Fremont, California - November 17, 2009: Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) today announced that it has successfully integrated Volantis Systems™ award winning Ubik.com™ service with Windows Azure resulting in significant performance improvements and cost savings. The Windows Azure platform provides an operating system, data storage, and a set of developer services for creating a range of flexible, cost-effective solutions via the cloud.
Volantis, whose solutions help solve the complexity of delivering the true mobile Internet to thousands of unique devices, looked to Infosys to implement Windows Azure in order to increase scalability for its Ubik.com service. Ubik.com is free-to-use and allows small businesses and consumers to quickly create personalized mobile Internet sites, without having to write a line of code. The integration of Ubik.com with Windows Azure ensures a seamless user experience for those accessing Ubik®, supported by an integrated Volantis device database containing information on more than 6,700 mobile handsets. Within just four weeks, Volantis and Infosys were able to create a set of Web services running on Windows Azure that resulted in significant cost savings.
"Infosys worked closely with Volantis to integrate our system with Windows Azure," said Mark Watson, CEO, Volantis. "We want our customers to have the seamless scalability that is available only through the cloud. Infosys was able to quickly and effectively implement our solution on top of Windows Azure. Without Infosys, Volantis may well have had to purchase, deploy and manage new storage infrastructure so this initiative has delivered significant savings".
As a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, Infosys has worked closely with the Windows creator over the past eight years to accelerate customers’ competitive business impact through legacy modernization, infrastructure optimization, enterprise collaboration and other services. By delivering Microsoft Corp.’s solutions with speed and predictability, Infosys was a natural choice for Volantis when considering its move to Windows Azure.
As part of Infosys’ alliance with Microsoft, the two technology leaders have been offering cloud-based solutions and services for Windows Azure for the past two years. Infosys recently opened a Cloud Center of Excellence (COE) that enables enterprise and ISV customers around the world to adopt cloud-based IT capabilities through strategic consulting, application development and migration, as well as through systems management, integration and monitoring services on the Windows Azure platform.
"With Windows Azure, we’re focused on delivering a services platform that provides partners like Infosys with the ability to build and manage highly scalable Web applications and services," said Amitabh Srivastava, senior vice president of Windows Azure at Microsoft Corp. "Infosys was able to help Volantis migrate to Windows Azure in just four weeks which is a prime example of how Windows Azure can provide cost savings."
"Over the past two years, Infosys has worked closely with Microsoft to help customers quickly and easily take advantage of the cost-savings, efficiencies and ease-of-management associated with this next-generation computing model," says Subu Goparaju, Vice President and Head, Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SETLabs), Infosys. "A usage-based platform enables Infosys to deliver solutions on a transaction-based pricing model to our customers to increase efficiency on a global scale."
Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 105,000 employees in over 50 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
Volantis Systems (www.volantis.com ) helps organizations solve the complexity of selling and delivering digital content to thousands of unique devices, without compromise, to the highest quality user experience, performance and reliability.
Volantis software is protected by the following granted and pending patent applications: United Kingdom: 2371896, European Patent EP 1320972 (Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland), pending European Patent Application EP 1641211 (designating Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom), Hong Kong: HK1049046, Japan: 2002-531257, Singapore: 95431, 200301776-9, India: 325/DEL/03, South Korea: 7004318/03, People's Republic of China: ZL01819526, US: 10/381802.
Statements in connection with this release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of US Securities laws intended to qualify for the "safe harbor" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including those described in our SEC filings available at www.sec.gov including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2009, and our other recent filings, and actual results may differ materially from those projected by forward-looking statements. We may make additional written and oral forward-looking statements but do not undertake, and disclaim any obligation, to update them.
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