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JLR India Opens A New Parts Distribution Centre In India

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Jaguar Land Rover India opened a new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) for the country, in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai. This state-of-the-art facility, spread over 70,000 square feet, will have regionally-optimised inventory supporting both Jaguar and Land Rover brands, controlled by Jaguar Land Rover’s central Inventory Management team.

Rohit Suri, President of Jaguar Land Rover India, said: “This world-class Parts Distribution Centre will further strengthen our service levels and the investment reinforces JLR' s long term commitment to the Indian market.”

The Parts Distribution Centre will have a dedicated, on-site, Customer Service Team which will provide local customer service support to the expanding market for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in India. The PDC will improve the regional supply chain velocity by allowing greater readiness and responsiveness to local requirements and in turn enhancing the overall customer experience.

The Jaguar range in India includes F–TYPE (starting at Rs 126 Lakh in CBU form) and locally manufactured XF (starting at Rs 47.15 Lakh) and XJ (starting at Rs 96.05 Lakh).

The Land Rover range in India includes the flagship Range Rover (starting at Rs 183 Lacs in CBU form), Range Rover Sport (starting at INR 116 Lacs in CBU form) and Discovery 4 (starting at INR 111 Lacs in CBU form) and locally manufactured Range Rover Evoque (starting at INR 48.73 Lacs) and Freelander 2 (starting at INR 41.82 Lacs).

Harley Davidson, Honda Users Will Get Exclusive Offers From Keys Hotels
A mid-market hotel chain, KEYS Hotels, has tied up with automobile manufacturers, Harley Davidson India and Honda Cars India Ltd, (HCIL) to provide exclusive 'Alliance Offers' to owners of these brands.

Harley Davidson motorcycle owners can display their ‘Harley Owners Group’ card at select Keys Hotels and Resorts to avail a 10% discount on room rate and a 15% discount on food & beverages for a bill exceeding Rs. 2,000. This offer is valid for one year, from June 01, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

Guests can opt for the discounts either when booking rooms through the Keys Hotels website or while making reservations via our toll-free number. They can also avail of the discount straight at the hotel by presenting the voucher or the Harley Owners Group membership card `at the reception during check-in.

The association with Honda will allow its buyers to avail a voucher worth Rs 1000 which will be redeemable at select Keys Hotels and Resorts on room bookings for two nights and longer. These vouchers, which are valid until December 31st, 2015, are transferable and can be gifted to friends and relatives.

FireEye Sets Sights On Extending Regional Channel Ecosystem
FireEye has announced that two industry veterans have joined the company to help extend its channel programs in the Asia Pacific region.

Sean Kopelke joined as Director of Global Alliances for Asia Pacific Japan and is responsible for strengthening FireEye’s strategic partnerships across the region to expand FireEye’s reach in the marketplace.

Sean has first-hand experience and deep knowledge of the Asia Pacific and Japan markets and has worked in both Asia and Australia. Prior to joining FireEye, Sean was Senior Director of Symantec’s Technical Sales Organisation in Australia and New Zealand.

On the other hand, Lani Edwards joined as Head of Channels, Australia and New Zealand and is responsible for leading FireEye’s channel strategy and managing its network of distributors and value-add resellers. She brings more than 15 years of channel experience across vendor, distributor and reseller organizations spanning countries throughout Europe and Asia. Most recently, Edwards was Head of Channels for Juniper Networks Australia New Zealand.

Barracuda Begins Roll Out of SaaS Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Starting with Support for Microsoft Office 365 Environments
Barracuda is expanding on its existing flexible options for businesses to manage their data protection and disaster recovery needs. Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, Barracuda’s new SaaS backup option, provides customers with the ability to replicate data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage. Barracuda Backup now provides customers with additional options for long-term data retention and physical-to-virtual portability.

“As IDC’s worldwide unit leader in Integrated Purpose Built Backup Appliances, extending the value we provide to our customers is always our top priority, which includes giving them flexible options for protecting their data and restoring services quickly in the event of a disaster,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “As businesses continue to move their infrastructures to the cloud with the adoption of SaaS applications, providing the same level of protection for physical servers, virtual servers, and cloud services is crucial. The new options for Barracuda Backup, including Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for SaaS applications, will offer customers additional flexibility for data protection and disaster recovery.”

