Juniper Networks Joins Verizon’s Tech Partner Ecosystem for Virtual Network Services

Posted by: at 7/26/2016 03:13:00 am


Enterprises Can Achieve New Levels of Business Agility with Juniper Technology Combined with Verizon Managed Services

MUMBAI, India. – July 26, 2016 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced today that it is part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ tech partner ecosystem. With Juniper’s Cloud CPE solution serving as a foundational engine for Verizon’s  Virtual Network Services, enterprises will have greater choice in selecting the right solution for their needs.


This shift toward network functions virtualization (NFV) as a service delivery platform is transforming the way service providers’ managed services offerings are provisioned, purchased and consumed – enabling greater levels of business agility and drastically reducing operational complexities. Juniper’s Cloud CPE solution has also transformed the managed services model by enabling service providers to offer their enterprise customers multi-vendor capabilities without the burden of managing disparate systems.

Verizon’s Virtual Network Services is a major milestone in the company’s multi-stage journey towards fully virtualizing the network and delivering virtual business services that increase reliability, agility and efficiency. This initiative plays a major part in the company’s overall Enterprise Solutions strategy, which is committed to helping its clients accelerate innovation and maintain a competitive edge through simplified management and cost control.

The advent of software defined networking (SDN) and NFV has changed the networking landscape and given service providers new approaches to more efficiently deliver customized, value-added services that are cost effective for end users. This digital transformation can be seen in all parts of the network, from core to edge, and represents a fundamental paradigm shift that impacts not only the way network services are delivered and consumed – with software-like flexibility – but also the way networks are built and managed. To achieve this level of transformation, Juniper Networks Cloud CPE solution includes  Contrail Service Orchestration, a comprehensive management and orchestration platform, and the NFX250, a network services platform that can operate as a secure, on-premises device running multiple virtual network functions (VNFs), such as  Juniper Networks vSRX virtual firewall and third-party VNFs, all simultaneously.

News Highlights:

·         A Powerful Platform: Juniper Networks Cloud CPE solution is the foundational platform that powers Verizon’s Virtual Network Services offering. In fact, it’s the only purpose-built platform for managed services. Verizon’s Virtual Network Services is an application-first managed services offering that enables enterprise customers to increase business agility and cost efficiency for heightened customer focus.

·         Open Framework: Juniper’s Cloud CPE solution is a fully modular NFV framework that supports open standards and protocols with seamless API integration that assist in accelerating integration into existing service provider environments. An open framework also enables the ability to run a myriad of network functions from Juniper and other third-parties, enabling increased flexibility and choice of applications that service providers can offer to businesses. Verizon is leveraging this open framework to allow Virtual Network Services customers to select VNFs from six different vendors and run them all on the Juniper Cloud CPE solution.

·         Virtual Security: Verizon business customers can elect to use Juniper Networks vSRX, one of the industry’s most efficient and powerful virtual firewalls, as a VNF through Verizon’s Virtual Network Services to protect data assets and remove network threats. As one of the industry’s fastest virtual security and routing platforms available, Juniper Networks vSRX delivers core firewall, networking, advanced security and automated lifecycle management for cloud environments.

Supporting Quotes

“Verizon and Juniper have a long history focused on driving innovation to deliver best-in-class services to clients. This announcement represents a continuation of our digital transformation journey as the world of networking continues to evolve to a more automated, software-centric model. This model offers clients the ability to turn on and off new services faster than ever before and helps them stay ahead in today’s highly dynamic global marketplace.”

-          Shawn Hakl, vice president, enterprise and innovation, Verizon

“As an industry leader in networking, we’ve seen first-hand the impact that digital transformation has on service providers and, in turn, their end customers. Juniper is committed to partnering with Verizon in their multi-step journey that meshes the latest in virtualization technology with a software-led approach that promises to deliver increased value to enterprise customers.”

-          Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI)

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About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.


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Cosmo Films Limited Consolidated Results Q1FY17 PAT up by 2.7% at Rs. 18.9crore

Posted by: at 7/26/2016 03:08:00 am


Result Highlights 

For the Quarter ended June 30, 2016 (Q1FY17):
Cosmo Films Limited Consolidated Results Q1FY17 PAT up by 2.7% at Rs. 18.9crore


•Net Profit of Rs. 18.9 crore; y-o-y growth of 2.7%
•Total Income of Rs. 382.5 crore as compared to  408.9 crore in Q1FY16
•EPS for Q1FY17 stood at Rs. 9.7 as compared to Rs. 9.5for Q1FY16

New Delhi, July 26, 2016: Cosmo Films Limited, a leading global player in speciality BOPP films, today declared its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2016.

The company reported an increase of 2.7% in its Net Profit to Rs. 18.9 crore for Q1FY17, as compared to Rs. 18.4 crore in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal.

