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Server consolidation and building a robust Cloud infrastructure to reduce cost and carbon footprints


The client is a consumer goods firm. It manufactures and distributes brands across product categories as diverse as Fabric Care, Household Insecticide, Utensil Cleaners, Fragrances and Personal Care.The company currently employs a total of more than 2,500 people, and includes around 300 PCs. It has an all India presence with offices and factories spread across multiple locations in India

Business Need

  • The client infrastructure consisted of 10 physical servers and few Virtual Machines (VMs). The physical server configuration and management were constraining performance and efficiency levels. Each server would require to be monitored individually.So the need was a converged environment where monitoring and management tools were easily available
  • The client also wanted to reduce the on premise footprint of hybrid servers and the associated server maintenance overheads

The Solution

  • HCL proposed Microsoft Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) model to the client and built the client’s cloud infrastructure to support consolidation
  • Set up of virtual machines on cloud and establishing site to site VPN connectivity between on premise setup and Azure
  • Each service in Office 365 had service level agreement (SLA) for a guaranteed 99.9-percent scheduled uptime
  • Client’s applications migration to Azure along with the database
  • The cloud infrastructure helped customers dynamically allocate resources to the virtual machine to meet peak demand in performance

Client Benefits

  • Reduction in capital expenditure & administration costs
  • Improved IT environment without any outages or any other service interruptions
  • Rapid deployment
  • Ease of Management
  • Scalability & Reliability

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