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Sify Launches Its Fifth Data Centre at Noida, India

Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India with growing global delivery capabilities, today announced the launch of its fifth Data Centre at Noida, India. Constructed at a cost of $30 million for the first phase, this ‘Green’ Data Centre is design-certified as Tier III by The Uptime Institute and features cutting-edge technology and infrastructure.

Sify's Fifth Data Centre at Noida, India (Photo: Business Wire)

Sify's Fifth Data Centre at Noida, India (Photo: Business Wire)

Part of the New York-based 451 Group, The Uptime Institute is an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global Data Center and emerging Digital Infrastructure industry. Uptime Institute created the standard Tier Classification System as a means to effectively evaluate data center infrastructure in terms of a business' requirements for system availability. The Tier Classification System provides the data center industry with a consistent method to compare typically unique, customized facilities based on expected site infrastructure performance, or uptime.

The DC has a total capacity of 10 Megawatts, and is optimized for high density computing. Each floor in the Data Centre is based on a concurrently maintainable modular design, and has floor loading of 1,500 Kg per square meter. The Data Centre’s portfolio of services will include infrastructure services, core services, managed services, consultancy services, enterprise risk management services and hosted applications.

Green Quotient

The highlight of this Data Centre is its high energy efficiency and other environment-friendly features. It is designed to achieve 1.6 or less PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), a measure of the total energy input versus the effective IT output. Lighting, electrical and computer systems in the Data Centre are designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact. Low emission generators and alternative energy technologies such as photovoltaic cells are used for outdoor lighting. The Access Control integrated lighting systems work only when there are people in the room/building, ensuring optimum use of energy. All the waste are recycled and re-used at the Data Centre making it a ‘zero discharge building.’ Additionally, the building is equipped with rain water harvesting system.

A domain leader in Data Center services, Sify holds an enviable record of ensuring 100% uptime for the last 6 years across all of its Data Centers.

Commenting on the launch, Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, said, “Sify is emerging as an ICT Solutions and Services company with a strong focus on Cloud and Managed Services. Our Data Centre strategy is the epicenter of our transformation story. In the past 12 years, we have built 5 Data Centres, 6 State Data Centres and have recently connected over 36 Data Centres across India with our high-capacity data network. Sify has invested around $200m in building Network and Data Centre capabilities over the last 5 years. The Noida Data Centre is an important milestone in our journey to becoming a strategic ICT partner to our clients.”

Thomas Baehr, Senior Director of Business Development, Uptime Institute, had this to add, “We are pleased to certify that Sify’s fifth Data Center at Noida, has been awarded Tier III Certification of Design Documents by the Uptime Institute. The DC Design adheres to every one of our stringent criteria for data center infrastructure for the business community. In working with Sify, a domain leader in the DC space in India, we developed an appreciation of their commitment to customer’s demands and foresight about the market while seeking Tier Certification of Design Documents.”

About Sify Technologies

Sify is among the largest integrated ICT Solutions and Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 1100 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 36 Data Centres across India in addition to Sify’s own 5 Tier III Data Centres across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengalurru.

A significant part of the company’s revenue is derived from Enterprise Services; the different businesses units being Telecom, Data Center, Telecom Integration services, Cloud and Managed services and Application services. A varied product portfolio at multiple price points allows Sify to also cater to the burgeoning demands of the SMB/SOHO community and the retail consumer; much of it on the cloud platform.

Sify is a recognized ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP solutions and integrated security solutions, and ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2005 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has also built a credible reputation in the emerging Cloud Computing market and is today, regarded as a domain expert. Sify has licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long Distance) services and offers VoIP backhaul to long distance subscriber telephony services. With the Sify Cable landing station and the partnerships inked with several cable companies globally, Sify in present in almost all the spheres of the ICT eco system.

The company has an expanding base of Managed Services customers, both in India and overseas, and is also India’s first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services.

As a solutions provider, Sify Software develops applications and offers services to improve business efficiencies of its current and prospective client bases. Sify also offers services in the specialized domains of eLearning for-profit, not-for-profit and government institutions both in India and globally. The business also operates two of the most popular portals in India, Sify.com and Samachar.com.

For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify’s business, please see the discussion under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2013, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and Sify’s other reports filed with the SEC.

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