Case Studies

Enhanced Performance of Existing Systems and Processes

Service: Cloud Services | Industry: IT/ITES

ECO Rent a Car Overview

“PC Solutions Drives Cloud-Driven Cost-Optimization for ECO Rent a Car with Microsoft Azure”

Enabling digital edge and deployment of modern technology remain the cornerstones of today’s investment decisions for the enterprise and SME community – and car rental segment is no different.

Whether it is hotel industry or food business, retail or travel – everyone is looking for personalization, ease of use, and innovation. And hence, companies need highly flexible IT infrastructure that is closely married to their business needs.

The car rental industry is becoming highly competitive and is embracing people’s changing habits and a new operating environment. Car rental companies are responding with intelligent strategies, innovative ideas, and technology investments that can help drive operational efficiency, growth, and profitability.

ECO Rent a Car, one of India’s luxury car rental company has embraced cloud-driven cost-optimization and transformed its business processes with the help of Microsoft Azure. PC Solutions has played a critical role in terms of seamlessly enabling this deployment for the company.

Customer Situation

There are many technical and design teams of Hero MotoCorp with bases out of Europe, North America and India. These teams have to work in coherence on various assignments sharing the progress of work with the other teams. While collaborating with each other, care was to be taken that there was no potential threat to the Intellectual Property being developed while sharing it. Hero MotoCorp was earlier using a cloud solution which posed a lot of security and tracking challenges during collaboration. To cater to these challenges, Hero MotoCorp developed a solution based on the Microsoft Azure platform with the assistance of PC Solutions which resulted in a reliable, secure platform where storage, service support and security issues have been taken care of as per their business requirements.

Most importantly, Eco rent a Car IT systems were stressed out as there were multiple IPs on a single server and this was driving 100 per cent resource utilization for the organization. In order to move from this situation, the company was looking at minimum downtime.

Partner Solution and Microsoft Technology

At a time when Eco Rent a Car was looking towards embracing truly next generation-ready IT infrastructure – PC Solutions came forward to successfully deploy Microsoft Azure Cloud while creating a VPN tunnel on Azure to the earlier scenario of database hosted with the international organization, enabling swift data transfer and facilitating a separate application and database VM.

The solution has also hosted websites in Internet Information Service (IIS) over multiple Public IPs and enabled database migration, which was earlier deployed on dedicated resource – outsourced with a globally well established player – to Azure in a swift and efficient manner.

With an aim of doing more with less, Azure cloud solution has taken into consideration 16 virtualised CPUs for 8 CPU servers which were earlier deployed with a dedicated resource on an international organization. This has considerably reduced the IT infrastructure maintenance and support obligations for the company.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution comprises of IT elements such as: Compute, Storage, NIC, Recovery Service, Site-to-site & Point-to-Site VPN, Standard MS SQL, Windows OS, Gateway, Vnet, Subnet, Resource Group, Automation etc.

Quote from Customer

With the help of this migration, we are now able to experience the full potential of cloud technologies. This is a very critical project for us from a business point of view. We sincerely appreciate the continuous and limitless support that PC Solutions has put in towards making this migration hassle free and successful.

Key Drivers of Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution

Mapping of Physical Cores to Virtual Cores was needed in order to deliver the unique proposition and reap benefits from cloud driven IT infrastructure optimization.

Data transfer from the earlier dedicated resource scenario with the international organization to Microsoft Azure. The company was looking at this migration in order to better handle its growing business and IT needs.

Application and database servers needed to be segregated and handled separately.

Big Advantages Coming from Microsoft Azure Deployment

This solution has enabled a unique IT infrastructure scalability that augments the growth of the organisation.

The solution has not incurred any upfront investment on infrastructure for Eco Rent a Car, and at the same time, it has enabled 20% cost optimization for next 3 years.

Microsoft Azure cloud is delivering a highly secure and fully compliant cloud solution to the organisation.

This solution is also enabling a proactive risk detection and is future-proofing the IT infrastructure for the organisation.

Microsoft Azure Cloud has also enabled enhanced performance of existing systems and processes, while not involving any additional investments on IT infrastructure.

This solution is delivering unique proposition with the help of VM level backup.

About PC Solutions

PC Solutions is a strategic, influential, and credible leader in the field of Technology services, consulting and IT infrastructure solutions for the past thirty years.

With our unparalleled compliance to process and security standards, we are certified as ISO/IEC 20000-2011, ISO27001-2013, ISO9001:2008, CMMi – Level 3 Company.

Since our inception in 1988, our team of experts have diligently ensured that we align the IT solutions to meet the business needs of enterprises with agility and precision. We are global, and our customer base spans across industries on the worldwide map.

About Eco Rent a Car

Eco was founded in 1996 by Late Mr. Khem Raj Loomba, post his retirement from Indian Army. The company began with one economy car in National Capital Territory, Delhi. Now, it is India’s leading luxury car rental company. With its humble beginning, it has now grown big, having Employment of 800+ people along a Fleet of 5000+ vehicles.

Today, the company is serving in 80 Cities in India and 130+ Countries Worldwide. It is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certified company.