Wipro builds private cloud for OnStream


Wipro Technologies
announced that it has built a private cloud for OnStream Utility Metering


OnStream provides gas
and electricity metering solutions in United Kingdom. OnStream is part of
National Grid Group, which is one of the largest energy delivery businesses in
the world and the largest investor-owned utility in United Kingdom. Wipro
which has a matured set of cloud offerings initiated the private cloud project
for OnStream in October 2010.


With the
commencement of a smart metering roll out in the UK and the need for a flexible
dual fuel smart metering offering, OnStream embarked on a transformational
programme through 2010 and into 2011, designed to improve service quality,
improve business efficiencies and deliver a step-change in customer experience
which would be at par or better than offered by home-visit operations in other
sectors,” said Declan McLaughlin, head of Transformation at OnStream.


As a part of this
programme, OnStream replaced its existing legacy IT infrastructure with a new
service driven model using a private cloud approach. This approach aligned the
IT architecture to be more flexible in functionality and configuration while at
the same lowering operational cost and improving responsiveness.


OnStream envisages
that the Private Cloud based framework will drive consistency across IT
environments so that OnStream can build on existing investments and skill sets.
The private cloud based approach provided by Wipro will enable OnStream to tap
and address opportunities in a market friendly manner and at a greatly altered
cost structure.


Our engagement with
OnStream covers design, build and implementation of a private cloud environment
using Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution,” said Neeraj Jaitley, vice president
& business head – Cloud Services at Wipro Technologies.


This approach
provided OnStream with an ability to harness the best-of-breed technologies
across the various layers in a private cloud stack. OnStream will benefit
hugely through this program and such an engagement is a reflection of Wipro’s
ability to add value to our clients’ business through new technology paradigms
such as cloud computing,” Jaitley added.


This project will
help OnStream seamlessly manage heterogeneous environments, standardize and
automate data center processes to continue to optimize business efficiencies.
The solution will also provide timely insights into key business applications
that will help in delivering a new level of customer service management. This
will lead to a common identity management platform that can seamlessly federate
to public cloud in line with the business demands in future. 


By TelecomLead.com
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