MUMBAI, India April 30, 2012
Microsoft Services approached Essar with a cost-effective solution in Windows Azure that allowed the company to obtain the benefits of both public and private cloud computing while also reducing the level of IT maintenance required to manage the applications on-premises. Because it is hosted in Microsoft datacenters, Windows Azure is able to provide developers with on-demand computing and storage, as well as the ability to scale and manage Web applications.
Essar expects that the delivery of its applications through Windows Azure will enable the company to increase profitability and reduce costs by as much as 65 percent. Because IT staff members are also no longer allocating time to infrastructure management, they can devote more time to mission-critical operations.
Since implementation, Essar has already experienced the multiple benefits of Microsoft’s cloud technology. "We quickly knew that we had made the best choice in selecting Windows Azure," Prabhu said.
In addition to cutting costs, Windows Azure has given Essar the flexibility to scale compute and storage resources up and down as needed. "In fact, we can maintain the high level of scalability needed at a lower total cost of ownership compared with an on-premises solution," Prabhu said.
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