IBM to assist Sakthi Auto Component to strengthen IT infrastructure

Infotech Lead India: IBM is set to assist Sakthi Auto Component to strengthen its IT infrastructure.

Sakthi Auto Components, a part of the Sakthi Group of companies, has selected IBM to strengthen its IT hardware environment and enable them to be more agile and customer centric with faster time to information.

Sakthi Auto supplies critical components like steering knuckles, brake drums, brake discs, hubs, brake calipers, and carriers, to car manufacturers such as Maruti Udyog, Hyundai, Ind Auto, Ford, and Honda Siel Cars, among others.

R Varadharajan, assistant general manager – IT, Sakthi Group, said the company wanted wanted to move towards a scalable environment with reduced costs and improved performance.

“For us, it was important to have an IT partner who had the expertise and solution that would help us achieve our objective of unifying our existing servers and continuing our operations, centralized from our Datacenter. This move would also be valuable to us in terms of providing scalability to our business and making faster business decisions,” Varadharajan added.

IBM’s reliable and resilient IT infrastructure will enable Shakti Auto to provide better customer services and continue with their growth objectives.

“Today, businesses want to create a simple yet dynamic IT set up at minimum cost. Also having a centralized operations system helps a business evade inevitable complexity and intricacy. IBM believes in assisting businesses by offering solutions which help in delivering value to their customers with greater ease,” said Girish Vasudevan, branch manager – Chennai, IBM General Business, India/South Asia.

Association with IBM will benefit Sakthi Auto components to ensure higher return on investment for them.

Sakthi Auto will also be in a position to address highly competitive market environment with a more robust and cost effective hardware solution.

Sakthi Auto engaged IBM to help consolidate their IT infrastructure with IBM’s robust System X servers and Storwize V7000 storage solutions to integrate their operation.

IBM launched an office in Coimbatore last year and has since been working with clients in the region to provide advanced software solutions, technologies and services, to aid their business growth. Another critical component of IBM’s strategy is the effort to cultivate local technology talent. IBM is partnering with local colleges and universities in Coimbatore, as part its global academic program to help teach students the information technology skills they need to be competitive in the workplace.

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