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Cognizant to move Orica’s IT Infrastructure to the cloud

Cognizant has been selected by Orica to migrate Orica’s IT infrastructure to the cloud. These important initiatives will enable Orica to achieve higher levels of efficiency, agility and business impact, while optimizing Orica’s capital investment and operating costs.

 

Orica selected Cognizant as technology advisor and managed cloud-platform provider to develop a highly available, scalable, and resilient IT platform on a pay-per-usage model, to enable “anywhere, anytime, any device” mobile access to core enterprise systems. As a part of this initiative, Cognizant has designed and implemented a managed platform-as-a-service based on the SAP S/4HANA intelligent ERP solution on Microsoft Azure. Furthermore, as part of the ongoing implementation, eight of Orica’s core enterprise business processes are being transitioned to the new S/4HANA platform in 57 countries around the world.

 

As a partner of Microsoft, SAP and SUSE, Cognizant leveraged its innovative service delivery model through the Cloud Assessment and Transformation Framework to design and develop the SAP S/4HANA systems on Azure.

 

Gabriela Azzali, 4S Program Director, Orica, says, “New technologies hold great potential for us to align with the needs of a fast-changing market by driving innovation and enabling new ways to work across every part of Orica. Cognizant leveraged its deep cloud technology and platforms capabilities to architect, design and build SAP systems on HANA deployed on Microsoft Azure. They built business critical SAP systems to kick-start the program right on schedule and implemented automation processes in operations to keep infrastructure costs under control.”

 

Brett Shoemaker, Business Group Leader, Cloud & AI, Microsoft Australia, says, “The Orica 4S transformation project has achieved solid business outcomes on time and on schedule. SAP S/4HANA certified VMs on Microsoft Azure and other Azure services have enabled Cognizant and the Orica project team to rapidly deploy SAP systems, as and when needed. Orica will also benefit from Microsoft’s world-class datacenters, security, SAP-certified infrastructure with High Availability solutions and the added assurance of Azure Site Recovery for Business Continuity and DR.”

 

Rajesh Balaji Ramachandran, Senior Vice-President, Global Delivery Leader for Enterprise Application Services, Cognizant, says, “The ability to quickly and cost-effectively deploy, manage and operate modern, dynamic and scalable architectures on industry-leading cloud platforms is crucial for enterprises to achieve the future of work today. We are pleased to be helping Orica embrace the cloud and develop powerful provisioning, monitoring, and automation capabilities to increase operational resilience and manage market volatility. Cognizant’s future-ready CRI framework providing IT on demand will help Orica empower employees, improve speed-to-market, and make operations safe, secure and reliable to deliver sustainable value to its stakeholders.”

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