven by an amazing range of companies. Over 60 small and medium enterprises have alreadyplaced their servers with the software technology parks of India, Bangalore as their customers demand such safety measures.

"In the long run, we will be providing not only third party storage facility to software exporting companies, but also consultancy and services to those who do not use our network," says B.V. Naidu, director, STPI, Bangalore. He was speaking after STPI signed a memorandum of understanding with Brocade Communications, a global leader in storage area networks, to set up a centre for excellence at STPI’s Bangalore facility. Brocade would equip the storage area networks lab with hardware like fabric switches at $100,000 and train STPI’s technical team which, in turn, would train their colleagues all over the country.

>The switches help in connecting servers with storage devices through a storage area network that is reliable, scalable and provides a secure environment for storage applications. Brocade, founded by Kumar Malavalli, an NRI, has recorded revenues of over $513 billion and enjoys a 61 per cent share in the global total SAN infrastructure market and more than 90 percent of the fibre channel fabric switch market.

"The Asia Pacific market was contributing five per cent of our company’s revenues last year. This year, it is up to 15 per cent. And, we clearly see India and China as the biggest markets," says James LaLonde, vice president, Asia Pacific, Brocade Communications. IANS