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HCL Invests in Next Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey, Further Expanding Its U.S. Delivery Footprints
PUBLISHED DATE: Aug 03, 2009
Facility Enables End-to-End Data Center Services Including Near-shore Co-Location Solutions, Business Continuity Planning, Cloud Computing and Mainframe Management Services; HCL Continues Increasing Investments in U.S.
Sunnyvale, CA and Noida, India, Aug 03, 2009 - HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), India's leading global IT services company, today announced that it had completed acquisition of a 35,000 square foot data center from a Fortune 500 Organization in Parsippany, New Jersey. The move aligns with company's strategy to increase its global footprint and meet growing customer demand for eco-friendly, advanced, end-to-end services including near-shore Co-location Solutions and Services, Cloud Computing, Business Continuity and Mainframe Management Services.
This next generation data center will complement HCL's existing near-shore delivery network in US comprising of its operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina and its global data center delivery ecosystem, powered by its partner footprints across the globe. HCL has nine data center partners, apart from its own facilities currently, serving its worldwide customer base.
"HCL has made a long standing commitment in growing its presence here in the United States and today's announcement of a new, next generation data center in New Jersey demonstrates our commitment to this region," said R Srikrishna, SVP, Sales - North America, HCLT Infrastructure Services Division (HCLT ISD). "HCL is focused on growing market share in North America and our new operations, not only in New Jersey but also in North Carolina, enabling us to accomplish that goal while benefiting the local economies through short and long term job creation for construction and IT support in the future."
HCL took over this data center from a Fortune 500 enterprise in October, 2008 and upgraded the technology and service landscape, using its state of the art consolidation, virtualization, green computing and reference architectures including open systems and mainframes. This resulted in higher serviceability, better end user application response times and significant cost savings over the last 10 months. The company is investing $15mn in this facility.
HCL is further upgrading this facility to a Tier III equivalent Next Generation data center by deploying best-of-breed eco-friendly technologies from leading solution/ technology vendors and acquiring world class certifications. The company plans to hire more than 100 local US workers for this state of art facility. This facility has been designed for mission critical systems conforming to the Uptime Institute's TIER III guidelines. Additionally the facility follows the LEED guidelines established by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
"We believe that our investment in local geographies and innovative solutions and services, will provide significantly reduced TCO and enhanced IT performance including proximity benefits to U.S. enterprises," said C Vijay Kumar, SVP, Service Delivery, HCLT ISD. "This facility is yet another milestone in HCL's aggressive expansion and its commitment to provide right-shore delivery options to customers across the globe."
HCL selected New Jersey as the location of its new facility due to its highly skilled workforce and close proximity to its U.S. based customers in the greater New York City area, particularly those in the financial services and life sciences as well as pharmaceutical industries.
Features of the new DC located at Parisppany, New Jersey, include:
- Area: 35000 sq ft. building designed and built to withstand a Category 3 hurricane and earthquakes.
- Power: Two Utility lines terminated in a substation; connected load capability of 150 watts\ft2. Redundant power feeds with diesel generator backup in the event of extended power outages.
- Communication: Multiple communication provider alliances available for fiber, Local loops and WAN links.
- Security: Digital cameras & CCTV, security guards, proximity card access.