Monday, October 3, 2022

Steel Authority of India Selects HPE for Private Cloud

BENGALURU, India — The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to “accelerate” its digital transformation.

SAIL selected HPE GreenLake to deliver an on-premises private cloud with on-demand capacity for its Central Marketing Organization (CMO), according to HPE last month.

SAIL’s infrastructure was reaching “end of life,” and the organization needed to migrate to SAP’s S/4 HANA enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to improve application availability and business continuity. 

SAIL wanted a cloud experience with flexible capacity to handle its constant growth in data, but it also wanted to keep its data in its data center.

HPE led the design and implementation of the end-to-end solution, covering HPE and third-party products, including data center deliverables.  

HPE Pointnext Services worked with SAIL to manage the system integration project and implementation. HPE designed an architecture based on open standards and a storage refresh. The HPE team migrated from Unix to Linux with minimal application downtime.

The new environment lowered the data center footprint and resulted in reduced power consumption and operational complexity, improving operating costs.

The HPE GreenLake platform meets regulatory compliance and requirements, with the data remaining on-premises, and delivers the private cloud through a pay-per-use model.

HPE GreenLake Central also gives SAIL a dashboard to monitor and plan the daily consumption of IT, enhance spend visibility, and improve budget planning. 

The implementation allows SAIL to “address their current and future business challenges,” said Som Satsangi, managing director, HPE India. 

“We look forward to further build on this and offer the same services to other public and private entities,” Satsangi said.

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