News: Aircel Launches Cloud Based Application Acceleration Service, Micromax Launches In Brazil

Aircel Partners with Virtela to Launch India’s First Global Application Acceleration Service

Aircel has announced an agreement with Virtela, an independent managed network, security and cloud services company.  This agreement will help Aircel expand its business solution portfolio to include Cloud-based Application Acceleration Service. The service is enabled by Virtela’s Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), cloud architecture built for enterprise networking, security and mobility.

With service delivery via Virtela ESC’s 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) around the world, Aircel will now be able to offer application acceleration to Indian enterprises along with an array of managed services to extend and enhance their business operations internationally.

The cloud-based application acceleration service enables enterprises to turbo-charge business applications up to 25 times faster, leveraging industry breakthrough per-hour pricing starting at just 50 cents per hour. Activated instantly around the globe via the highly-distributed network of LCCs, the service extends the cloud close to the end user and content source to accelerate applications immediately. Virtela virtualizes acceleration devices within the network cloud, enabling enterprises to escape the high cost and complexity of dedicated hardware appliances at each branch office or data center.


India Revamps Solar Auction Supply Rules

India revamped the rules for its second national auction of permits to build solar power plants, which could boost sales for equipment providers including First Solar Inc. (FSLR) and allow banks to lend more easily to the industry.

The government invited companies to register starting today for the auction that will award licenses to build as much as 350 megawatts of solar photovoltaic plants by 2013. New rules include changes that increase the size and amount of projects companies can win.[source]


Micromax Commences Operations in Brazil

Micromax has announced its foray into the Brazilian market. With initial investments of around BRL 20 million the company is all set to take on its Brazilian competitors.

Models offered to the consumer are :

  • Q55 – Also known as Bling brings a glamour quotient to the smart women of today. With an innovative design, Swarovski Zirconia buttons, Yamaha sound, FM radio, MP3 and easy access to Social Networks, it is set to take the mobile phone market by a storm.
  • X225 – A phone with a revolutionary battery life. The phone’s ‘marathon battery’ last for 12 days on standby mode. It also comes with FM radio, MP3, and vibrant speakers.
  • X114 – a day-to-day handset, featuring FM radio with recorder, MP3 and a LED flashlight.


What’sOnIndia Launches Android App

EPG service, What’sOnIndia has launched its Android app that makes TV Prog

ram Search a much simpler and pleasant experience.

This app features
– more than 500 Channels
– 7 days forward schedules
– program details and synopsis
– reminders
– favorites
– classifications include genres, actors, subgenres, language
– Editor’s Picks
– Movie Wall
– Exclusive sections directly powered by major TV channels and networks [read the details at Appnomy]


Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 Becomes the Fastest Selling Book Online

Infibeam offered a whopping discount in the first 24h and recorded over 3000 pre-orders, so much so that, it has become the fastest selling book on Infibeam and others.

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