IBM to power Thermax’s IT consolidation and cloud platform

Infotech Lead India: Thermax has selected IBM for IT consolidation and cloud platform.

IBM on Wednesday said its Smarter Computing solution will serve as both a consolidation platform for existing services and a cloud environment to test and develop new solutions.

Thermax selected IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems over solutions from Cisco and Dell.

IBM IT solution will enable Thermax to strengthen its IT infrastructure and enable its clients to operate at reduced cost and with greater safety, energy efficiency, reliability and flexibility.

The Rs 4,859 crore Thermax has more than 30 offices in India and abroad at present. The company selected IBM as it wanted a sustainable model to help them offer scalable solutions that do not require high initial/upfront costs and enable shorter development cycles.

“With the new IBM solution our employees can access the IT infrastructure anytime, anywhere which allows them to provision new environments for our customers rapidly and at low incremental cost. It also speeds up and improves enormously the decision-making process,” said Anil Nadkarni, CIO of Thermax.

Thermax has started using IBM PureFlex solution at 1,000 users at its manufacturing facilities in Pune and Baroda and the power consumption already decreased by close 70-80 percent.

The implementation of IBM’s SmartCloud on IBM PureSystems technology and Citrix XenApp server made Thermax’s IT infrastructure more efficient, secure and continuously available.

Moreover, the full desktop operating system and applications are virtualized on highly reliable, Flex System chassis with IBM Storwize V7000 storage which offered simplified user experience and workload optimization features to help Thermax automate its resource allocation.

“The IBM Flex System gives Thermax excellent performance and the possibility to scale as they grow without necessarily adding new hardware,” said Rahul Bindal, country leader – PureSystems, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India South Asia.

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