CHENNAI, India, July 27 /PRNewswire/ --

- Recognizes Excellence of Sify's Next-Generation Data Center at Mumbai Sify Technologies Limited (Nasdaq National market: SIFY), a leader in enterprise data telecom services and consumer Internet with global delivery capabilities, won the award for the 'Best Telecom Data Center' at the INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom Awards 2009 function in New Delhi on Friday 24th July 09 for its next-generation data center at Airoli, Mumbai.

(Photo: )

CHENNAI, India, July 27 /PRNewswire/ --

INFOCOM along with CMAI, Communications and Manufacturing Association of India, an apex trade and business promotion body with over 28 international MoU partners and representative offices in eight countries, jointly announce the National Telecom Awards 2009. The National Telecom Awards are held annually to recognize and encourage Technology players for their contribution in building a robust and advanced national telecom network and infrastructure.

On receiving the award from Shri Gurudas Kamat, Honourable Minister of State for Communications and IT, Mr. Raju Vegesna, CEO and Managing Director, Sify Technologies, said, The Airoli data centre is a key facet of our strategy to develop the most sophisticated network and data centre infrastructure in the country to facilitate the evolution and demand for highly dependable and secure services for ecommerce, online banking, mission critical applications for enterprises such as ERPs, media and entertainment content, stock trading, unified communications and disaster recovery. This award is recognition of this state of the art data center, and Sify's capabilities in designing, developing and managing world class data centers. I would like to thank the Government, the Department of Communications and IT and our customers, without whom this would not have been possible. I would also like to thank the Sify team, on whose behalf I receive this award, who made this possible.

This year, in addition to Shri Gurudas Kamat, Honourable Minister of State for Communications and IT, Shri Siddharth Behura, IAS, Secretary Telecom; Shri R Chandrashekhar, IAS, Secretary IT; Dr. J S Sarma, IAS, Chairman Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); and Hon'ble Justice Mr. Arun Kumar, Chairman Telecom Disputes Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) graced the awards ceremony with their presence.

Sify launched India's first Level 3 data center at Vashi, Mumbai, in September 2000. Since then the company has continually pioneered the standards, facilities and services in the data center space in the country. Over the last 8 years, Sify has invested in centers in Chennai and Bangalore with increasing levels of sophistication and capability. In August 2008, Sify launched its fourth state-of-the-art data center at Airoli near Mumbai. While the Airoli Data Center entailed an investment of about $36 million, Sify's total investment in data centers over the next two years is likely to be about $100 million. Sify is also developing cutting-edge 'Green' initiatives for its data centers.

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 9001:2008 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 certified for Internet Data 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 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 monitoring.

Consumer services include broadband home access and the e-port cyber cafe chain cross 180 cities and towns., the popular consumer portal, 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, +1-646-284-9417