Essar Group Meluncurkan Kekuatan Cloud dengan Windows Azure

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MUMBAI, India, 30 April 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– Konglomerat multinasional mengurangi tingkat pemeliharaan dan pemotongan
harga IT sebesar hampir 65% saat meningkatkan skalabilitas dengan teknologi.

Dalam upaya memberi para pelanggannya aplikasi berbasis Web dengan kinerja
dan skalabilitas tinggi sambil mempertahankan biaya infrastruktur dan manajemen
yang rendah, konglomerat multinasional Essar Group telah menerapkan Windows
Azure, platform layanan cloud Microsoft, untuk memberikan beberapa aplikasinya.

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Essar, yang merupakan pemimpin di berbagai sektor bisnis, termasuk baja,
energi, daya listrik, komunikasi, pelabuhan, logistik, dan konstruksi, serta
dengan operasi di lebih dari 25 negara di lima benua dan pendapatan sebesar $17
miliar (AS), tetap kompetitif di pasar yang agresif melalui upaya terfokus pada
layanan pelanggan yang unggul. Dengan memikirkan pelanggan perusahaannya,
perusahaan ini berupaya meningkatkan penawarannya dengan versi cloud dari
beberapa aplikasinya.

Layanan Microsoft mendekati Essar dengan solusi hemat biaya dengan Windows
Azure yang memungkinkan perusahaan memperoleh manfaat dari komputasi cloud
publik maupun swasta serta juga mengurangi tingkat pemeliharaan IT yang
dibutuhkan untuk mengelola aplikasi secara langsung. Karena digunakan di pusat
data Microsoft, Windows Azure dapat memberi pengembang komputasi dan
penyimpanan sesuai kebutuhan, serta kemampuan untuk memberikan skala dan
mengelola aplikasi Web.

Essar berharap pengiriman aplikasi melalui Windows Azure akan memungkinkan
perusahaan meningkatkan keuntungan dan mengurangi biaya sebesar 65%. Karena
para anggota staff IT tidak lagi mengalokasikan waktu untuk pengelolaan
infrastruktur, mereka dapat meluangkan lebih banyak waktu untuk operasi yang
memiliki tujuan penting.

“Dengan Windows Azure, kami tidak harus mengeluarkan uang untuk perangkat
keras dan lunak, dan kami tidak harus menghabiskan waktu untuk tugas-tugas
administrasi terkait dengan infrastruktur,” ungkap Jayantha Prabhu, Chief
Technology Officer Essar Group. “Platform terukur yang ditetapkan dengan baik
memberi kami lebih sedikit masalah untuk seluruh pengalaman dari
aplikasi.”

Bekerja sama dengan MindTree, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner memberikan
berbagai layanan IT dan teknik produk perangkat lunak, Essar secara mudah
mengalihkan empat aplikasi – HSECAR (Sistem Correction Action Report (CAR)),
AVID (A Voyage into Insatiable Discovery), Sistem Saksham dan Visitor
Management & Sistem Gate Pass – ke platform Windows Azzure pada bulan Agustus
2011.

Sejak penerapannya, Essar telah memperoleh berbagai manfaat dari teknologi
cloud Microsoft. “Kami segera tahu bahwa kami telah membuat pilihan terbaik
dengan memilih Windows Azure,” ungkap Prabhu.

Selain biaya pemotongan, Windows Azure telah memberi Essar fleksibilitas
untuk mengukur komputasi dan sumber daya penyimpanan secara menyeluruh sesuai
kebutuhan. “Bahkan, kami dapat mempertahankan tingginya tingkat skalabilitas
yang diperlukan dengan jumlah biaya kepemilikan yang lebih rendah dibandingkan
dengan solusi langsung,” ujar Prabhu.

Informasi lebih lanjut tentang langkah Essar Group ke Windows Azzure
tersedia pada studi kasus Microsoft
(http://www.microsoft.com/india/casestudies/windows-azure/essar-group/multinatio
nal-conglomerate-improves-service-offerings-with-cloud-power/4000011692) dan
ruang berita Microsoft Customer Spotlight
(http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/customerspotlight/).

Informasi lebih lanjut tentang layanan yang ditawarkan oleh MindTree
tersedia di situs web perusahaan (http://www.mindtree.com/).

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”), yang didirikan pada tahun 1975, adalah pemimpin
dunia dalam perangkat lunak, layanan dan solusi yang membantu orang dan bisnis
merealisasikan seluruh potensi mereka.

SUMBER: Microsoft


Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud With Windows Azure

MUMBAI, India, Apr. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– Multinational conglomerate reduces level of IT maintenance and cuts costs by nearly 65 percent while improving scalability with Microsoft’s cloud technology.

In an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management costs, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has implemented Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud services platform, to deliver some of its applications.

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A leader in various business sectors, including steel, energy, power, communications, shipping ports, logistics and construction, and with operations in more than 25 countries across five continents and revenues at $17 billion (U.S.), Essar remains competitive in an aggressive marketplace through a focused effort on superior customer service. With its enterprise customers in mind, the company sought to enhance its offerings with a cloud version of some of its applications.

Microsoft Services approached Essar with a cost-effective solution in Windows Azure that allowed the company to obtain the benefits of both public and private cloud computing while also reducing the level of IT maintenance required to manage the applications on-premises. Because it is hosted in Microsoft datacenters, Windows Azure is able to provide developers with on-demand computing and storage, as well as the ability to scale and manage Web applications.

Essar expects that the delivery of its applications through Windows Azure will enable the company to increase profitability and reduce costs by as much as 65 percent. Because IT staff members are also no longer allocating time to infrastructure management, they can devote more time to mission-critical operations.

“With Windows Azure, we don’t have to spend money on hardware and software, and we don’t have to spend time on administrative tasks related to infrastructure,” said Jayantha Prabhu, chief technology officer, Essar Group. “A scalable, well-defined platform gives us much fewer problems to solve and more time to focus on the overall experience of the application.”

In coordination with MindTree, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that delivers a broad range of IT services and software product engineering, Essar seamlessly transitioned four of its applications — HSECAR (Corrective Action Report (CAR) system), AVID (A Voyage into Insatiable Discovery), Saksham and Visitor Management System & Gate Pass System — to the Windows Azure platform in August 2011.

Since implementation, Essar has already experienced the multiple benefits of Microsoft’s cloud technology. “We quickly knew that we had made the best choice in selecting Windows Azure,” Prabhu said.

In addition to cutting costs, Windows Azure has given Essar the flexibility to scale compute and storage resources up and down as needed. “In fact, we can maintain the high level of scalability needed at a lower total cost of ownership compared with an on-premises solution,” Prabhu said.

More information on the Essar Group’s move to Windows Azure is available in the Microsoft case study (http://www.microsoft.com/india/casestudies/windows-azure/essar-group/multinational-conglomerate-improves-service-offerings-with-cloud-power/4000011692) and Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/customerspotlight/).

More information on the services offered by MindTree is available at the company’s website (http://www.mindtree.com/).

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

SOURCE: Microsoft