Total Income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 stood at Rs. 382.5 crore, as compared to Rs. 408.9 crore in Q1FY16 on account of reduced raw material prices being passed on to customers although there is volume growth of 6.3% on account of improvement in manufacturing lines efficiency.

Cosmo Films’ Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) in Q1FY17 stood at Rs. 44.7 crore as compared to Rs. 48.5 crore in Q1FY16. India operations EBITDA has improved to Rs. 50.8 from Rs. 48.9 crore in Q1FY16. The impact from higher margins in Q1FY16 on account of temporary polypropylene shortage has been addressed on the back of volume growth of 6.3% and growth in speciality films sale in excess of 10%. The subsidiaries continue to be in improvement trajectory though there is reduction in reported EBITDA due to non-recurring inventory reserve, hedging losses on Japanese Yen in Q1FY17 (vs. hedging gains in Q1FY16) and onetime gain in Q1FY16 from retrospective reversal of custom duty in USA.

Commenting on the financial performance of the company Mr. Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films Ltd. said, “India operations performance has improved on back of higher volumes & healthy increase in speciality sales. We continue to be on improvement trend in subsidiaries also, although there is reduction in reported EBITDA due to non-recurring items”.

About Cosmo Films Limited 

Established in 1981, Cosmo Films Limited today is one of the global leaders and manufacturers of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films used for packaging, labels and lamination applications. The company is the largest exporter of BOPP films from India and is also the largest producer of thermal laminating films in the world with plant cum distribution centres in the U.S, Korea & Japan and global channel partners in more than fifty countries. For more information, visit www.cosmofilms.com.

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Zbee starts Ride Sharing Services

Posted by: at 7/26/2016 03:04:00 am


~ Split Cost and Save Money ~

~ Pay as low as Rs 30 on a sharing basis instead of Rs 50 for an individual ride ~

India 26 July 2016: Monsoon calls for terrible traffic jams and the idea of driving a car in these jams even for a short distance can be petrifying. In order to cut short this trouble, the premium last mile connecting electric vehicle- Zbee, has introduced ride sharing service for its users, helping those who are willing to travel with colleagues/ friends or strangers and want to save the cost by splitting the money. This facility will be available at an economical cost of Rs 30/- on a sharing basis of two; from 8am in the morning to 9pm at night. To get free pick up right at the comfort of your doorsteps, you can dial 9643582646 or 9643582647. Zbee currently covers places in and around DLF Cyber City.

Zbee starts Ride Sharing Services


In addition to ride sharing facility, Zbee has also extended its services by adding two more building stops- DLF Square and Building no. 5 in its existing route (DLF Ph 2 and Ph 3, and connecting all the leading corporate buildings of the area such as IndusInd Bank, Ericsson India, Vodafone, and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as the residential buildings such as Belvedere Park, with DLF Cyberhub) in Gurgaon’s DLF Cyber City region. Started in the month of March, Zbee has emerged as a preferred mode of commutation for people in the region, in a small period of 4 months. Zbee is a creation of extensive research by the product development team which is supported by the design, R&D and quality check specialists of Swedish company - Clean Motion AB.  Clean Motion India, which is the Indian arm of the Swedish company, is very upbeat about the Indian market where last mile connectivity is an important concern.

Speaking on this newly added ride sharing service, Mr. Anil Arora, Country Head, Clean Motion India, said, “Monsoon is a dreadful time to drive. What adds to the woes is the traffic jams everywhere which can be exhausting. Aiming at providing greater customer comfort, we thought of introducing ride sharing service, which are not just cost effective but also saves time.”

Mr Arora further goes on to say, “Going through the positive response that we have received so far in a short period of 4 months, we are planning to expand our services, within which the step is addition of stoppages for Zbee in DLF Cyber Hub region.”


To meet the increasing demand, the company plans to expand its fleet to cover other premium location in Delhi and NCR very soon.

 Awards for Zbee:

-           Won the prestigious WWF Climate Solver and Zennsström Green Mentorship Award In 2013,

-          Won the Indian Parivartan Sustainability Award In October 2014.


Some key facts of Zbee:

-          Zbee can reach a full charge in less than an hour.

-          Four Zbees can fit into a single sedan parking space.

-          Zbee is energy efficient and creates no noise and no pollution.

-         Comfortably accommodates 2 people.

-          Weighs 270 Kgs / and maximum speed of 45k/hr.

-          Zbee is weather protected and features a protected luggage compartment. The parking brake has a lock and protects the vehicle from theft.

-        Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ZbeeIndia/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/zbeeindia

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A startling Collection of Tables unveiled by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

Posted by: at 7/26/2016 02:56:00 am

India 26 July 2016: I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra has recently come up with a new collection of tables. This fashionable range takes inspiration from things and shapes we see in our everyday lives; from the vintage wood like texture to abstract geometrical shapes, this collection has it all. The collection guarantees an everlasting design along with rich looks while being in sync with the brand style statement.

