Vedanta Aluminum CIO says IBM helps in reducing data center costs

Infotech Lead India: Vedanta Aluminum CIO Subrata Banerjee said its association with IBM has assisted the global company to reduce data center costs of power and server footprint.

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Recently, Vedanta has tapped IBM to create an IT infrastructure for  the resource planning system of their power business. IBM will be leveraging its BladeCenter and System X storage portfolio.

“We have partnered with IBM from the inception of our plant in Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh. While we have worked with other vendors, we are seeing strong benefits from working with IBM technology. This has helped us in reducing data center costs of power and server footprint, while facilitating ease of management,” said Subrata Banerjee, CIO of Vedanta Aluminum.

IBM has implemented the solution at Vedanta’s center in Jharsuguda in Odisha. Vedanta has presence in India, Zambia, Namibia, Africa, Liberia, Ireland and Australia, among others.

The solution stack offered to Vedanta in Odisha includes BladeCenter Chasis, Blade Server and Disk Storage. The solution offered by IBM augments the hardware infrastructure of Vedanta, while also reducing the total cost of ownership.

“With this engagement we aim to help Vedanta strengthen their IT environment and enable them to take their services to the next level.” said Vivek Malhotra, Regional Territory Executive, IBM General Business, India/ South Asia.

IBM India is in the process of expanding into smaller cities and towns. As part of the outreach strategy, IBM has an office in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, to reach out to local businesses with advanced technology solutions that will enable their growth.

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Odisha is an important region for IBM, and the company is focused on growing its presence in the region to help businesses transform themselves and succeed in a dynamic environment.

Recently, IBM said it will assist Sakthi Auto Component to strengthen its IT infrastructure. Sakthi Auto Components, a part of the Sakthi Group of companies, has selected IBM to strengthen its IT hardware environment and enable them to be more agile and customer centric with faster time to information.

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