Microsoft India - KPIT Cummins Case Study
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Headquartered in Pune, India, KPIT Cummins is an emerging leader in providing consulting, solutions and services in the fields of finance, accounts and manufacturing. It is one of the world’s first ...

Headquartered in Pune, India, KPIT Cummins is an emerging leader in providing consulting, solutions and services in the fields of finance, accounts and manufacturing. It is one of the world’s first few companies to achieve the BS25999:2007, ISO9001, ISO 27001:2005, CMMI- level 5 certifications. With accumulation of servers, it was becoming increasingly difficult for the company to manage costs and handle issues like high expenditure on technology hardware, software licensing, power consumption, and physical space. Hence, KPIT Cummins decided to migrate operations to Windows Server® 2008 with Hyper-V™ technology to take advantage of server virtualization efficiencies. With its new optimized infrastructure, the company can grow faster and dramatically reduce IT costs. The company has virtualized 120 of its physical servers to 20 servers and thus has optimized space and power use.

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  • 1. Microsoft Virtualization: Data Center to Desktop Customer Solution Case Study and Cuts Energy Usage with Virtualization Overview “Virtualization has helped to reduce the provisioning Country or Region: India Industry: IT Services time for new applications by almost 6-8 weeks helping us to deploy applications within 4 hours on the Customer Profile KPIT Cummins is a global IT consulting and virtualized platform.” Mandar Marulkar, Head, Technical Infrastructure Management Services, KPIT Cummins product engineering partner company focused on the Manufacturing (Automotive, Industrial and Hi-Tech) and Diversified Headquartered in Pune, India, KPIT Cummins is an emerging leader Financial Services industries. . in providing consulting, solutions and services in the fields of finance, accounts and manufacturing. It is one of the world’s first Business Situation KPIT Cummins wanted to cut capex and few companies to achieve the BS25999:2007, ISO9001, ISO opex expenses, reduce the number of 27001:2005, CMMI- level 5 certifications. With accumulation of physical servers it operated, and optimize system flexibility and maintenance to best servers, it was becoming increasingly difficult for the company to serve its business requirements. manage costs and handle issues like high expenditure on Solution technology hardware, software licensing, power consumption, and To optimize the growing data centers physical space. Hence, KPIT Cummins decided to migrate operations, KPIT Cummins implemented a virtualization solution centered on Windows operations to Windows Server® 2008 with Hyper-V™ technology to Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ technology to take advantage of server virtualization efficiencies. With its new consolidate hardware, minimize rack space and ownership and software cost. optimized infrastructure, the company can grow faster and dramatically reduce IT costs. The company has virtualized 120 of its Benefits  Consolidates multiple servers physical servers to 20 servers and thus has optimized space and  Reduces power consumption power use.  Reduces opex and capex cost  Improves service quality
  • 2. Situation servers that had less than 30 percent Founded in 1990, KPIT Cummins specializes utilisation. Initially the managers planned to in consulting in Governance and Regulatory replace some of them by new hardware and “We have trimmed our Compliance, high end transactional BPO/KPO renew the annual maintenance contract and Enterprise Support to global customers. (AMC) of remaining servers, but these options physical server holdings The company is focused on co-innovating required considerable capital and operating —from 120 to merely 20 domain intensive technology solutions for expenses. “Our goal was to deploy Green IT manufacturing corporations in automotive, solutions, reduce capex and opex expenses servers. Currently the industrials, hi-tech verticals and diversified by at least 15 percent and improve asset entire setup is running financial services. It has established state of utilization by 20 percent,” explains Mandar art eco friendly facility equipped with Marulkar, Head, Technical Infrastructure on 20 infrastructure advanced technologies, processes, and Management Services, KPIT Cummins. “The servers virtualized on equipment - complying with international growing number of servers, however, was standards. resulting in more energy consumption and Microsoft Hyper-V Server increased data centre energy consumption.” 2008. The expenses on With 4500 employees worldwide and more than 95 active global clients, the company With growing server network, the company server boxes have has offshore centers in Pune and Bangalore was incurring huge costs for technology dropped drastically by in India. Besides, it has onsite presence in hardware, software licensing, and power United States, United Kingdom, Germany, consumption. It recognized that its IT 40 percent of our data France, Japan, Singapore, South Africa and environment had become too large and center budget.” Poland. complex to be managed effectively and efficiently in a traditional manner. The Sandeep Gandhi, Sr. Manager, Data center KPIT Cummins operates multiple data company also wanted to cut back on the operations, KPIT Cummins centers in its Pune and Bangalore centers. To number of physical servers it operated, help meet the needs of more than 5000 improve server performance, and optimize users across the globe, the company system flexibility and maintenance to best manages more than 200 servers, storage serve its business requirements. area networks and business applications such as SAP R/3 ERP, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with unified communication. In Solution addition, it manages configuration KPIT Cummins recognized that it could use management servers, project management virtualization technology to reduce the applications, intranet and portal applications, number of physical servers in its data center, development and testing servers supporting and enhance the availability of applications customer projects. and services. Shrikant Kulkarni, CIO, KPIT Cummins concluded that rather than paying The company has a network operations for many under-utilized server machines or centre that takes care of network and less efficient server machines, each perimeter security and client services which dedicated to a specific workload, server takes care of desktop and peripheral devices virtualization would allow consolidating all the support. workloads onto a smaller number of more fully used machines. Not only this, he KPIT Cummins realized that more than 150 convinced the business users the benefits of servers had reached the end of their life, they this technology. had hardware which was older the 3 years. At the same time, there were more than 50
