by May 31, 2010 0 comments

The distributed technology environment was putting pressure on costs for
PVM’s IT operations. They needed to scale up infrastructure to match growing
business needs. Since its inception in India, PVM India has been selling
products in the sub Re 1 category (despite inflationary trends and price rise of
other products in the market). Hence, increased pressure on IT to contribute on
the bottom line, especially with a spiralling food inflation (like sugar price
increase), rather than asking for money to expand business. Outdated techniques,
both in terms of hardware as well as software, were adding to the costs incurred
by the company apart from them being harsh on the environment. PVM took a green
step towards ensuring that they cut down their costs using the latest
technological advancements to their benefit. Some of the salient changes are:
replacing tower servers with chassis based blade servers and SAN storage, server
virtualization, Citrix’s XenAPP and XenDesktop virtualization technology for
desktop environment and extended secure remote access enabled anytime anywhere
access for business applications. Communication & collaboration costs reduced
via implementation of Unified Communications for internal customers and WebEx
for external clients. Bandwidth optimization and QoS resulted in higher
performance and productivity. This also resulted in savings of Rs 1.5 million by
alleviating the need for additional bandwidth

  • Deployment Location: All locations of PVM India
  • Team Size: 5
  • Tech Used: HP blades and SAN, Citrix desktop virtualization and
    ICA client, Citrix Wanscaler, MS Exchange, Unified ommunication
  • Expected life: NA


Basant Kr Chaturvedi,
Sr Manager-IT




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