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Last updated: 27 Sep, 2014  

Microland Marks 25th Anniversary by Unveiling Microland 4.0

PR Newswire | 26 Aug, 2014
Microland Marks 25th Anniversary by Unveiling Microland 4.0

BANGALORE: Microland, India's leading specialist IT infrastructure and cloud lifecycle services provider, today announced the successful completion of 25 years of its operations. Underlining the transformation underway in the digital world, the company rolled out Microland 4.0, an enhanced view of how IT infrastructure services will get delivered in the future, a culmination of investments in its innovation labs over the last three-and-a-half years.

Incorporated in 1989, Microland pioneered networking in India and in 2002 transitioned to being India's first remote infrastructure management services provider. Microland has 2700+ professionals, 75+ global clients and six global delivery centers - three in India and one each in USA, UK and Middle East. The commitment to highest standards of governance and business ethics have enabled the company to build long standing strategic partnerships with its customers and technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.

Unveiling Microland V4.0, Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, said, "Led by trends like cloud computing, mobility and consumerization, IT is set to drive large scale transformation in enterprises across all industry verticals. Microland 4.0 can help businesses become more agile and innovative through a structured transformational approach towards Hybrid IT in their IT-as-a-Service journey, while simultaneously improving efficiency and effectiveness of their existing IT infrastructure through automation and process reengineering."

Hybrid IT is the enabling framework to deliver computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (both enterprise networks and public networks like the Internet). Analysts define hybrid IT services as a service that is composed of some combination of traditional IT, private, public and community cloud services, from different service providers. It allows one to extend either the capacity or the capability of a cloud service, by aggregation, integration or customization with another cloud service.

"The road to hybrid IT and enterprise transformation to IT-as-a-Service is not straight forward. In our experience we have seen multiple challenges that need to be overcome. To begin with, enterprises need to change the way they think and approach the hybrid IT architecture - it is service oriented. Some of the key imperatives that need to be kept in mind while embarking on this journey are 1) service management to deliver guaranteed service,  2) governance and compliance, 3) avoiding vendor/technology lock-ins and 4) allowing for integrating best of breed technology environments. It has to be future proofed since the transformation is a one way street," said M S Rangaraj, Chief Innovation Officer of Microland.

Gartner says that growth in the worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to significantly outpace growth in IT spending generally through 2018, causing a shift in spending from traditional IT systems to cloud. The public cloud services market is expected to grow 17.8% in 2014 to US$153 billion. Similar growth is projected for the virtual private cloud market and the private cloud market. Forrester estimates the virtual private cloud market at US$66.4 billion (US$7.5 billion in 2011) and the private cloud market at US$15.9 billion (US$7.8 billion in 2011).

Enterprises are realizing the value proposition of hybrid IT services. Everest Group's research suggests that more than half of the enterprises are spending in excess of 10% of their annual IT budget on cloud services. Enterprises are consuming a variety of cloud solutions, thereby leading to an increasing multiplicity of co-existing models in a hybrid IT environment. According to Everest Group, about 65% of enterprises have already adopted or are looking to adopt hybrid IT environments in the future.

As a true visionary in the IT industry, Microland played a key role in bringing enterprise networking into India and enabling the transformation from mainframe era to the client server era. Microland conceptualized and crafted the platform for many well-known tech-giants in the country like Compaq, Cisco, SynOptics and Netscape. Pioneering India's thrust into the internet economy in 1998, Microland built several successful internet companies like Planetasia.com, indya.com, ITspace.com, media2india.net and Net Brahma Technologies. The company was also the first to envision the role of remote IT infrastructure management as the third wave of outsourcing from India and today is India's leading specialist provider in that space.

NASSCOM estimates that, by 2020 one-third of the IT industry revenues will come from managed services and India will have a 45% share in the global addressable market for remote infrastructure management. Microland 4.0 is expected to play a significant role in the next revolution of IT industry.

About Microland:  

Microland is India's first hybrid IT infrastructure services provider and a trusted partner to enterprises in their IT-as-a-Service journey. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Microland has over 2,700+ professionals across its offices in India, North America, Europe and Middle East.

Microland enables global enterprises to become more agile and innovative through a comprehensive portfolio of services that addresses hybrid IT transformation, workspace transformation, service transformation and end-to-end IT infrastructure management. Microland leverages analytics, automation and assurance to deliver reduced TCO, greater IT-Business alignment and higher SLAs for its customers, through a unique IP built into its service delivery platform.

Microland has strategic partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Microsoft and VMware in the emerging technology areas and works very closely with these technology vendors to deliver services around their technologies in the Hybrid IT and Workspace Transformation space.

Microland has been rated amongst the Top 10 Infrastructure Management Providers by Global Services; Microsoft's Best Indian Infrastructure Partner for the 8th consecutive year; Major Contender in IT Infrastructure Services & Emerging Player in Cloud Infrastructure Services by Everest Group; one of the leading Service Providers in Remote Network & Voice Infrastructure Management Services by Gartner; ranked amongst the Top 20 Global Cloud Computing Companies by CIO Review and the Top 20 Remote Infrastructure Management Vendors by the Black Book of Outsourcing.

For more information visit, http://www.microland.com

Primary Media Contact: Gayathri Sharma, C_GayathriS@microland.com, +91-9379917540, Corporate Consultant, Microland

Secondary Media Contact: Susan Joseph, susan@the-practice.net, +91-9900029191, Practice Strategic Communications India Pvt. Ltd

 
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