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Flipkart Partners With Dell To Ramp Up Its Datacenter

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Flipkart has partnered with IT vendor Dell to ramp up its existing data center and set up a disaster recovery mechanism as part of its expansion plan to include additional product categories on its website.

Sumeet Ghosh, Head of Engineering, Operations and Infrastructure, Flipkart, said, “Agility is a key business differentiator when it comes to encouraging the India market to shop online. With Dell, we can add hundreds of virtual machines within a couple of minutes to meet a predicted increase in traffic volume, then automatically reduce the number to ensure we maintain our energy efficiency at all times.”

To ensure that the customer need was met Dell Professional Services employed a consultative approach through Enterprise Deployment Team (EDT) during this engagement. The team from Dell worked in with Flipkart right from installation of the servers to configuration and integration with network switches. Additionally, Dell also advised Flipkart to implement a Disaster Recovery site, thus ensuring business continuity.

With the help of this deployment Flipkart can focus on core business without worrying about disruptions to critical processes. The deployment has enabled the online retail outlet to scale on-demand in terms of servers and storage growth. Further, Flipkart was able to manage the data center remotely allowing quick power up/down. The solution would be able to prevent potential data losses and guarantee business continuity in the future.

Hitachi Systems To Enter Indian IT Market Through Acquisition

Hitachi Systems, a subsidiary of Hitachi, and Micro Clinic India, an Indian IT services company, has announced that they have concluded a share purchase agreement and shareholders' agreement to bolster the IT services business in India.
 
Specifically, Hitachi Systems will acquire approximately 76 per cent of Micro Clinic shares and rename the company as Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic. Looking ahead, Hitachi Systems and Micro Clinic will implement procedures aimed at completing the share transfer by the end of March 2014.
 
In India, demand for IT services is growing rapidly. This reflects both the accelerating pace by which Japanese and other overseas companies are entering the Indian market, and also the expansion of Indian companies' IT investment accompanying the business growth.
 
Against this backdrop, Hitachi Systems and Micro Clinic have agreed that Hitachi Systems shall convert Micro Clinic into a Group company.
 
Naoya Takahashi, President and CEO of Hitachi Systems, said, "We will expand innovative IT services to all of India-services that will fuse Micro Clinic's business sites, and its abundant personnel, technologies and know-how, with Hitachi Systems' virtualisation and cloud services; managed services such as data center monitoring and operations; and security services. In doing so, we seek to contribute to the development of India's economy, which continues to show remarkable growth."
 
Spice Launches Super Slim Android
Spice Retail, a mobile internet company, has unveiled its all new super stylish smartphone, the Smart Flo Poise Mi 451 targeting the ever demanding youth of the country with price of Rs 5,499.

The smartphone come with a classy smart flip cover that allows the user to answer calls without flipping the cover. This 8.7 mm super slim Dual Sim (2G + 2G) smartphone supports and offers super-fast speed and seamless experience with its 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor. With 11.43 cms Ultra bright IPS display, Smart Flo Poise features a 3.2mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash. This smartphone is packed with outstanding features like Spice Cloud, G Sensors, 3.5 mm jack etc. and brilliant quality earphones that take your audio experience notches above. The IML back cover adds to the style quotient of this smartphone.

T. M. Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, Spice Retail Ltd, said, “The new smartphone features Ultra bright IPS display which makes it stand out and builds on our promise to constantly empower our users with superior technology. With strong market intelligence, we have launched Smart Flo Poise for an enhanced overall user experience.”  
 
This Android 4.2 Jelly bean smartphone offers a 3.2 mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1.3 MP camera. It also has a 4GB ROM and 512 MB RAM which is expandable upto 32 GB through a micro SD card. The 1450 mAh battery gives a talk-time of more than 5 hours* and up to 60 hours* standby ensuring a strong battery backup. The Smart Flo Poise packs within an urbane high quality earphone that enhances the audio experience exponentially. The new smartphone gives access to Spice Cloud that enables the users to access data on multiple devices.
 
WickedLeak Launches Hydrophobic Phone
WickedLeak has unveiled Wammy Passion 'X', bundled with Octa Core Processor and Aqua Protect Technology. Company said, it is the first Super Hydrophobic phone and first OCTA Core phone by WickedLeak.

