When Kersi Tavadia took on the role of Chief Information officer at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in 2010, he had two priorities – ensure high infrastructure availability, as well as cost savings. The first step towards achieving these priorities was to carry out an inventory of BSE’s three data centers. The inventory revealed that a large portion of the servers were utilizing only 20% of its capacity. This was a huge setback for Tavadia as the IT efficiency at BSE was very low, but he began drafting a plan.
This case study details the step by step approach to server consolidation and virtualization executed by BSE.