#Vedanta ropes in IBM to enable strong business growth


The company has tied up with IBM to create a robust infrastructure for the resource planning system of its power business InformationWeek, December 11, 2012

IBM today announced that Vedanta, a global natural resources group, has tied up with IBM to create a robust infrastructure for the resource planning system of their power business. IBM has leveraged its BladeCenter and System X storage portfolio to help Vedanta enhance its overall management system and reduce costs.

Vedanta, primarily engaged in the copper, zinc, silver, aluminium, iron ore as well as power businesses, works across India, Zambia, Namibia, Africa, Liberia, Ireland and Australia, among others. The IBM implementation has been done at their center in Jharsuguda in Odisha. The solution stack offered to Vedanta in Odisha includes BladeCenter Chasis, Blade Server and Disk Storage. The solution offered by IBM is said to augment the hardware infrastructure of Vedanta, while reducing the total cost of ownership.

“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, Vedanta Aluminum.

Given that in India, local businesses have been very keen on overhauling their traditional system to incorporate a robust IT set-up, IBM is looking to bring in world-class technology to remote regions. IBM also has a major programme of geo expansion in places across India to increase its presence in smaller, rapidly developing cities and their new office in Odisha is a part of their expansion plans.

“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,” Vivek Malhotra, Regional Territory Executive, IBM General Business, India/ South Asia said.

 

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