Wammy Passion'X' come with 5-inch Full HD display, 13 megapixel Full HD camera with Dual Sim, and a new AquaProtect technology.

AquaProtect Technology makes it a Hydrophobic Smartphone. AquaProtect Technology is a specialised process that applies a liquid repellent substance inside and out of the Wammy Passion 'X'. Thus, with the help of AquaProtect, the cell phone has the sustenance power of more than 30mins in water and any water based liquid which makes the cell phone even more appealing.

Priced at Rs 22,500 only, Wammy Passion 'X' is currently available for booking at WickedLeak's website.

Tata Elxsi, Thomson Video Networks Announce Interoperable Ultra HD HEVC Solutions
Tata Elxsi, an engineering & design house helping customers bring next-generation technologies to life and Thomson Video Networks, a video compression solutions, have announced an interoperable HEVC (H.265) Ultra HD solution.
 
This interoperability ensures that Tata Elxsi’s already-licensed Ultra HD HEVC decoder enables customers to build end-to-end workflows for quick adoption using the Thomson Video Networks product. Adding newer implementation on ARM Cortex-A15 platforms in addition to the x86 solutions, announced last year, Tata Elxsi has broadened the platform availability of the HEVC decoder. This enables embedded products using ARM cores to be armed with HEVC technology.
 
Saravanan T.S., Media Product Manager - Tata Elxsi, said, "Tata Elxsi continues its commitment to provide its customers with reliable implementations, helping customers integrate, accelerate and innovate on their products and core competencies.”
 
Tata Elxsi will be participating in Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain and have planned to showcase the newest version of its HEVC solution.
 
Thomson Video Networks offers advanced video-compression products that help media companies, video service providers and broadcasters deliver superior video quality at the lowest-possible bandwidth for contribution, terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV and OTT services.

Telit Features m2mAIR Cloud Services
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the availability of a new services offering resulting from their recent acquisition of ILS Technology. m2mAIR Cloud services are powered by the world-leading ILS Technology deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP).

The addition of platform and cloud services enhances the Telit One Stop. One Shop. value proposition, enabling Telit customers to truly experience end-to-end application support from hardware selection to design support to connectivity and all the way through enterprise IT integration and m2mAIR Cloud services – reducing cost, complexity and time-to-market, and providing a plug-and-play experience to accelerate the growth of the Internet of Things.
 
The m2mAIR Cloud platform, powered by deviceWISE, augments the Telit portfolio with secure connectivity and integration at both ends of any m2m application. Its smart Agent technology turns any device into a micro-analytics engine – delivering exactly the right data to the Portal service for management and processing. At headquarters, m2mAIR Enterprise software enables seamless integration of m2m data into IT systems and business processes in order to drive informed decision making and allow companies realize the full value of m2m across their enterprise. The m2mAIR Cloud Workbench is an easy to use development accelerator. Its drag-and-drop simplicity provides unparalleled speed and flexibility in building gateway and enterprise transaction logic, enabling end-to-end application design with minimal time and effort. m2mAIR Cloud services are hardware agnostic, linking any device to any application for real-time information transfer, transaction logging and bi-directional control.
 
Unicel Technologies Launches Inboxed
Unicel Technologies, a provider of Integrated Cloud Communications Solutions, has launched 'Inboxed'- A zero spam e-mail service. The company`s cloud communication solutions are integrated across SMS, Voice, USSD and E-Mail platforms.

By adding Inboxed in its offerings the company aims to deliver the agility and productivity of cloud communications to the enterprise community. Inboxed reduces the cost and complexity of managing event based and promotional email communication, apart from being capable of scaling seamlessly in a secured manner.

Inboxed can be easily integrated with existing applications, saving time and empowering users with greater control on emailing activities. The solution offers best-in-class security, robust performance and easy centralized management.

Sanjay Aggarwal, CEO, Unicel Technologies said, “Unicel being synonymous with QoS aims to provide quality email service to the enterprise community to make sure the information in the email always reaches the desired recipients inbox. It’s from that perspective Inboxed was developed to make the emailing world spam free.”

Unicel has led the march in Enterprise Communications in India, delivered over the cloud, since the day of its inception. Inboxed extends the benefits of cloud communication, making it simple and easy to use, without worrying about the cost of infrastructure.


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