  • 3. The IT team at KPIT Cummins evaluated several products, including the Hyper-V™ Consolidates Multiple Servers technology included with the Windows KPIT Cummins decided to use Microsoft Server® 2008 operating system, VMware, Hyper-V solution for virtualization instead of “By reducing the and others. Considering the business paying for many under-utilized server requirement, licensing model, cost factor and machines. Consolidations helped in running number of physical technical support available, the company multiple applications on the same server in servers with the help of ultimately decided to deploy Hyper-V as it single operating system by eliminating some provides all the functionality needed and of the servers. By using Hyper-V to virtualize Microsoft Hyper-V meets all the requirements. servers, the company is able to significantly solution, we are able to reduce hardware costs and decrease the Deployment took place in Pune and hardware footprint at its data centers. Now reduce the power Bangalore centers. The process commenced the IT department can support the business consumption in April 2009 and was 90 percent completed with less hardware, which means lower by Oct 2009. The implementation equipment costs, reduced electrical enormously and thus dramatically prune its physical server consumption for server power and cooling, helped the company in holdings, from 120 to 20 systems. The and less physical space. company can now efficiently deploy, scale, going green.” and manage a virtualized server “We have trimmed our physical server Sandeep Gandhi, Sr. Manager, Data center infrastructure without the extra cost of a holdings—from 120 to merely 20 servers. operations, KPIT Cummins third-party solution. Currently the entire setup is running on 20 infrastructure servers virtualized on Microsoft Initially the team faced some issues to Hyper-V Server 2008. The expenses on server understand the technology, manage boxes have dropped drastically by 40percent virtualized setups and convince the business of our data center budget,” elaborates users to move the application on virtualized Sandeep Gandhi, Sr. Manager, Data center platform. But later on, after 3-4 application operations, KPIT Cummins. migrations, the team was quite comfortable in migrating the applications without any Reduces Power Consumption down times and dynamically allocating The significant reduction in servers appropriate resources. “Virtualization has contributes hugely to KPIT Cummins “green” helped to reduce the provisioning time for initiatives. “By reducing the number of new applications by almost 6-8 weeks physical servers with the help of Microsoft helping us to deploy applications within 4 Hyper-V solution, we are able to reduce the hours on the virtualized platform,” says power consumption enormously and thus Mandar Marulkar, Head, Technical helped the company in going green,” says Infrastructure Management Services, KPIT Sandeep Gandhi, Sr. Manager, Data center Cummins. operations, KPIT Cummins. Consolidation and virtualization has aided the Benefits company in its objective to deploy green data By using Hyper-V technology to virtualize its centre solutions by reducing carbon footprint physical servers, KPIT Cummins optimized its in turn giving cost savings as a part of server environment, cut hardware costs and reducing energy consumption. Along with power consumption, enhanced server reduced power requirements, lesser cooling reliability and utilization, and reduced facilities need to be deployed for the servers. maintenance and support costs.
  • 4. Reduces Opex and Capex Cost operating cost, the company can offer better The operating and capital cost of deploying and competitive prices to its customers. new servers, and maintaining and running more than 200 servers is much higher than fully utilizing 20 servers for all the applications. Virtualization has helped consolidating practically 10 servers into a single virtual server. Loading different operating systems and applications on a single virtual server has resulted into improving the utilisation up to 70 percent of the less utilised servers. “Server virtualization has brought in significant reduction in capital expenditure. We have consolidated physical servers by more than 40 percent, reduced physical rack space by 60 percent resulting in savings of more than 40 percent in data center budget,” says Mandar Marulkar, Head, TIMS, KPIT Cummins. Improves Service Quality “Consolidation and virtualization reduced the time needed to provision servers from several months to just 4 hour, restored data in 10% of the time previously required, and created a highly reliable environment, improving its quality of service,” says Mandar Marulkar, Head, TIMS, KPIT Cummins. The time taken in tracking the AMCs and other issues with servers is now brought down considerably. Fewer people are required to mange the lesser number of servers. During the consolidation process, the IT team got a chance to review all the existing applications and this helped in deactivating some of the old development and testing servers, thus improving the service. Consolidation, virtualisation and deactivation of the applications helped in reutilisation the existing servers more efficiently for critical applications avoiding new hardware investments. With reduced hardware, lesser
  • 5. For More Information Microsoft Virtualization For more information about Microsoft Microsoft virtualization is an end-to-end products and services, call the Microsoft strategy that can profoundly affect nearly Sales Information Center at (800) every aspect of the IT infrastructure 426-9400. In Canada, call the Microsoft management lifecycle. It can drive greater Canada Information Centre at (877) efficiencies, flexibility, and cost effectiveness 568-2495. Customers who are deaf or throughout your organization. From hard-of-hearing can reach Microsoft text accelerating application deployments; to telephone (TTY/TDD) services at (800) ensuring systems, applications, and data are 892-5234 in the United States or (905) always available; to taking the hassle out of 568-9641 in Canada. Outside the 50 rebuilding and shutting down servers and United States and Canada, please contact desktops for testing and development; to your local Microsoft subsidiary. To access reducing risk, slashing costs, and improving information using the World Wide Web, go the agility of your entire environment— to: www.microsoft.com virtualization has the power to transform your infrastructure, from the data center to the desktop. For more information about KPIT Cummins products and services, call +91 80 4004 For more information about Microsoft 0404 or visit the Web site at: virtualization solutions, go to: www.kpitcummins.com www.microsoft.com/virtualization Software and Services Hardware  Microsoft Windows 2008 Enterprise  HP-DL180GL - Intel 8 core Nehalem Server with Hyper-V roll enabled ( 64 bit processor with 32 GB RAM servers Operating system) This case study is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. Document published February 2010