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More and more companies in Sri Lanka are taking the next step and moving to the cloud. 

For David Pieris Motor Company Limited (DPMC), the decision to move their entire recovery site was an easy choice. It made handling the IT environment a lot easier and with the charge back model that the cloud provides, handling expenses and budgets was that much easier. DPMC made history as the first company in Sri Lanka to move their entire disaster recovery site to the cloud using the Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. 

With the support of the Infront Consulting Group, DPMC consolidated more than 30 physical servers and a few virtual systems into the Microsoft Virtualization platform thereby reducing the data center footprint by almost 50 percent. 

The IT team at DPMC worked closely with the team at Infront Consulting to build the entire Disaster Recover (DR) site on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. Leveraging Azure as a DR Service helped the team save more than 70 percent of the cost what they would have spent if it was a physical DR site.The entire DPMC IT environment is also managed by System Center to ensure better monitoring of their cloud services and on premise applications.

Chamilka Ambagahawatta, Divisional Manager Information Systems from DPMC said, “One of the biggest hurdles we had was planning resources for increasing applications in our organization along with continuous data growth. We also spent a significant amount of IT budget on storage and procurement of infrastructure solutions which increased our data center footprint. With the support of Infront Consulting (formerly known as Redynamics Asia), we made the smart move to a practical virtualization platform and utilized the public cloud cost effectively. We also evaluated and moved some of our customer facing web sites and services to Azure in order to better serve our customers. ”

Imran Vilcassim, Country Manager of Microsoft Sri Lanka said, “The IT team at DPMC was planning for a cost effective DR site and we at Microsoft came in to the picture and started building the trust with Microsoft Azure and finally the entire IT team was convinced on our Enterprise scale capabilities not only in the DR space but with the other hybrid scenarios as well. In the initial phase,their interest to move to public clouds was not very positive due to the security and other such concerns but after having actually experienced Azure, the IT team was very interested in our cloud option. With enterprise scale support from the Infront Consulting Group, I hope the DPMC team will have many more cloud initiatives in the near future.” 

Infront Consulting Group (Pvt) Ltd, formerly known as Redynamics Asia Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd, are the only pure-play Microsoft System Center, Cloud and Hyper-V specialist in all Asia and their key strengths are their industry-leading technical team, as evidenced by the numerous awards received on a company and individual level. Infront Consulting Group has its operations established in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Australia.

Infront Consulting Group was recently nominated as one of the finalists for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Of more than 2,300 entries submitted from around the globe,Infront was one of the three finalists for Modern Datacenter: Customer Focus category. 

Infront’s growing reputation as a regional Microsoft Partner was highlighted on various occasions in recent years. They are frequently invited to be part of a Panel of Speakers at the Malaysia Channel Partner Conference and the APAC Platinum Partner Summit. They have delivered 5 customer workshops on Azure and Datacenter to date, with more expected in line with a new digital marketing campaign to promote their services and solutions.

David Pieris Motor Company Limited is the first automotive company to introduce the three-wheeler as a ‘family vehicle’, which revolutionised the transport sector as it brought affordable mobility to the common man and provided a livelihood to millions of Sri Lankans. 

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