New infrastructure resides at Escorts’ newly-built corporate data centre
IBM will provide Indian engineering firm Escorts with workload-optimised hardware offering to replace the latter’s existing ERP system infrastructure, under a new agreement.
In addition to providing enhanced performance, the advanced systems will compliment Escort’s business growth goals of lowering overall IT operating costs, said IBM.
Escorts CIO Vipin Kumar said Escorts Group has embarked on a journey of IT transformation to achieve operational and manufacturing excellence.
"To achieve this we are not only going beyond adhering to prevailing norms, we are in fact setting our own standards and relentlessly pursuing them to achieve our desired benchmarks of excellence," said Kumar.
"To aid us in this journey we needed a scalable and high-performing IT infrastructure, backed by a robust technology roadmap. IBM clearly had the best solution, while ensuring a reduction in our energy footprint and increasing return on investment."
Escorts will replace its existing HP PA-RISC servers with IBM Power 750 Express and IBM Power 740 Express systems where each of the systems is complemented by IBM System Storage DS5000s, and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software.
The new infrastructure based at Escorts’ newly-built corporate data centre will manage the company’s disaster recovery system in addition to the ERP system.
IBM claims that its offering is expected to provide Escorts Group with savings in power and cooling costs of between 30 and 35%, over a three year period.
IBM India/SA country manager of Power Systems, Systems and Technology Group Viswanath Ramaswamy said IBM has extensive global experience in helping clients implement solutions that save money, create operational efficiencies and improve competitiveness.
"The solution we designed for Escorts Group provides a strong platform for further development and growth," said Ramaswamy.
IBM in association with Wipro has implemented the offering, under an agreement signed between them in June 2011.