Customer Success Story

VMware-based Security and Access Control for the Entertainment Sector

Taashee's VMware technical team delivers comprehensive VMware Solutions including VMware ESXi, vCenter and vSAN for reputed Media and Entertainment firms

Overview

The VMware Technical Team at Taashee Linux Services successfully completed a project for one of our reputed clients in the Media and Entertainment industry. Taashee assisted the client with role-based server access, enhanced security, centralized virtualization and High Availability. Our VMware engineers implemented VMware ESXi, vCenter, vSAN and a host of other customized solutions to address the client’s requirements successfully.

Overview

About the Client

Our client is one of the reputed names in the Media and Entertainment industry. Incorporated in 2006 with Hyderabad as its headquarters, the firm focuses actively upon the release of weekly and monthly magazines besides daily newspapers. It owns a popular media group, which runs a television channel as well. Currently, it is on a wide expansion mode with the newspaper being published simultaneously from other metropolitan cities such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru.

Client
Optime Logistics
Industry
IT Consulting Services
Services
Design, Development, Implementation of Tech based Solutions

Client Challenges

Challenge 1:
The client was looking for role–based access to the server in order to obtain enhanced security. Also, there was a need to provide full administrative privileges to each user in the network because of the increased dependency upon the shared root account.

Challenge 2:
The client was in need of a centralized virtualization platform that would not only help automate the existing virtual infrastructure but also deliver the desired results effectively. Multiple VMware vSphere environments existed at the client’s location, which needed to be managed from a single console in a proactive manner to improve security and scalability.

Challenge 3:
Frequent downtimes were affecting the client’s business to a major extent. Also, owing to this inconsistency, the need for a secure file transfer system was being increasingly felt since it was resulting in increased costs and unnecessary lags in transactions. The client was looking for an effective means which could address all these issues as once.

Challenge 4:
The client was also looking forward to minimizing overheads, along with an advanced architecture that allows storage as well as computing in the same physical host. Additionally, the client required a means to test the network performance and generate reports to review/analyze the results obtained.

Our Solution

ESXi Installation and Configuration

Taashee’s team of VMware consultants advised the client to opt for ESXi installation with custom configuration as per their internal management network. Our VMware engineers sprang into action by installing and configuring ESXi 6.0 in their three servers. For local troubleshooting requirements, we enabled ESXi Shell by making use of the vSphere Client.

vCenter Installation and Configuration

Our VMware engineers coordinated with the client’s IT team to suggest vCenter as the best resolution for their centralized virtualization requirement. By installing vCenter and configuring it on Windows Server 2008, we were able to offer multiple benefits such as faster deployment, centralized administration, resource optimization, and more.

Configuring High Availability and vSAN

We were able to effortlessly address all the downtime-related issues by implementing vMotion. It became possible because the storage-specific feature of vMotion could be applied to all the VMs from one sandbox to another. Also, our engineers configured DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) to achieve Load Balancing, as desired by the client. Reliability was confirmed as we verified configurations and tested failovers before confirming the same to the client.

Solution

With the configuration of vSAN, VMware engineers at Taashee were able to conceptualize a Storage Policy–based Management Framework for increased performance and high availability. We created policy designs after verifying vSAN Network on all hosts and conducted performance testing. The configuration of vROPS (vRealize OPerationS) enabled us to furnish our client with the Report Generation feature.

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Results & Benefits

The benefits experienced by the client were multifold.

Implementation of role–based access to the servers led to 100% data security. By deploying a centralized virtualization platform, there was a tangible 65% decrease in downtimes, which led to a 28% decrease in lag and 30% decrease in overheads. Overall costs also came down by a whopping 35%!

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    Our Unique Features

    Taashee’s technical team helps organizations that require increased developer productivity, higher quality applications, and lower maintenance costs. Taashee programmers specialize in multiple technologies with add-on features and advanced support. The biggest advantage for customers approaching Taashee is that they do not need to approach multiple vendors to implement different technologies

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    Client Testimonial

    We loved working with Taashee and would definitely like to collaborate again in the future!
    B. Gangadesan
    IT Head, Entertainment Company

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