Allied Digital to deploy Microsoft and IBM products in HPCL

DQW Bureau
31 Jul 2003
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Mumbai based Allied Digital has bagged two orders to deploy Microsoft and IBM products in HPCL. The execution of the projects is expected to be completed by the end of next month. 

Bimal Raj, CEO, Allied Digital, said, "This is one of the largest single order for MS office products during this year. Also since the blade server technology is picking up, it is going to be the new experience as far as deployment of such technology is concerned."

The order is in two parts and the combined value of the orders is approximately over Rs 5.5 crore. The Microsoft's order itself is of Rs 4.5 crore. The project involves deployment of the entire MS Office suite in HPCL. The time frame of the project is one month.


Another order that the company claims is a breakthrough in server technology is the deployment of IBM blade server technology in


"Usually, we deploy rack-mounted servers which is a complete unit unto itself. Such servers are screwed into brackets in the rack, and each unit is connected to the corporate network using a separate cable. By contrast, blade servers are usually stripped-down versions of rack-mounted systems and gives virtually no interoperability between vendor offerings," Raj added.

Allied Digital, which is a communications and networking SI, has also bagged some large orders to deploy Wifi in hotspots.

One such deployment has recently been completed in Oberoi group of hotels in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

Rahul Gupta