Tata Communications Announces Expansion of Data Centre Services With Launch of Tier-3 Data Centre in EMEA Market



    
    Demand for UK Data Centre Services Soars as Enterprises Look to Reduce
    Costs Worldwide
    

    LONDON, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new
world of communications, announces it plans for London 2, a Tier-3 data
centre, that will provide a state-of-the-art environment for supporting
mission critical infrastructures, with advanced cooling, power, redundancy,
and sustainability features to ensure that Tata Communications client's
critical systems and applications are readily available while optimizing
energy efficiency. The 21,400 square foot London 2 data centre will be ready
for service during the second quarter of 2009.
    Tata Communications has seen a dramatic growth in the number of UK
companies looking to outsource their hosted IT operations as they look to
rationalise costs and free up capital. Increasingly, the lack of power in the
City of London has seen many firms seek to move operations outside the M25 and
into a managed service environment to lower their cost of ownership, improve
performance and reduce downtime of their IT investment. Moreover, a shift to
an Opex-based hosting model by selectively outsourcing their IT infrastructure
to an experienced services provider such as Tata Communications can achieve
rapid cost savings.
    Tata Communications will offer its full suite of data centre services
including colocation, managed hosting and managed storage services, in
addition to related and complementary value-added services. The company's data
centre operations and services are monitored and managed on-site and remotely,
from its centralized Managed Services Operations Centre (MSOC) on a 24x7x365
basis and by a team of highly experienced technical, communications and
facilities staff. Tata Communications is ISO/IEC 14001, 20000 and 27001
certified for its Global Managed Services Operations in the areas of Managed
Hosting, Managed Storage Services and Hosted Messaging Services. The London 2
data centre will reside on Tata Communications Tier-1 IP backbone from which
it can provide high capacity Internet, MPLS and Ethernet services globally.
    "Tata Communications has seen a rapid increase in demand for managed IT
infrastructure services in the EMEA region, driven in part by rationalising IT
budgets and companies looking to outsource their data centre operations and
achieve greater cost and resource efficiencies," said Abid Qadiri, Vice
President of Data Centre Services for Tata Communications. "As the
availability of highly secure Tier-3 data centre space is limited, we are
pleased to bring this state-of-the-art facility to the market."
    Located 25 miles from London, the highly secure data centre facility was
built by Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale data centre
provider, and contains two individually segregated, maintainable data halls
that receive six megawatts of power from diversely routed supplies. As Tata
Communications third data centre opened in the UK, London 2 brings the
company's total data centre footprint in the region to over 50,000 square
feet. The company owns and operates data centres on three continents totalling
nearly one million square feet of space.
    On February 12, Tata Communications' announced plans to invest USD $180
million in development of data centre and associated services in Singapore,
(http://www.tatacommunications.com/news/release-view.asp?d=20090212-
investment) scheduled to open in 2010. (Due to the length of this URL, it may
be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL
address field. Remove the space if one exists.) The addition of London 2 and
the Singapore data centre are part of the global expansion to address demands
of enterprise customers worldwide, while supporting Tata Communications'
commitment to invest more than $2 billion to further fuel global expansion
plans.
    For further information on Tata Communications Data Centre Solutions and
facilities visit http://www.tatacommunications.com/enterprise/datacenter.
    For more information on London 2 visit
http://www.tatacommunications.com/downloads/enterprise/data-center-london.pdf

    About Tata Communications

    Tata Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, is a
leading global provider of a new world of communications. The emerging markets
communications leader leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain
expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions
to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers and Indian
consumers.
    Tata Communications' range of services include transmission, IP,
converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and storage,
managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation for global
enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail broadband and
content services for Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network encompasses one
of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP
network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 Pops, and
more than 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation facilities.
    Tata Communications' unique emerging market depth and breadth of reach
includes a national fiber backbone network and access to network in over 60
cities and 125 Pops in India, strategic investments in South African converged
services operator, Neotel, Sri Lanka and Nepal and, subject to fulfilment of
conditions precedent, a 50% ownership in China Enterprise Communications (CEC)
providing full country VPN coverage in China.
    Servicing customers from its offices in over 80 cities in 40 countries,
Tata Communications is the number one global international wholesale voice
operator and number one provider of international long distance, enterprise
data and Internet services in India, the Company was named "Best Wholesale
Carrier" at the World Communications Awards in 2006, "Best Pan-Asian Wholesale
Provider" at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale
Telecommunications Awards and was awarded "Best Progress in Emerging Markets"
at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards.
    Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and
the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York
Stock Exchange. (NYSE:   TCL)

    Forward-looking and cautionary statements

    Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata
Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those
relating to Tata Communications' expected financial position, business
strategy, the future development of Tata Communications' operations, and the
general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including
financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry
growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or
achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The
important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements
to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among
others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications'
network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer
demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete
commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new
products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to
stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company's
communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and
changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular,
changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications' industry; and,
in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional
factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ
materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata
Communications' control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors
discussed in Tata Communications' various filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at
http://www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and
expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking
statements.




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For further information: Media Contacts: Andrew Faupel, Tata
Communications, +44(0)7833-482329, andrew.faupel@tatacommunications.com;
Janice Goveas, Tata Communications, +91-92233-94575,
janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com; Media Agency, STC Associates, (646)
214-6545, kristen@stcassociates.com

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