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Data center consolidation for lowered operational costs
Microland consolidates data centers across the globe for a major telecom service provider reducing infrastructure complexity and lowering operational costs
By reducing the number of data centers from 19 to 2, Microland enabled several outcomes: bringing technology complexity under control, reducing costs and enhancing KPIs/SLAs to deliver incredible customer experience.
▼ 19 data centers reduced to 2
▼ 30% reduction in operational costs
▲ Customer satisfaction improved to 4.3/5
The client is a leading US-based telecom service provider with a footprint across the US, Europe and APAC.
The client needed to consolidate and standardize its 19 data centers across the globe in a bid to reduce operational costs and meet SLAs to improve customer experience. The problem had its roots in the fact that data center infrastructure was complex, diverse and used heterogeneous technology and standards.
Microland consolidated the 19 data centers into two data centers, thereby reducing operational cost while reducing infrastructure complexity. The technology used was also standardized – which eventually contributed to reducing MTTR of issues and ensuring availability of services as per SLAs for internal and external customers.
The challenge for Microland was to coordinate remediation and transformation across geos, mitigate risks from cultural differences and bring top quality technological skills to the engagement. Microland used its pre-built converged infrastructure asset, the Data center Playbook, to plan consolidation using a hybrid, onshore and onsite delivery team. This resulted in a smooth transformation with ‘near-zero’ risk for two critical KPIs – achieving the desired cost-efficiency outcomes and enabling quick turnaround time (8 months).
The client achieved the desired transformation goals of standardizing infrastructure, reducing operational cost and improving customer experience. In addition, the client acquired agile and scalable infrastructure with the following benefits:
- 19 data centers reduced to 2
- 30% reduction in operational costs
- Enhanced SLA/KPIs with 40% improvement on MTTR
- Customer satisfaction improved to 4.3/5