Virtualization puts IT and business performance in top gear

IT Enabled Services

Business Challenge

A globally recognized ITES player, with a marquee MNC client base, our customer had grown by leaps and bounds by means of a laser sharp focus on building lasting and profitable customer relationships together with a deep commitment to R&D and customer orientation. Increasing size and spread of customers across the globe bought with it new challenges and demanded innovative ways of getting the best out of their existing IT infrastructure and resource pools.

As the pace of customer acquisition grew, so did the size and complexity of their server infrastructure. Rapid growth often brings with it chaos, and their internal IT teams were faced with a daunting task of managing this exponential growth, while at the same time maintaining 24x7 work schedules and demanding customer delivery deadlines. Every shift was critical, and taking time out for even routine server maintenance was a herculean, and sometimes impossible task. On the other hand, our customer also needed a larger workforce to cater to new business – and keeping with its core values of uncompromising quality, it had provide flexible ways for the best talent in the industry to deliver without compromising on security and compliance.

Quadra at work

During the course of a structured business needs assessment, Quadra's technical consultants uncovered and documented the key challenges being faced by the IT infrastructure team. During this engagement, we stuck to our principle of being vendor neutral, and focused on building a best of breed solution, that provided optimal business value and return on investment. We leveraged our skills across multiple virtualization platforms, and delivered a hybrid server and application virtualization solution, along with our award winning implementation and post deployment support. This consisted of VMware’s Hypervisor technology, along with Citrix for application delivery and desktop virtualization. Our cross platform expertise, premium vendor certifications, and certified and skilled resources ensured that we could provide the best of integration, while at the same time reducing complexity, boosting scalability and flexibility, along with a long term growth roadmap.

Business Benefits

Our customer saw a marked reduction in TCO across their server platforms – with increased visibility and manageability into server applications, along with reduced footprint and points of failure. Business benefits were direct: they were able to offer flexible work options to their employees, enabling them to attract a better talent pool in a cost effective yet flexible, scalable and secure manner, without compromising on employee satisfaction. With 24x7 mission critical support from our remote management team, we also ensured peace of mind for the IT administrators, and reduced the burden of change management. We thus underscored our ability to mix and match the right technology components to provide lasting business value, yet deliver within budget and on time.