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Akibia Reports 40 Percent Adoption Rate of Data Center Modernization

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akibia, a leading provider of consulting, integration, support and managed services for data center solutions, today reports growing demand for modernizing data center operations, with 40 percent of its data center practice opportunities incorporating Akibia's data center modernization services.

Earlier this year, Akibia expanded upon its core data center solutions by offering data center modernization services, recognizing that organizations today are challenged with effectively managing their data center infrastructure with increasing demand and technology evolution driven by more competitive cost options, a greater demand for capacity, and increasingly important Service Level Agreements (SLA), system performance and security requirements.

"Akibia is involved in every aspect of data center modernization, and our customers benefit from having just one point of contact for all of their infrastructure needs, from consulting through ongoing management of their infrastructure," said Tom Tucker, President & CEO at Akibia. "As industry trends continue to drive modernization, organizations will look to outsource their infrastructure management in order to streamline processes, decrease costs, ensure security and focus on driving top line growth."

Challenged with increasing data center efficiencies and reducing costs, while still maintaining maximum up-time and reliability, IT organizations are looking to optimize their existing infrastructure. Over the past decade, organizations have focused on virtualizing and consolidating their data center environments. Now, they are taking the next step to modernize their infrastructure in response to key industry drivers:

  • Cloud Computing: With the advent of various dedicated and shared options, organizations are more often moving their IT operations to a hosted environment to reduce Capex/Opex and maintain, if not, improve service levels through stringent contracts with their service providers.
  • BYOD, Mobile Device Management and Social Networking: Today's workforce expects access to data anytime, anywhere, and the number of telecommuters continues to increase. Organizations are challenged with providing 24x7 access to information for significantly larger data applications.
  • Data Security: With the increase in BYOD, organizations face mounting security concerns that are difficult to manage in-house.

Akibia offer data center modernization services to help customers maximize their existing infrastructure investments while reducing costs. Akibia partners with clients to holistically align IT programs and goals with enterprise strategy to deliver flexible solutions that drive business process as well as improve the availability, reliability and performance of data center, network and security infrastructure. Utilizing its multi-shore methodology, Akibia delivers best-in-class IT services through its global delivery centers including Westborough, MA; Slough, UK; Veenendaal, The Netherlands; Shanghai, China and both Pune and Hyderabad, India.

About Akibia (www.akibia.com)

Akibia, a Zensar company, provides innovative Infrastructure Management solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with our customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability, reliability and performance of their data center, network and security infrastructure. Using its multi-shore capabilities, Akibia combines expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service to help IT organizations reduce costs, increase efficiencies and manage risk in the data center.

About Zensar Technologies (www.zensar.com)

Zensar Technologies is among the top 15 software services providers from India. Zensar is the world's first enterprise-wide SEI CMM Level 5 Company and was also later certified as a CMMI Level 5 Company with industry expertise that spans Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Energy and Utilities, Media and Connected Services – Government, Education and Healthcare. An RPG Group company, Zensar has more than 7000 employees with sales and operations presence across US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Middle East, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, China and Japan. The Company delivers comprehensive services in mission-critical applications, enterprise applications, e-business, BPO and Knowledge Services. The Company has developed tools and methodologies, including the proprietary Solution Blue Print (SBP), which enables its clients with innovative business solutions and a rapid 'go-to-market' capability. The Company supports Fortune 500 clients with software business solutions that help them compete in the digital economy.

About RPG Enterprises (www.rpg.com)

RPG Enterprises is one of India's largest industrial conglomerates. With over 16 companies in its fold, the group has a strong presence in 8 business sectors. Established in 1979, RPG Enterprises is one of India's fastest growing business groups with a turnover touching 3 Billion USD. The group has more than sixteen companies managing diverse business interests in the areas of Power, Tyre, Infrastructure, IT, Retail, Entertainment, Carbon Black and Specialty.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

PR Contacts:

Julie Machnik

Akibia, Inc.

508-621-4753

jmachnik@akibia.com

Ariel Burch

PAN Communications

617-502-4300

akibia@pancomm.com

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