Business Challenge

Godrej Group across its 5 companies had separate network and infrastructure which were not flexible and scalable. It was more siloed and was completely capex driven. Godrej Group wanted to simplify its infrastructure and build a platform which is reliable, robust, flexible, scalable and at the same time cost efficient.

Transformation

Godrej Group partnered with IBM to chart a hybrid multicloud strategy for the future. IBM implemented a private cloud based on the VMware cloud foundation and migrated all mission critical applications. While few workloads are still on-premise, Godrej Group also has few other workloads including Data Lakes in public cloud. IBM manages a multicloud environment and enables a seamless orchestration of workloads between multiple clouds. IBM also supports a data backup process and a disaster recovery strategy.

Results

10 percent reduction in Total Cost of Ownership

over a period of 5 years

100 percent increase in

disaster recovery coverage

Zero security incidents

driven by enhanced security posture

Business Challenge Story

Strategic technology partner to help keep pace with changing business needs

Prior to 2017 each business in the Godrej Group had its separate network & infrastructure which were not flexible and scalable. It was more siloed and was completely capex driven. Godrej Group wanted to build future ready IT infrastructure and systems so that it can keep pace with the changing business needs and support future business requirements. Godrej Group was looking for a infrastructure platform which is reliable, robust, flexible, scalable and at the same time cost efficient. They wanted a technology partner who can help them consolidate and simplify infrastructure to drive reduction in costs, increase speed to market and ensure always on available infrastructure.

Transformation Story

Business transformation on the back of hybrid multicloud led infrastructure

IBM is a key strategic technology partner of Godrej Group. The partnership is now more than 10 years old. In these years IBM has worked with Godrej Group in several technology enabled transformational projects.

IBM has been the implementation partner for Godrej Consumer Products Ltd for its SAP ERP & APO implementation & MS-Dynamics ERP implementation projects across several countries in India, South East Asia, Latin America, US, UK & Africa. IBM currently manages these applications for Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

Apart from that IBM has been working with Godrej Group to transform its IT infrastructure where the group’s entire IT infrastructure (both primary & DR) now runs on IBM private cloud.

Transition to IBM cloud has been smooth. Well laid out plan ensured seamless migration of all workloads in 8 months. Scope of migration had to cover 5 different businesses and each one of them have multiple business critical applications. The migration was done in multiple phases to avoid any business disruption.

While few workloads are still on-premise, Godrej Group also has few other workloads including Data Lakes in public cloud. IBM manages a multicloud environment and enables a seamless orchestration of workloads between multiple clouds. IBM also supports a data backup process and a disaster recovery strategy.

We needed a partner with futuristic technology outlook, that will sail us through the Cloud journey. IBM helped us accelerate our hybrid cloud journey.

Milind Korgaonkar, Head - IT India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

Results Story

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Migration to IBM cloud has helped Godrej Group bring more synergy and efficiency as it needed to pay only for the capacity consumed. This helped them reduce overall IT infrastructure cost by 10%.

Earlier, Godrej Group had to go through the hurdle of investing in infrastructure even for the sake of experiments such as building new application, setting up new test environment etc. This has reduced considerably by adopting cloud. This new infrastructure offers more agility as Godrej Group can deploy new technology for the business much faster and thus enabling them to reduce time to market.

In the past, in the event of a disaster, the data center had the ability to support with 60 percent of coverage in recovery. Godrej Group being a multi-national company it had to ensure that business is running and protected across the globe with minimum or zero down time. The move to private cloud enhanced the disaster recovery coverage to 100 percent and also improved the security posture to enable zero security incidents.

We needed to migrate out enterprise workloads to a true multicloud environment.

Satyavrat Mishra, Associate Vice President - Corporate IT, Godrej Group

About Godrej Group

Godrej Group is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, with significant interests in consumer products, real estate, agriculture and gourmet retail through subsidiaries and associate companies, across 18 countries.

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