IREO partners with IBM to ensure continuity of key business applications, reduces capital expenditure to the tune of 30 percent over 10 year IT deal.
IBM has announced the successful implementation of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services at IREO Pvt Ltd, a fully integrated real estate company in India. Through this 10-year engagement, IREO will have access to a dedicated, cost-effective datacentre environment, ensuring a sophisticated risk management capability. The Disaster Recovery solution will be hosted in an IBM managed datacentre in Bangalore. IBM will also perform the 24/7 monitoring and management of the hosted infrastructure.
Established in 2004, IREO is a leading real estate organisation with a pan-India foot print of projects, including that in National Capital Region (NCR), Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra. IREO also has plans to execute projects in prime locations across 3,000 acres of land. In 2011 IREO engaged IBM for the implementation and maintenance of a robust Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery service. The engagement gives the real estate company access to IBM’s world-class skills and capabilities and helps them save on the investment required for building their own datacentre.
In India, real estate being a highly competitive and growing business, enterprises are moving towards minimum downtime, as business continuity is playing a significant role in organisational growth. Also with business operations expanding, they are faced with the need to step up the hosting capabilities and IT resources to support it.
For IREO, any prolonged downtime could have a huge business impact in terms of being able to access document management – a very important piece for the real estate industry, and key e-business applications needed for the company’s sales process. In addition, key areas like daily price management, order management, sales process and documentation would be impacted by any downtime. The Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution will enable undisrupted operation at IREO, ensuring better customer service for the company.
“We needed to ensure that our datacentre was always up and running as it was becoming increasingly necessary for us to have a reliable, resilient and secure IT infrastructure that could support the growing needs of our business operations. We were looking for a partner who could manage our disaster recovery needs, enabling us to focus on our core business area of real estate,” said Rajesh Garg, VP Business Development and Technology, IREO. “By leveraging the IBM Disaster Recovery Solution we were not only able to reduce our capital expenditure by 30 percent, but we also have access to reliable and scalable enterprise class infrastructure being managed by skilled personnel.”
“IBM brings its experience to companies of all sizes that want to be proactively prepared for any kind of risk or disaster, better utilise their existing manpower, increase reliability, flexibility, and set up the right kind of infrastructure to reduce their time to market,” said KS Raghunandan, Director, Integrated Technology Services, Global Technology Services, IBM India/South Asia “Choosing the right infrastructure recovery service provides clients with a secure, risk free environment avoiding the complexity associated with hiring highly skilled resources. It also equips them with an alternate work environment to minimise loss of employee productivity, thus meeting their needs for continuous operations.”