Pi looks at partnerships in network, computing
Vijayawada-headquartered Pi is eyeing more strategic partnerships in the area of network, storage and computing in the coming days, said the company’s founder and chief executive officer Kalyan Muppaneni here. The company has been in parleys with several global players in these areas, he said.
To start with, Muppaneni pointed out that Pi will be engaging with Intel to leverage its computing and security technologies to provide enterprise cloud solutions to its customers In December last year, Pi had inked a pact with Arista Networks, a US-based global player that specialises in delivering software driven cloud networking solutions for large datacenter storage and computing environments.Under the MOU, Arista and Pi would collaborate to leverage each other in delivering advance software defined high performance computing capabilities to customers in the Indian market.
Pi is setting up a datcentre on a 10 acres land parcel at Mangalgiri near Amaravati, the new Andhra Pradesh capital, at a cumulative investment of Rs 600 crore. The datacentre is expected to be launched in the next six months.
Even as the company’s data centre gets ready, the company has started charting out plans to build new data centre at a different geographical location, which will also be its disaster recovery site.
The company currently has over 25 customers and is servicing them through a temporary site at Vijayawada. By the end of this fiscal, the company hopes to have over 200 clients. Pi is eyeing clients from manufacturing, ITITeS, government, e-commerce and auto mobile sectors among others, he added.
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