With a rapidly expanding global footprint, Essar Oil Limited has turned to Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and System Center technology to address its need for superior infrastructure that will reduce costs, increase efficiency and simplify management of the company’s datacentre.
A global producer of petrol and diesel, Essar Oil serves its customers through a network of more than 1,400 retail outlets countrywide. It has recently turned its attention beyond urban markets to consumers in India’s heartland. The pursuit of such growth, however, placed increased demands on the datacentre at its Vadinar refinery in Gujarat. This data centre featured 60 rack servers running in a mixed environment, in addition to existing underlying servers that had grown old and were difficult and expensive to manage. The growing hardware requirements also placed greater demands on the data centre’s cooling needs and power and space consumption. The flexibility and efficiency of a private cloud environment seemed suited to Essar Oil’s requirements. Essar Oil has adopted the windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V technology since it best addressed its business needs. Hyper-V is the Microsoft virtualisation technology that enables organisations to make the best use of their server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines.
Source: biztech 2