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Friday, February 27, 2015

Dell and IIT Madras Join Hands to Drive Research in Next-Generation Infrastructure and Cloud Technologies 02-27

Dell and IIT Madras Join Hands to Drive Research in Next-Generation Infrastructure and Cloud Technologies

Dell, the world’s fastest-growing large integrated IT company, today announced its collaboration with IIT Madras (IIT-M) for joint research and development programme in the area of Next Generation Infrastructure and Cloud technologies.

As part of the partnership, Dell and IIT Madras will undertake collaborative research projects for next-generation technology and business needs. Dell aims to leverage the capabilities at the Dell Networking Centre and the talent ecosystem available in Chennai towards strengthening research on the subject. This industry-academia partnership will address research and development of next-generation Cloud technologies that would play a key role in industry verticals such as Telecom and Healthcare.

The partnership entails sponsoring of various research projects and funding of research scholars working in areas that coincide with Dell Research objectives. Additionally, the partnership provides internship opportunities for IIT-M students to experience industry environment and work on key technology challenges, pursued by Dell Research.

Announcing the collaboration, Dr. Jai Menon, Vice President, Head of Research and Chief Research Officer for Dell said, “Dell’s heritage is all about listening to customers and using that insight to create innovative technology solutions that help them succeed. While innovation has always been at the core of Dell, we now want to focus on disruptive, futuristic technologies. We strongly believe that industry-academia partnerships are key to fostering advancements in technology. We are confident that our partnership with IIT-M will bring unique approaches and compelling innovations for the future.”

Sreedhara Narayanaswamy, Executive Director & GM – Datacenter PD/PI Global Engineering & Chennai R&D said, “This partnership is very significant for Dell Networking center at Chennai to collaborate with IIT Madras. It allows bi-directional collaboration and research activities in which both the Chennai R&D team as well as the faculty and students of IIT-M realize long-term benefits.”

Professor R. Nagarajan, Dean of International & Alumni Relations at IIT Madras added: “We are constantly looking for ways in which industry can partner with us to enhance our research eco-system, and make our campus the top choice for faculty, research scholars and companies. In this context, we are delighted to join hands with Dell, an innovator within the technology industry for over 30 years. Our partnership will provide young minds with a tremendous opportunity to contribute towards cutting-edge research in the field of next-generation technologies and solutions.”

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