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July 06, 2011

Wipro Technologies Deploys Private Cloud for Utility Company OnStream



Wipro Technologies (News - Alert) an information technology, consulting and outsourcing company announced that it has deployed a private cloud for OnStream Utility Metering Services Limited.

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In a release, Declan McLaughlin, Head of Transformation at OnStream stated, “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 program 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.”

According to company sources, OnStream provides gas and electricity metering solutions in the United Kingdom and is also part of National Grid Group.  Wipro specializing in various cloud offerings launched the private cloud project for OnStream in October 2010.

The program encompassed replacement of OnStream’s existing legacy IT infrastructure with a new service driven model via a private cloud approach. This made the IT architecture and configuration more flexible in functionality with enhanced responsiveness cost effectively, explained company sources.

Neeraj Jaitley, Vice President & Business Head - Cloud Services at Wipro Technologies, added, “Our engagement with OnStream covers design, build and implementation of a private cloud environment using Microsoft's (News - Alert) Private Cloud solution. This approach provided OnStream with an ability to harness the best-of-breed technologies across the various layers in a private cloud stack.”

Using cloud computing technologies OnStream will be able to seamlessly manage heterogeneous environments, standardize and automate data center processes and enhance its business outcomes. The timely insights provided by the solution into key business applications will enable OnStream to augment customer service management. The resulting common identity management platform can also seamlessly federate to public cloud according to future business needs.

India-based Wipro’s Infrastructure cloud offerings comprise of in-depth analysis of workloads through Cloud Inventory Analysis Tool; Disaster Recovery and Backup as a service; Virtual and Hosted Desktop as a service; WDaaS offering and Identity and access management on the cloud.

Wipro Technologies also announced that the company has been ranked a ‘Leader’ among Oracle (News - Alert) Services Providers by Forrester Research Inc.


Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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