IBM Sweetens Up Perfetti Van Melle's IT Experience In India

IBM has signed an IT services deal with the Indian subsidiary of Perfetti Van Melle, a reputed player in the confectionary space. As part of this deal, IBM would design and build a green data centre, provide the networking infrastructure for the data centre as well as offer end-to-end facilities management services to the client. Through this engagement, IBM aims to provide PVM India infrastructure management services, supporting its ambitious growth plans for the country. IBM will also help PVM India make its IT operations green by aiming to achieve energy efficiency to the tune of 17 percent.

PVM India, which manufactures and markets popular confectionary brands like Center Fresh, Alpenliebe, Mentos, Chlor-Mint and Happydent, among others, operates a large distribution network in India. In order to support its increasingly complex IT operations and to keep its operational costs low at the same time, PVM India chose IBM for setting up a 1,000 sq ft green data centre as well as providing network management using innovative tools like NOC-Inside (Network Operations Center-Inside).

R Ramesh Chari, chief financial officer, Perfetti Van Melle India, said, "Perfetti Van Melle is fully committed towards making its IT infrastructure green and putting in place a green data centre was only logical. At PVM India, we have been striving hard to reduce cost, bring in operational efficiencies and provide quality services to both internal and external customers by leveraging various IT enablers. To achieve these objectives, we have partnered with IBM, which has set up an energy-efficient data centre as per our organisational requirement. Our partnership with IBM is to further explore and implement some of their best practices and technologies for mutual benefits."

Through this agreement, signed earlier in the year, IBM will manage desktops and the company’s network spanning multiple locations. Also, by leveraging its NOC-Inside solution, IBM would be able to make the monitoring and management of PVM India’s IT infrastructure extremely easy and process-centric.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:18:36 IST