Yotta Infrastructure signs Mumbai data centre deal with Essar Capital
09 February 2021 | Abigail Opiah
Yotta Infrastructure announced that Essar Capital has undertaken a digital transformation initiative by consolidating their on-premise data centres into Yotta’s data centre at Panvel, Navi Mumbai.
Essar Capital has investments worth around $14 billion. The company said the move was prompted by the growing demand of IT-enabled services and new technologies by various Essar companies.
The Essar IT team awarded a contract for end-to-end managed co-location services to Yotta Infrastructure to focus on supporting business innovation instead of managing data centres, the company said.
The Yotta NM1 data centre now hosts 100+ applications of the EGFL (Essar Global Fund Ltd.), including collaboration tools, communication applications, SAP ERP, HR-related applications, and multiple engineering applications.
“Business objectives are like moving targets,” said N Jayantha Prabhu, CIO, Essar Global and Business Head, India & SAARC, AGC Networks.
“To align with them we set a very aggressive roadmap for our digital transformation journey. But the growing complexity of managing our on-premise data centres was creating a bottleneck. Not only was it expensive and CAPEX intensive, but it was also putting a strain on our internal IT resources.
“We decided to co-locate to a multi-tenant data centre service provider that could not only modernise our IT infrastructure but also assure us of uninterrupted services, 100% uptime, iron-clad security, scalability, and came with a customer-focused mindset.
“After evaluating multiple options available in the market, we decided to migrate to Yotta NM1. What moved the deal in their favour was the Uptime Institute Tier IV certification.”
Prabhu added that while evaluating multiple options available in the market, the company also looked closely at parameters such as connectivity, redundant power and the security of the facility, both physical and virtual.
Yotta said its data centre offers enhanced availability of these applications that are accessed by more than 7000+ users globally.
Sunil Gupta, Co-founder, and CEO – Yotta Infrastructure said, “With our innovative and comprehensive managed co-location and cloud offerings, Yotta has emerged as a trusted partner for an organisation’s digital transformation journey.
“Being chosen by a large conglomerate like Essar Global is a testimony to it. As we believe in delivering enterprise-grade, high-quality solutions to our customers, this kind of success story will reinforce our commitment towards the Indian market.”
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