DataSynapse and Tata Consultancy Services form strategic partnership to deliver grid computing solutions worldwide

-Partnership will enable organisations to realise the performance advantages of a shared computing environment-

NEW YORK, LONDON and MUMBAI, India – May 18, 2005 – DataSynapse Inc., the fastest-growing provider of grid computing solutions for the virtual enterprise, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in IT consulting, services and business process outsourcing, announced they have entered into a strategic alliance to offer TCS’ international customers and prospects grid computing software and services.

Under the terms of the agreement, TCS will promote, support and implement DataSynapse’s GridServer® software, providing customers with a highly scalable IT infrastructure able to solve application processing problems in real time for improved productivity, system optimisation and business gain. Offering end-to-end application development and maintenance services over the entire application lifecycle, TCS consultants will be trained by DataSynapse’s professional services team to identify, grid enable and transition into production third-party applications. In turn, DataSynapse will offer its services to existing TCS customers who will benefit from implementing a virtual, scalable application infrastructure.

"TCS prides itself in offering high quality services and solutions that will have a significant impact on our clients’ business," said Dr. Gautam Shroff, TCS vice president, technology programs. "We have identified grid computing as an emerging technology that will become increasingly important for commercial business applications and DataSynapse as a leading technology provider in this space. TCS’ technology innovation lab* will integrate DataSynapse’s GridServer into some of the frameworks that we use for customer projects."

By distributing application workload across a grid of shared system and data resources, DataSynapse’s GridServer Virtual Enterprise Edition forms a service execution platform that drives new levels of business performance. This virtualised application infrastructure enables applications to non-invasively leverage heterogeneous resources across the enterprise. It also manages the execution of services as required to meet the service levels and cost structures of the business.

"DataSynapse is thrilled to partner with a world class systems integrator and IT consulting practice like TCS to extend our reach and visibility within the Fortune 500 and key global markets," said Peter Lee, CEO of DataSynapse. "The strategic partnership with TCS reinforces DataSynapse’s proven technology and service leadership in the burgeoning grid computing marketplace."

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