Essar Group Implements Sanovi DRM across Critical Corporate IT Applications

Essar cuts down drill time by 75%

[Mumbai, India] - 07 January 2013: Sanovi Technologies, the market leader in Disaster Recovery Management software has successfully completed the implementation of DR solution for the Essar Group’s production planning and production applications at their Corporate headquarters. Covering critical ERP functions, the Sanovi DRM Suite is implemented across Essar’s primary and DR locations

Sanovi DR Management Suite is the leading management solution for aligning DR infrastructure with Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives. Essar’s Oil & Steel division runs their production on SAP and their production planning on I2 applications. “The business has mandated a Recovery point Objective of one hour and a Recovery time Objective of five hours, which the Corporate IT team was finding hard pressed to deliver before the Sanovi solution was put in place”, said Essar’s Jayantha Prabhu, Head IT – Infrastructure.

“The implementation of Sanovi’s DRM solution had major implications for our Disaster Recovery service operations. This function-rich tool has considerably reduced the effort for regular DR setup monitoring, management, report generation and DR drill activity. Our drill time per-cycle has gone down from 16 hours to four hours, and the team size deployed for managing the drill is reduced from 8 to two engineers”. For an organization, that spells considerable saving in terms of manpower costs and down-time required for mandatory DR drills.In fact, Essar has streamlined its DR processes and increased its frequency of holding DRM drills to twice a year. “We have taken a productive visionary approach for DR readiness from Sanovi. Sanovi is undoubtedly market leader in DRM owing to their superior technology, customer support and solutions tuned to our industrial requirement,” added Prabhu.

DRM combines monitoring, reporting, testing and workflow automation capabilities of complex IT infrastructure into a scalable, easy-to-use solution built on industry standards. The DR solution for Essar aimed at overcoming the challenges faced by Essar, viz, lack of real-time monitoring of DR Readiness, incident management, application level replication of processes as well as database. Sanovi DR solution automates the DR drills reducing dependency on expertise of individuals and significantly cutting down complexity of the processes. The unified DR management delivers real-time DR readiness validation and offer clear business and operational advantages.

Ashis Guha, President – Global Sales said, ““This project marks another significant milestone for Sanovi and further validates our leadership in the DR solution space. We are extremely excited to be undertaking such a large project for one of the country’s leading Corporate houses, that too one that involves rigorous recovery SLAs across various business groups.

Sanovi Technologies offers IT DRM software products that help enterprises automate their IT disaster recovery processes for business continuity through recovery readiness assurance. The India-founded, globally recognized Company has been positioned by Gartner as sample vendor for “Recovery Excercising in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Business continuity Management and Disaster recovery Management, 2011”. Sanovi product suite offers the most comprehensive feature set covering all aspects of DRM. More than 50 large enterprises, many Fortune-500 companies among them are already using Sanovi products to manage their DR programs.

This year’s summit theme was ‘bond to rule’ and aligned to celebrate the special bond that Sanovi shares with their partners emphasizing on the elements of teaming, innovative approaches and ideas to spark new opportunities and markets.

About Sanovi

Sanovi Technologies offers IT Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) Software products that help small, medium and large enterprises automate their IT Disaster Recovery Processes benefitting the organizations through Recovery Readiness Assurance and Operational Efficiencies.Sanovi’s products help organizations standardize their DR solutions and deploy DR best practices. They help IT managers to provide transparent DR services to business groups, while enabling an agile DR infrastructure. Sanovi products overlay on top of the existing DR infrastructure including the HA and Replication systems and protect customer investments.

More than 80 large enterprises including several fortune 500 clients are already using Sanovi products to manage their DR program. Sanovi solutions are available directly and through several partners including HP, HCL, and Wipro Technologies. For more information, visit

About Essar Group

The Essar Group is a global conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of Steel, Energy (Oil & Gas and Power), Infrastructure (Ports, Projects & Concessions) and Services (Shipping, Telecom, Realty and Business Process Outsourcing). With operations in more than 25 countries across five continents, the group employs 75,000 people and has revenues of over US$ 27 billion.


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