IT Firms Move Critical, Personnel Workloads Of Chennai To Other SitesDecember 04, 2015 16:56
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Indian IT and tech companies in Chennai are working overtime to ensure minimal business disruptions to clients. The firms are also moving critical and personnel workloads to other sites, due to heavy rains and floods in the city.
Phoenix, the business continuity management system of Infosys is enforced at the Chennai development centers to ensure the employees’ safety as well as smooth workflow.
Infosys infrastructure EVP and head Ramdas Kamath said, "We have created mirror images of code and data that are hosted in our other work sites. We have moved 60 people from Chennai to Bengaluru to handle mission-critical work for specific customers." Infosys is a $9 billion company, which has 19,000 employees in its Mahindra WorldCity and Sholinganallur campuses located in Chennai.
Mindtree chief information officer Subramanyam Putrevu said, "We have moved some critical applications to the cloud so that they are accessible seamlessly over the internet across any part of the globe."
"Many facilities of Cognizant in Chennai are operational and supporting critical business requirements. As part of our business continuity plans (BCPs), some employees have already traveled to Cognizant centres in other cities in order to provide uninterrupted client support. Many are staying back in our offices to attend to critical projects and we have made necessary arrangements for them," said Cognizant.
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Freshdesk, backed by the Google Capital, had employees turning up to office. In fact, they took refuge in office as there is no food and power at homes. According to this cloud-based customer support company, the break in the network lines are causing lag in offering customer support service.
Freshdesk, founder and CEO, Girish Mathrubootham said, "We are surviving on diesel for the last two days. But since most IT companies in the IT park we are situated in are shut, we should have enough diesel to run for several days."
As data centers (cloud based servers) of the company are all in the US, most data and information is safe and running.