Samsung India on Thursday introduced Samsung Data Center solid-state drive (SSD) line-up for Small and Medium Business (SMBs) in the country.
The price of the new line-up ranges between Rs 9,599 and Rs 2,01,299 and will be available at retail outlets across India.
“SMBs want solutions which are value for money and the right fit to their specific business needs. With our strong legacy in technology innovation and OEM engineering expertise, we have brought this simple yet optimised SSD line-up,” Sukesh Jain, Senior Vice President, IT and Mobile Enterprise Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.
The new SSD portfolio promises to raise the efficiency when compared to legacy storage systems, thus requiring fewer servers and reduced power and cooling for a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Samsung’s new SSD line-up has the “860 DCT” which is designed for servers that require SSD-levels of sustained performance and is suitable for various applications including content delivery networks.
The “883 DCT” is designed for servers used to safeguard critical data, including power loss protection and end-to-end data protection.
The “983 DCT” is a high-performance solution for servers using a non-volatile memory express (NVMe) interface, which allows for fast speeds and high responsiveness while the “983 ZET” is a cache memory solution that offers a new level of performance with ultra-low latency and breakthrough speeds and high reliability. (IANS)
Global ride-hailing major Uber on Wednesday rolled out a driver rewards programme called “Uber Plus” in India that will let drivers earn points for rides so that they can win free doctor consultations, concessions on education modules, access to micro loans, faster airport pick ups and savings on vehicle maintenance costs.
These points will be earned by the driver partners in 13 cities over a fixed period of every three months and can be then accumulated to unlock higher rating tiers such as blue, gold, platinum and diamond which, in turn, will let them access better rewards, informed the company.
“Under the programme, the Uber drivers get access to four tiers. To unlock these awards, they need to maintain a certain threshold rating and keep a low cancellation rate to unlock access to these benefits,” Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities, Uber India and South Asia, told IANS.
“We have always worked towards prioritising their welfare and making them feel valued, respected and appreciated. ‘Uber Plus’ is an effort in that direction and will enable our driver partners to access greater benefits during their everyday journeys,” he added.
The rewards and offers are only available to drivers who use the Uber driver app, are participating in Uber Plus and meet applicable criteria.
Asked if this initiative will help in bringing down the number of cancellations, Singh replied: “We encourage ri ders to flag such cases if the driver cancels because the mode of payment is not cash, etc. That will help us take strict action against such drivers.
“We want to encourage behaviour which helps improve the marketplace reliability. Less the cancellation, the chances of the trip getting completed goes up and, overall, the network efficiency increases.”
An initial pilot phase was carried out in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh and Mumbai and now, Uber Plus is being rolled out across 10 new cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Guwahati and Jaipur.
“We also want to reward drivers who have lower cancellations,” said Uber.
Under the driver programme, Uber has partnered with “Ayushman Bharat” to provide access to free healthcare to its drivers, wherein they have access to free healthcare of up to Rs 500,000 in empanelled hospitals. (IANS)