Coforge and Hitachi Asia unveils first phase of Cloud Computing Services

Coforge Limited, a leading global IT solutions organisation and Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd., a leading IT services company with over 50 years of experience in Japanese market have jointly launched a high-reliability Cloud Computing Service, leveraging their respective expertise in Data Center management.

The Cloud Computing hub will be hosted in Coforge’ Data Center in Bangkok and would initially serve local Japanese corporations.

"With our strong track record in Managed Services this partnership would provide enhanced value to our customers. Cloud Computing is a pioneering service being introduced to supplement our increased focus around non-linear services” commented Mr. Arvind Mehrotra, Executive Vice President Coforge Ltd.

Hitachi Asia (Thailand) and Hitachi Information System have carried out design and architecture of the Cloud System and Coforge is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the system. Both the Companies shall leverage their strengths for Solution designing, SaaS application development, sales and marketing to evangelize this technology.

"Asia is an area with high growth potential. Based on Hitachi Asia’s corporate vision, we will initiate business, take the lead and sustain growth in Asian markets proactively by focusing on our social innovation business which includes information and telecommunication systems. Hitachi Asia Thailand’s Cloud Computing service can meet Asia’s IT needs which is forecasted to shift from maintenance to usage of IT assets. I am convinced our service offers expert Cloud Computing solutions for Asia," said Mr. Kazuo Karasawa, Managing Director Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co, Ltd.

The Suite of Cloud-based offerings “Caliver” derived from ‘Cloud’ Computing being ‘alive’ and ‘responsive’, offers Resource on Demand, Virtual Mail Hosting and Virtual Web Hosting Services on the Cloud.

About Coforge
Coforge is a leading IT solutions organisation, servicing customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It offers services in Application Development and Maintenance, Enterprise Solutions, Infrastructure Management Services and Business Process Outsourcing to organisations in the Financial Services, Travel, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Government sectors. Coforge follows global standards of development, which includes ISO 9001:2000 certification and assessment at Level 5 of SEI-CMMi version 1.2. Its Data Center operations are certified at the international ISO 20000 IT management and ISO 27001 information security standards.

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About Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co Ltd.
Incorporated in 1992, Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HAS-TH) provides expert solutions in meeting the needs of customers in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. HAS-TH markets a wide range of products and services for various industry sectors ranging from Power and Industrial Systems, Information Systems, Electronic devices to International Procurement services. Some of HAS-TH's product range includes electrical power plants, industrial process machinery, advanced software technology, semiconductors and display devices. HAS-TH provides support to over 20,000 employees in 37 subsidiary companies in Thailand.

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