by January 24, 2012 0 comments

Red Hat, Inc. the provider of open source solutions, today announced that Uttam Energy Tech, a leading design and manufacturing company in India, has implemented Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to build its virtualized infrastructure for both servers and desktops. Uttam Energy Tech is utilizing both the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 platform as well as the Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 Beta, with plans to migrate all of its systems to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 upon general availability.

An Uttam Group company, Uttam Energy Tech’s state-of-the-art technology and continuous focus on quality have helped the company develop the world’s leading boilers for a variety of industries. Uttam Energy Tech strives to create state-of-the-art engineering, drawing designs of its product, while at the same time, protecting these designs from misuse or theft. “It was critical for us to restrict access to the centralized file server where our custom-made designs are kept, preventing our designers from copying and storing design files locally,” said Balram Adlakha, vice president, business development at Uttam Energy Tech. “In addition, we wanted to build an IT infrastructure that is secure, easier to manage with minimal administrative overhead, scalable to accommodate rapid growth and also cost-effective.”

With security, maintainability, scalability, performance and cost in mind, Uttam Energy Tech’s IT team began evaluating various products in the virtualization space to help resolve its challenges. Red Hat’s partner Taashee Linux Services, a Linux and open source technology solution provider based in India, managed the implementation. The company evaluated the latest product offerings from VMware, but the costs for a combined solution of desktop and server virtualization became prohibitive, leaving Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the clear option for the firm. “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization just made sense, as it provides a combined solution for virtualized desktops and servers, and is 70 percent less expensive than competitors’ desktop virtualization products,” said Adlakha.

Taashee Linux Services assisted Uttam Energy Tech in developing template-based provisioning of Windows and Linux virtual machines to ease the task of provisioning new servers. With drag-and-drop features, virtual machines could be migrated live, from one physical host to another, in a matter of minutes as opposed to weeks in the physical environment.

“Without additional investment, Uttam Energy Tech will get a proven fault-tolerant system capable of easily migrating virtual machines when hardware or system failures occur on the clustered physical servers,” said Abhishek Datt, CTO, Taashee Linux Services Ltd. “The hardware-assisted virtualization offered by Red Hat delivered enterprise-class performance and reliability resulting in a smooth shift to a virtual environment.”

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