Juniper Networks Wins Top Awards At Interop Tokyo 2015
Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, announced that it has captured top honors in two ‘Best of Show’ award categories at Interop Tokyo 2015, underscoring the company's commitment to delivering innovative networking technology for enterprise and service provider customers.

One of Asia's largest network computing trade shows, Interop Tokyo recognizes the most innovative products, solutions and services among hundreds of nominated submissions. Juniper Networks has been an annual award recipient at Interop Tokyo since 2007.

This year, the event is expected to attract more than 140,000 attendees and features keynote addresses, a conference program and an expo area for vendor showcases.

Acknowledging innovative products and data center architecture which have moved business technology forward, the Best of Show awards were presented to Juniper Networks by a judging panel of IT industry experts who carried out a rigorous examination of products and solutions exhibited by more than 300 companies at Interop Tokyo 2015.

Edelweiss' Special Opportunities Fund II Announces First Close At $205 Mn
Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Limited announced the first closing of Singapore-based EW Special Opportunities Fund II ("ESOF - II") at $205 million. ESOF - II is the successor fund to the $230mn, ESOF I, 2010 vintage and is being advised by Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Pte. Limited Singapore. It will seek to invest in privately-negotiated collateralized credit transactions with a focus on earning strong risk-adjusted returns.

ESOF II received excellent backing from a group of new and existing institutional investors, including public pensions, insurance companies, etc.

According to Venkat Ramaswamy, Executive Director & Co-head Global Asset Management, Edelweiss Group, "Credit is a scalable asset class in India and Edelweiss' investment strategy provides a good way to play the India growth story in a risk-adjusted manner. Acceleration of India's economic growth has led to an increasing requirement of capital by business owners in India and we are well-positioned to meet their needs and simultaneously providing the fund investors with an opportunity to participate in the company's growth while avoiding equity-like risk."

ManageEngine Launches Data Migration Program For SolarWinds
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, announced a new migration tool in the latest version of OpManager (Price $1,995 for 50 devices), the company’s data center management software for large enterprises. The migration tool enables network admins using SolarWinds and PRTG to try OpManager without starting from scratch. The tool migrates devices, monitors, syslog/trap rules, users and other data into OpManager in a short time thus enabling admins a clear position of choosing the best.

ManageEngine is demonstrating the migration tool and the latest version of OpManager at Gartner IT Operations Strategies and Solutions Summit, being held June 15-17, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

With the OpManager migration tool, ManageEngine breaks down a key barrier that was preventing users from switching their network management tools. The new OpManager tool enables migration from competing products and offers rich APIs for the company’s own tools. Users who want to take data out of ManageEngine software will find it as easy as cloud backup. Reflecting its commitment to APIs, ManageEngine built the entire OpManager UI with its own APIs.

The migration tool is available immediately in OpManager version 11.6 and can be downloaded at http://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/download.html.

Tata Communications Takes Real-time Data Visualisation To The Next Level With 1st Challenge Of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize
Tata Communications on Tuesday announced the first challenge of the 2015 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. The goal of the $50,000 prize, launched last year, is to inspire technical visionaries and creative minds worldwide to harness innovation in Formula 1 racing through two technology challenges.

Lewis Hamilton said, “Technology shapes our lives and drives us forward and I know the F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize will deliver some amazing and innovative thinking again. I’m really looking forward to seeing the ideas that come out of the competition and to helping judge the entries.”

The first challenge has been set by the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team and unveiled by their driver Lewis Hamilton, the 2014 FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion and also a judge on the prize panel. The challenge is to design a new approach for displaying critical race car telemetry and sensor data, such as tyre degradation and temperature, airflow, aerodynamics, throttle, brake and oil temperature, and movements inside the gear box, for use on the pit wall, in the garage and at the team headquarters during track sessions. The aim is to help give the team a competitive advantage by empowering engineers on the pitwall at the race track as well as at the factory in the UK, to make more accurate decisions through the visualisation of big data analytics in real-time.