SOURCE: Avocent

Avocent

October 06, 2009 06:00 ET

Avocent Empowers MindTree With Centralized Data Center IT Management From Any Location in the World

IP-Based Physical Resource Infrastructure Management Technology Enables MindTree to Remotely Manage Its Data Center Operations Without Truck Rolls

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, today announced that MindTree Limited has deployed Avocent's suite of remote infrastructure management solutions to enable full IT operations control over IP.

With support for a variety of servers, network equipment and other data center devices, Avocent's physical resource infrastructure management platform has allowed MindTree to successfully optimize its skilled manpower resource and business operations.

MindTree, a global IT solutions company that specializes in IT services, independent testing, infrastructure management and technical support (IMTS), knowledge services and product engineering, is today one of India's fastest growing IT and R&D services companies. The accelerated expansion of MindTree's IT services business created an infrastructure management challenge as the company needed to control and troubleshoot a growing footprint of more than 300 mission-critical servers and network devices.

Before the IP-enabled solution, MindTree relied on analog KVM technology to manage its assets and this required engineers to physically enter each data center to carry out management tasks. As the complexity, size and number of MindTree's data centers increased, so did the cost of manpower and fault resolution times.

MindTree deployed Avocent's DSR®2000 series of digital KVM switches and its DSView®3 management software as well as its CCM console manager solution to reign in management across its data center campuses. Avocent's DSR® KVM over IP solution provided MindTree secure control of all its servers over a browser-based IP connection while DSView 3 enabled the centralized management of both physical and virtual server resources. With Avocent's console manager, MindTree is also able to achieve out-of-band access IP-based access to serially managed devices including Unix/Linux servers, power distribution units, routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers.

"Avocent's remote infrastructure management has drastically enhanced the efficiency and productivity of our IT team because it provides web/dial-in access to servers and network devices up to BIOS level and console access to network devices, as well as fault identification and rectification from anywhere and at any time," said Ramesh Kumar, Associate Director of Information Systems at MindTree. "OS and application installation are now a breeze and we can access and manage our datacenter resources without being physically at the location (or site)."

"MindTree is a fast-growing global company and we are happy to provide the technology they require to be able to compete more efficiently and competitively, as they extend their footprint into the global marketplace," said Ryan Sia, Vice President, Avocent Asia Pacific.

About MindTree Ltd. MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services and Software Product Engineering. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.

MindTree was ranked 45th among the leaders in The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer.

MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. More information is available at www.mindtree.com.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralized software. Additional information is available at www.avocent.com.

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This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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