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

A startling Collection of Tables unveiled  by I’ M center for applied arts by Punam Kalra

Accentuate your living space with these chic and edgy tables that not only add style but also provide functionality at its best. The color palette contains brown, white and grey in contemporary, mid-century and unexpected global designs to suit all tastes. This unique collection is a must have for all those homes and offices which want to give a luxurious experience with a trendy twist to all.

I​'M Centre​ for Applied Arts - By Punam Kalra, Creative Director

I’m Centre for Applied Arts by Punam Kalra was started in 1994 and started with a Product Design Centre and it was first of its kind in the country. Punam Kalra, a renowned engineer turned designer has been in the business since 1994.  It has been a long time since   Kalra opened her first store at Lajpat Nagar.  She has the expertise to create a wide variety of interior environments from traditional to contemporary. Punam Kalra always believes in innovation and with this new collection also she proved that “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity”.



Punam Kalra strives to develop interior spaces with an underlying classicism that survives the passage of design trends. She being an engineer who with her sense of aesthetics CREATED straight on the jar and very fond of metals in their pure form like copper, brass, Stainless Steel, silver and gold. Combining these with embalming oxidation and antiquing techniques which she has able to create pieces which are really out of the world. It is far that state of being different that people come to us.

Price on Request 

Address-

I'm Centre for Applied arts

A-15, Lajpat Nagar-II

New Delhi-110024

011-29832223
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JLL India Partners With NMIMS To Offer Job-Ready Real Estate Management Program

Posted by: at 7/26/2016 02:49:00 am


 India's First Academic Specialization For The Real Estate Sector

Mumbai, 26 July 2016: JLL, India's largest and leading property consulting firm, today announced a strategic partnership with leading private university NMIMS to offer a new field of specialization in 'Real Estate Consulting & Transaction Services' to Technology Management students. Delivered through MPSTME, the Technology Management School of  NMIMS, the courses in this specialization will be co-designed and integrated into the 5-year MBA (Tech.) program.

Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head of JLL India said, "As industry leaders, it has been JLL's constant endeavor to identify path-breaking solutions to the real estate sector's evolving demands. It is essential for candidates who intend to work in this sector to possess industry-specific skill sets, which this innovative and highly customized specialization will provide. We are also extending scholarships and placement assistance to meritorious students emerging successfully from this program".

With about 7.8% contribution to India's GDP, the real estate sector plays a vital role in driving the Indian economy. It is also the second-largest employment generator in the country, and its increasing prominence is boosting more job opportunities than ever before. India has also moved up the rankings in the recent JLL Global Real Estate Transparency Index. This sector will demonstrate significant growth over the next few decades, driven by various government initiatives such as the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), setting up of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs).

Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Dean of NMIMS's Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering said, "We are excited to launch this specialization in partnership with JLL India, with an aim to arm them with the skills for successful careers in the thriving real estate sector. This co-created management program will enable our students to differentiate themselves within the industry and assume growth-oriented roles in this sector. This initiative fully reflects the vision of the Technology Management school of NMIMS".

This Corporate-Academic initiative is also in line with the incumbent Government's focus on the Skill India Program. This program aims to provide ample opportunities for appropriate training to take advantage of the demographic dividend and plug the gap of high-quality, formal institutional academic program and pedagogy for the Indian Realty sector. Most of these skills have been historically acquired through 'on-the-job' learning.

For the first time in India, such a unique specialization is being offered to students to make them market-ready. With NMIMS's academic strength and JLL's industry expertise, this management course is poised to become the barometer of academic rigor and certification for Indian Realty.

About Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering (MPSTME)

Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering came into existence in 2006. The curriculum covers engineering and technology management courses in selected disciplines and management courses relevant to that technology area. It is an integration of Technology & Technology Management with the higher proportions of technological inputs in the initial stages and moving towards 'Technology Management' in the later stages of the program. SVKM's NMIMS has a reputation of producing the brightest students. In line with this legacy, the faculty members delivering programs at MPSTME are characterised by high levels of learnedness and orientation towards research.

About JLL India 

Part of a Fortune 500 institution, JLL is India's premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate. With an extensive geographic footprint across 11 cities (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Chandigarh and Coimbatore) and a staff strength of over 8500, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services including research, analytics, consultancy, transactions, project and development services, integrated facility management, property and asset management, sustainability, industrial, capital markets, residential, hotels, health care, senior living, education and retail advisory.

The firm was awarded the Property Consultant of the Decade at the 10th CNBC-Awaaz Real Estate Awards 2015 and the Best Property Consultancy in India at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016-17.

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