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HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company, today announced that it has achieved the SAP standard application certification for its HCL Infiniti Global Line 4800 TG high performance servers based on Intel® Itanium®2 processors. With this certification HCL has become the only Indian hardware OEM of SAP to achieve the SAP Standard Application Benchmark certification in India and joins a handful of OEMs who have this certification worldwide.


SAP Standard Application Benchmarks help customers and partners find the appropriate hardware configuration for their IT solutions. Working in concert, SAP and its hardware partners developed the SAP Standard Application Benchmarks to test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components and advise customers on basic sizing recommendations. SAP technology partners run the benchmarks, testing different business application scenarios and verify scalability, concurrency and multi-user behaviour of system software components and RDBMS.


Infiniti Global Line 4800TG server takes up to four Intel® Itanium® 2processors. These premium 64-bit processors are specifically designed for next generation server environment; provide scalability, availability, and investment protection for critical business needs. The server is the ultimate in performance, density and availability for Enterprise level applications and provides uninterrupted service. The Intel® Itanium® 2 processor 1.60 GHz with 9 MB L3 Cache delivers new levels of compute-parallelism, scalability and reliability for databases, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, business intelligence and other data intensive applications.


Commenting on the certification, Mr George Paul, Vice-President Marketing, HCL Infosystems, said, “HCL has always been at the forefront of ushering in technology trends in the industry. By getting this benchmark HCL’s customers will get a cost effective open architecture platform with Pan India ‘Direct Support’. HCL’s Infiniti range is today a brand of choice amongst a cross-section of markets in India including manufacturing, telecom, finance and banking, the government, defence forces and Internet Service Providers.”


Mr Nagaraj Bhargava, Director – Marketing, Alliances & Sales Operations, SAP India said, “As a trusted advisor and a leader in business software solutions, SAP has been providing its partners and customers with the technology and benchmarks to enable their evolving enterprise requirements. On achieving the certification for SAP Standard Application Benchmarks, HCL Infosystems will now be able to address the infrastructure requirements of SAP customers in the country.”


Mr GB Kumar, Director Sales, South Asia, Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd, said, “Intel congratulates HCL on getting SAP certification on the Infiniti Global Line 4800 TG high performance enterprise server based on Intel® Itanium® 2 processor. Intel’s platforms deliver a new standard in performance, reliability and cost and hence utilizing these technologies will enable the systems built on these platforms to perform to the ever-increasing demand of business on technology. Intel will continue to build up the ecosystem together with companies, like SAP and HCL, from hardware, software, channel and system integration, in an effort to provide improved solutions for the enterprise customers.”


HCL servers based on Intel® Itanium® 2 processors are already deployed for enterprise applications in verticals like manufacturing, Government and Education (NIC, NAARM Hyderabad, RPO Delhi, Elgitread, Tata Infomedia, Hyderabad government, IIT Mumbai, IIT Kanpur), which require mission critical processes.


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, Toshiba, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia among others.


HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 260+ locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.


About SAP

SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions*. Today, more than 26,150 customers in over 120 countries run more than 88,700 installations of SAP® software-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite solutions for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaverT platform to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAPT Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at ) (*) SAP defines business software solutions as comprising enterprise resource planning and related software solutions such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.


About Intel

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

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