Tata Sky Ltd has selected Sun Microsystems, Inc. to provide
IT infrastructure and support for the launch of its direct-to-home
(DTH) television service in India in mid-2006.
Sky is investing in building a high quality digital infrastructure
in the country and has ambitious plans to become India''s
largest digital television platform offering programming
with interactive features.
offerings will enable us with a technology infrastructure
that is best-of-class and geared to deliver high service
level standards that we are targeting," says Vikram
Kaushik, CEO, Tata Sky Ltd.
are proud to be chosen to offer the technology infrastructure
needed by Tata Sky," said Bhaskar Pramanik, Managing
Director, Sun Microsystems, India. "Our products
are highly scalable and reliable, making it easier for
us to deliver mission critical applications for the most
exciting new DTH TV project in the world".
Sky will be powered by a combination of Sun Fire E20K
servers running UltraSPARC(R) IV+-based processors and
Sun Fire Workgroup servers. The servers will run the Solaris(TM)
10 operating system with Sun N1(TM) System Manager to
ensure maximum up-time, fault recovery and load management.
In the lead up to the launch, Sun Services will provide
installation, engineering expertise and support to Tata
Sky. Sun data management products
will store, manage and backup all the data on SE9990,
SE6130, NAS, and Tape Library.
Sky Ltd. is a joint venture between the Tata Group and