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STT GDC India’s colocation services put innovation into action for ATFL

Jun 15, 2022
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ATFL's vision and culture revolves around innovation, with the belief that innovation is the key ingredient in the precipe for success. That is why, when the company faced challenges with its on-premise storage infrastructure around 10 years ago, it decided to put its vision into action.

 

The STT Hyderabad DC 1 is home to ATFL's Oracle applications and ERP servers. And it’s not just running data centre operations for ATFL. STT GDC India also helped ATFL set up its disaster recovery (DR) site at STT Delhi DC 1 facility.

 

Challenge

100% uptime, extreme security

 

Challenges such as power management, frequent power cuts, monitoring, cost and overall management make an on premise storage infrastructure difficult to maintain.

 

Solution

A professional datacentre service provider

 

The STT Hyderabad DC 1 is home to ATFL’s Oracle applications and ERP servers. The colocation player is not just running data centre operations for ATFL. STT GDC India also helped ATFL set up its disaster recovery (DR) site at STT Delhi DC 1 facility.

 

Benefits

High uptime, no capex, optimized costs

 

The STT GDC India team always sends alerts in advance in case there is an internal servicing scheduled. This allows us to plan accordingly and take a business call to ensure applications are always available and there is no downtime.

 

 

 

Agro Tech Foods Ltd (ATFL) is affiliated to one of the world’s largest food companies, ConAgra Foods. ATFL is listed both on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

 

The company’s vision and culture revolve around innovation, with the belief that innovation is the key ingredient in the recipe for success. That is why, when ATFL faced challenges with its on-premise storage infrastructure around 10 years ago, it decided to put its vision into action.

 

Challenge: The need for secure, available and reliable infrastructure at affordable costs

 

ATFL switched from an on-premise data centre to colocation around 10 years ago. Explaining the importance of adopting a colocation strategy, Mahammad Shafi Shaikh, Senior Manager, Information Systems - Administration at ATFL, says, “Challenges such as power management, frequent power cuts, monitoring, cost and overall management make an on-premise storage infrastructure difficult to maintain.”

 

Securing an on-premise storage setup requires continuous monitoring of the facility and authorization of personnel every time someone needs to access the data centre. Additionally, the maintenance involves using a high-end power backup, which adds to the expenses.

 

The cumbersome management process leads to higher costs and takes up resources, which could otherwise be useful in achieving strategic business goals.

 

The role of IT in the enterprise is no longer just about keeping the lights on, but demands active participation towards achieving growth and business value. Leveraging the power of colocation was clearly a no-brainer for ATFL.

 

"The IT team doesn’t need to worry about power management, cooling or maintenance of a colocated infrastructure. STT GDC India’s support allows us to concentrate on other activities, which enable business growth."

Mahammad Shafi Shaikh, Senior Manager, Information Systems - Administration at ATFL

 

Future-proofing for cost, agility and availability with STT GDC India’s colocation facility

 

ATFL partnered with STT GDC India as the company wanted to future proof its infrastructure. ATFL currently runs its main operations at the Rated-3 Hitech DC located at Madhapur, Hyderabad.

 

The STT Hyderabad DC 1 is home to ATFL’s Oracle applications and ERP servers. And it’s not just running data centre operations for ATFL. STT GDC India also helped ATFL set up its disaster recovery (DR) site at STT Delhi DC 1 facility.

 

Benefits: STT GDC India delivers state-of-the-art infrastructure with always available support

 

Sharing his testimony on the data centre expert’s remarkable support, Shafi Shaikh says, “The STT GDC India team always sends alerts in advance in case there is an internal servicing scheduled. This allows us to plan accordingly and take a business call to ensure applications are always available and there is no downtime.”

 

He further explains, “The IT team doesn’t need to worry about power management, cooling or maintenance of a colocated infrastructure. STT GDC India’s support allows us to concentrate on other activities, which enable business growth.”

 

ATFL has not faced any outages since partnering with STT GDC India, and the company is looking forward to continuing on this journey with the colocation giant.

 

The STT Hyderabad DC 1 is home to ATFL’s Oracle applications and ERP servers. And it’s not just running data centre operations for ATFL. STT GDC India also helped ATFL set up its disaster recovery (DR) site at STT Delhi DC 1 facility.
 

ATFL’s vision and culture revolves around innovation, with the belief that innovation is the key ingredient in the recipe for success. That is why, when the company faced challenges with its on-premise storage infrastructure around 10 years ago, it decided to put its vision into action.