IBM on Tuesday announced that Vedanta, a globally diversified natural resources group, has tied up with IBM to create an IT infrastructure for the resource planning system of their power business. IBM, leveraging its BladeCenter and System X storage portfolio will help Vedanta to enhance its overall management system and reduce costs.

The IBM implementation has been done at their centre in Jharsuguda in Odisha.  The solution stack offered to Vedanta in Odisha includes BladeCenter Chasis, blade server and disk storage. The solution will augment the hardware infrastructure of Vedanta, while also reducing the total cost of ownership, according to IBM officials.

“While we have worked with other vendors, we are seeing strong benefits from working with IBM technology. This has helped us in reducing data centre costs of power and server footprint, while facilitating ease of management,” said Subrata Banerjee, CIO, Vedanta Aluminum Ltd.

Vivek Malhotra, Regional Territory Executive, IBM General Business, India/ South Asia said: “Odisha is an important region for IBM, and the company is focussed on growing its presence in the region to help businesses transform themselves and succeed in a dynamic environment.”

Vedanta is primarily engaged in the copper, zinc, silver, aluminum, iron ore as well as power businesses and works across the economies of India, Zambia, Namibia, Africa, Liberia, Ireland and Australia, among others.

IBM has a major programme of geo expansion in place across India to increase its presence in smaller, rapidly developing cities as these regions play an increasingly important role in the country's economic growth. As part of the outreach strategy, IBM has an office in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, to reach out to local businesses with advanced technology solutions that will enable their growth.