CHENNAI, India and LONG BEACH, California, July 20 --

- Sign MOU to Work Together to Realize Shared Goals and Objectives

Sify Technologies Limited, (NASDAQ National market: SIFY), a leader in
enterprise data services and consumer Internet with global delivery
capabilities; and MERLOT, an international cooperative formed for the purpose of
aggregating and making freely accessible high quality online resources to
improve learning and teaching within higher education, announced today the
signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by which both organizations would
co-operate to develop plans and implement programs to serve and benefit both
parties and their constituencies.

Sorel Reisman, Managing Director, MERLOT, and Vice President of Publications of
the IEEE Computer Society, said, This is an initiative that will greatly
complement our efforts to realize MERLOT’s vision of being a premiere
online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share
their learning materials and pedagogy. Our alliance will enable us to jointly
analyze, design and develop educational solutions for higher education in
collaboration with MERLOT communities. We believe this will greatly enhance our
ability to achieve our goal of improving the effectiveness of teaching and
learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning
materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.

Devraj Shetty, Business Head, Sify eLearning Services, Sify, said, We are
indeed delighted to partner with MERLOT for the best in online teaching,
learning and training tools and applications. Sify and MERLOT share the mission
of improving the efficacy of teaching and learning by expanding the quantity and
improving the quality of online learning materials and services. To do this, we
bring cutting-edge expertise, experience and applications to the alliance.
Combined with the guidance of the diverse educational community members that
MERLOT represents, this will result in successful collaboration to transform
learning, education and training.

This unique relationship will result in Sify and MERLOT working together to
achieve their common goals with regard to raising the standard of online
education, training and learning tools and applications: to effectively and
efficiently serve their constituents by providing joint community activities and
promoting the sharing of tools and resources; to enable the higher online
education community to take advantage of high quality online resources and
services through the collaborative efforts of Sify and MERLOT; and to provide
opportunities for greater collaboration between the members of each
other’s constituents, thereby adding value to them.


MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed
and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by
registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
MERLOT’s vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff,
and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.

MERLOT’s strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and
learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning
materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty-designed courses.

MERLOT’s activities are based on the creative collaboration and support
of Individual Members, Institutional Partners, Corporate Partners and Editorial

Integral to MERLOT’s continuing development of faculty development
support services are its:

- Building and sustaining online academic communities - Online teaching and
learning initiatives - Building, organizing, reviewing, and developing
applications of online teaching-learning materials

MERLOT maintains its currency through ongoing and continuing communication with
its worldwide supporters in a variety of ways, including the annual MERLOT
International Conference, the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT),
member publications, news, and our new Voices website to enable MERLOT users to
communication with others.

About Sify

Sify is among the largest Managed Enterprise and Consumer Internet Services
companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of
products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching
500+ cities and towns in India.

A significant part of the company’s revenue is derived from Corporate
Services, which include corporate connectivity, network and communications
solutions, security, network management services, enterprise applications and
hosting. Sify is recognized as an ISO 9001:2000 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 27001 certified for InternetData Center operations. Sify has
licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long
Distance) services and offers VoIP back haul to long distance subscriber
telephony services. The company is India’s first enterprise managed
services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver
managed security services. A host of blue chip customers use Sify’s
corporate service offerings.

Sify also caters to the global markets in the specialized domains of eLearning
Services and Remote Infrastructure Management Services. The eLearning Services
business designs, develops, and delivers state-of-the-art digital learning
solutions catering to for-profit, non-profit organizations, and governmental
organizations in the fields of hi-tech, engineering, environment, healthcare,
education, and finance. The Remote Infrastructure Management Services provides
dependable and economical solutions around managed services, hosting, and

Consumer services include broadband home access, dial up connectivity and the
e-port cyber cafe chain cross 180 cities and towns. the popular
consumer portal of Sify has channels on news, entertainment, finance, sports,
games and shopping. is the popular portal aimed at non-resident
Indians around the globe. The site’s content is available in 8 Indian
languages, which include Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil, Punjabi
and Gujarati in addition to English.

For more information about Sify, visit

Forward Looking Statements

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 Risks Related to Our Business in the
company’s report on Form 6-K for the quarter ended September 30, 2008,
which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at

Contact information: Sify Technologies Limited Mr. David Appasamy Investor
Relations +91-44-2254-0770 (ext. 2013) Grayling
Investor Relations Ms. Truc Nguyen (ext. 418) or Mr. Christopher Chu (ext. 426)
+1-646-284-9400 or
Media Relations: Ms. Stacy Dimakakos +1-646-284-9417

SOURCE: Sify Technologies Limited

Contact information: Sify Technologies Limited, Mr. David Appasamy, Investor
Relations, +91-44-2254-0770 (ext. 2013),; Grayling
Investor Relations, Ms. Truc Nguyen (ext. 418) or Mr. Christopher Chu (ext.
426), +1-646-284-9400, or; Media Relations: Ms. Stacy Dimakakos,