Profile: Sify Technologies Ltd (SIFY.O)
6 Oct 2015
Sify Technologies Limited (Sify), incorporated on December 12, 1995, is an integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services company in India. The Company operates through five segments: Telecom Services, Data Centre services, Cloud and Managed services, Technology Integration services (TIS) and Application Integration services. The Company offers solutions with a range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 1300 cities and towns in India. This telecom network also connects 36 Data Centers across India, including Sify's 5 Tier III Data Centers across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru and customer data centers.
The Telecom services segment primarily consist of network service for the domestic connectivity of Indian enterprises and international inward and outward connectivity of International Enterprises. The services include a range of Internet protocol based Virtual Private Network, offerings, including intranets, extranets and remote access applications to both small and large corporate customers. It is focused on industry verticals, such as Information Technology/IT enabled services (IT)/ITES), banking and financial services industry (BFSI), Government, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and FMCG. It provides Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled Internet Protocol-based Virtual Private Network (IPVPN) on its entire network. Its cable landing station lands two submarine cables, such as Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and the Middle Eastern and North African cable (MENA).
The Company's connectivity clients can pick from a range of services, which include SecureConnect. SecureConnect offers IPVPN solutions for data networking and converged voice, video and data connectivity. It offers a range of Intranet and extranet configurations for connecting offices, remote sites, traveling employees and business partners, whether in India or abroad. Its platform of services includes SiteConnect, GlobalSite Connect, ExpressConnect, RoamConnect and PartnerConnect. SiteConnect offers site-to-site managed MPLS-enabled IPVPN solutions for connecting regional and branch offices within India to the corporate Intranet. GlobalSite Connect is an international site-to-site managed MPLS-enabled IPVPN solution, which is used for connecting international branch offices to the corporate offices. It provides connectivity anywhere in the world through Sify's alliances and partnerships with global overseas service providers, such as Level 3, KDDI and PCCW Global.
ExpressConnect offers a range of Internet bandwidth solutions for connecting regional offices, branch offices and remote locations to the corporate network. RoamConnect is its national and international remote access VPN, which is used for connecting employees, while they are traveling, to the corporate intranet. Roam Connect features single number access to SifyNet from anywhere in the country and provides access from anywhere in the world through Sify's alliances with overseas service providers. PartnerConnect is its remote access VPN offering, for providing dial-up access to business partners, such as dealers, distributors and suppliers to the corporate extranet. Its suite of conferencing tools consist of audio and video solutions.
The Telecom services segment is focused on India Data Business, Global Network Business and Wholesale Voice. Its India Data Business is used for the Data Communication in emerging enterprises in India across each of their distributed points of business. Its Global Network Business is used for the connectivity of Enterprises and Carriers to connect in and out of India. Its Wholesale Voice is used in India termination and several other countries for Hubbing.
Data Centre services
The Company operates 5 Tier III Data Centers of which two are located in Mumbai (Bombay), one each at Noida (Delhi), Chennai (Madras) and Bengaluru. It offers co-location services which allow customers to bring in their own rack-mountable servers and house them in shared racks or hire complete racks and even rent secure cages at the hosting facility as per their application requirements. It also offers a range of managed hosting services, such as storage, back-up and restoration, performance monitoring and reporting hardware and software procurement and configuration and network configuration.
Cloud and Managed services
The Company's on-demand hosting (cloud) services offers end customers with solutions to Enterprises. The Company's Cloud and Managed services business provides On-Demand, Multi-tenant and Dedicated storage solutions, Public, Private and Hybrid cloud platforms and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a service (Paas) and Disaster Recovery (DR) as services. It offers Cloud Delivery solutions on a home grown tool on an automated platform called Cloudinfinit. Its Remote and Onsite Infrastructure Management services provides management and support of customer operating systems, applications and database layers through deploying specialized monitoring tools and infrastructure. Its SLA driven utility-based On-Demand storage service manages the lifecycle of enterprise information, from its inception to its final disposal.
Technology Integration services
The Company's Technology Integration Services (TIS) combines Sify's IT capabilities with its core telecom and Data Centre products to provide a converged ICT solution to the customer. It is focused on Service Desks and Command Centers, Voice and Video Conferencing, Hosted Contact Centers, Unified Communication and Unified Access, Virtualization, Data Centre Build, Campus/ local area network (LAN)/Data Centre Networking, wide area network (WAN) Architectures and Enterprise and End Point Security.
Application Integration services
The third layer of the Sify business is the Applications Integration services. It has designed and developed a suite of applications of its network infrastructure. Some of these have been trailblazers, such as the Supply Chain management application, Forum and the online assessment tool, iTest. Its business caters to various verticals with offerings, such as Talent management and automated platform that enables multi city, multiple point recruitments and test platform, Sales and Distribution platform, eLearning platform primarily for Enterprises outside of India for local and Internet based training, Web solutions, such as portals and Systems, Applications, Products (SAP) integration practice.
The Company's Application Integration services operates two online portals, www.sify.com and www.samachar.com, that function as entry points and gateway for accessing the Internet by providing Web-related services and links. It also offers related content sites specifically to Indian interests across the world. Sify.com provides a gateway to the Internet by offering communication and search tools, such as e-mail, chat, travel, online portfolio management and channels for personal finance, astrology, lifestyle, shopping, movies, sports and news. The finance channel of Sify http://sify.com/finance/ covers the spectrum of equity markets, business news, insurance, mutual funds, loans, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) news and a host of paid and free financial services. The sports channel http://sify.com/sports/ covers the gamut of Indian and international sports with special focus on cricket. It also hosts World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) updates as a service http://wwe.sify.com/ for users.
The food channel www.bawarchi.com focuses on Indian recipes and cooking. Its non-resident Indian (NRI) news portal, www.samachar.com is focused on Indian news and allows NRIs to stay connected to India by aggregating news from across all newspapers and other news portals. This portal provides a range of news in English and five Indian languages. Apart from Samachar it has another India focused news channel http://sify.com/news, which offers national and international general, political and offbeat news. Movies channel on Sify http://sify.com/movies offers updates from Bollywood/ Hollywood and all regional film industries. The content includes movie reviews, industry news, video galleries, photo galleries and downloads (photos), among others. Games channel of Sify http://games.sify.com offers multiple scoring and non-scoring games. Games include cricketing games, racing games and football specific games.
The Company offers services to organizations, such as Website design, development, content management, Online assessment tools, search engine optimization, including domain name management, secure socket layer (SSL) certificate for Websites and server space in required operating system and database. It provides messaging and collaboration services and solutions, such as e-mail servers, LAN mail solutions, anti-spam appliances, bulk mail services, instant messaging and also offers solutions and services to enable data and access security over the Internet. It also provides infrastructure-based services on demand, including online testing engine and network management. It Online testing services include test management software, required servers and proctored examination facilities at Sify's franchisee points. Its online exam engine offered allows a way of conducting examinations involving a range of question patterns.
The Company competes with Reliance Infocomm, TATA Communications Limited, Bharti Airtel, Tata Teleservices, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, Reliance Jio, Ctrl S, Net Magic, IBM, Ramco, Infosys, HP, Wipro and TCS.
Sify Technologies Ltd
Tidel Park, 2Nd Floor, No. 4
Canal Bank Road