Essar Group adopts IBM’s Smarter Computing
Mumbai, India, July 2, 2013: IBM has announced that Essar Group, an Indian multinational corporation has embraced IBM’s smarter computing and implemented Power 7 systems to optimize their Human Resource Management System (HRMS).
Essar Group is an Indian multinational corporation headquartered at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The company has presence in sectors like steel, energy, power, communications, shipping ports, logistics and construction. Today, the Group continues to expand its global footprint, focusing on markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia with over 75,000 employees across 25 countries. Essar was looking for a technology provider who could enhance the overall user experience for their employees across the group.
IBM has helped Essar minimize business impact during migration, which may require changes to project duration and downtime among others. IBM PowerVM will offer flexibility and scalability and ease of use and manageability using IBM PowerHA cluster software.
Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, Essar Group, said, “We believe in giving the best to our employees who are the most valuable asset to the company. IBM Power Systems provided us with successful restore driving higher availability capabilities, especially with backup/recovery. We are extremely happy to partner with a technology leader like IBM.”
Viswanath Ramaswamy, Country Manager – Power Systems, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India South Asia, said, “HR department’s face many challenges in today’s tough economy. Keeping a HR department running efficiently is a challenge for many leaders. The IBM Power Systems family is designed to free businesses from IT complexity and improve responsiveness of both systems and people. We are delighted that Essar Group will continue to benefit from IBM Power systems with advanced virtualization capabilities and workload optimization.”
IBM Power 7 systems are designed to manage the most demanding emerging applications, ranging from smart electrical grids to real-time analytics for financial markets. The systems incorporate a number of industry-unique technologies for the specialized demands of new applications and services that rely on processing an enormous number of concurrent transactions and data while analyzing that information in real time.
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