[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The Manikchand Group, a privately-owned conglomerate that makes everything from tobacco products to wind farm equipment, has consolidated its entire IT infrastructure on IBM BladeCenter systems. The move, which displaced existing server systems from Hewlett-Packard, was designed to help the company, which operates on three continents, to better manage its growth by improving system management, reducing its overall system footprint, and significantly lowering IT costs.

“The IBM Smarter Computing strategy we’re implementing will help in cutting down our IT power utilization by more than 60 percent by bringing the overall consumption to 2000W from 5000W and reduce capital and operational expenditure along the way,” added P R Dhariwal, Managing Director, Manikchand Group.

Manikchand’s implementation and consolidation was done with the help of IBM’s Business Partner VDA Infosolutions Private Limited.