Overview

Digital transformation through hybrid cloud for Big Four Accounting and Consulting firm

Together with a Big Four Accountancy and Consulting firm, we created a managed, on-demand hybrid cloud solution. As a GST Suvidha provider, the client’s IT organization was entrusted with the critical task of providing a robust and secure web-based platform to provide GST services to Indian taxpayers. They needed a digital transformation provider to deliver their GST services across India, while addressing cost and infrastructure concerns. 

Working with the client, we created a robust, managed, on-demand hybrid cloud solution that combined the flexibility and agility of public cloud with the robustness and predictability of private cloud. This provided them with a cost-effective solution that delivered greater cost efficiency when compared to the incumbent hyperscale service provider.

Client profile:

One of the Big Four Accounting and Consultancy firms, the client provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to nearly 90% of the Fortune 500 and more than 7,000 private companies in India and abroad. Their network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories.

They are also one of India’s largest GST Suvidha Providers, instrumental to the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) framework in the country.

Services
Vision
Vision

Delivering a robust hybrid cloud within an aggressive timeframe

After the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, the nodal agency (GSTN) authorized the client as one of the GST Suvidha Providers (GSP) acting as enablers to ensure access and compliance to GST.

As a GSP, the client needed to deploy a convenient web-based platform to taxpayers and stakeholders for GST services. Identifying a global service provider with proven experience and expertise in ICT and Managed Services would be critical in meeting aggressive service delivery timeframes.

We were chosen as the partner to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that comprises Cloud, Managed Services, Data Resiliency, Connectivity and Security.

Our proven record in delivering an agile, robust, enterprise-grade public cloud service was instrumental in their decision to work with us for this mission-critical project.

Transformation
Transformation

A consultative approach to hybrid cloud deployment

The client partnered with NTT in India, to deploy and manage the hybrid cloud. Our solution-based approach in charting their journey to the cloud was instrumental in their decision to work with us for this mission-critical project.

Unlocking agility and performance through managed, secure and on-demand hybrid cloud

After selecting SimpliCloud as their cloud platform of choice, they were able to leverage our platform-delivered services, such as DBaaS, network and security services, and comprehensive IMS to meet their business objectives.

Their decision to proceed with SimpliCloud as the production platform for this mission- critical, high-profile service was rooted primarily in our proven record in delivering an agile, robust, enterprise-grade public cloud service as well as the solution’s ease and readiness of use. The availability of multiple SimpliCloud grids in India also contributed to the decision, as did the proven performance and cost-effectiveness of the platform.

Our depth and breadth of managed services and security offerings provided them with confidence they’d be able to adopt new tools technologies when needed.

Leveraging the legacy in-house private cloud platform

Our platform-delivered Cloud, Managed Services and Security Services were integrated with the client’s colocation environment to deliver an agile, robust, managed hybrid cloud that was secure by design and highly cost-effective.

Cost and operational efficiencies were key

As a GSP, platform cost was a major concern for the client, as was the need to provision end-users in an agile and timely fashion. We quickly deployed a managed cloud environment that enabled their in-house team to deploy the DevOps environment, test and then go live within the aggressive timeframes stipulated by the government. As an added benefit, we were able to provide significant cost savings on SQL DBaaS — which were a substantial cost component of the solution — when compared to the incumbent hyperscale service provider.

As well as providing a significant reduction in existing cloud costs, the collaboration enabled them to deliver high operating efficiencies.

Results
Results

A seamless cloud experience

Working with the client, our service delivery teams were able to deploy within the stipulated timelines after rigorous application testing and fine-tuning, conducted jointly with the client.

As well as providing a significant reduction in existing cloud costs — we were able to reduce their significant DBaaS spend by 60%, for instance — the collaboration enabled them to deliver high operating efficiencies, as well as take advantage of on-demand and automated provisioning of cloud infrastructure to consistently provide a high quality of service to their end-users.

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