Metinvest Digital suffered Metinvest Group IT infrastructure to Microsoft Azure cloud platform

Metinvest Digital has completed a project of migrate Metinvest Group's IT infrastructure to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

The company transferred to the cloud 680 servers of two central data centers of Metinvest, which were used to provide the IT services of the Group. Of these, 85 terminal servers were transformed into the PaaS (Platform as a Service) Windows Virtual Desktop format for 2,000 users, which was the first implementation of such a solution in Ukraine. The main goal of migration is to increase the efficiency, reliability and security of Metinvest's IT infrastructure, as well as to make it more flexible and adaptive when implementing digital transformation projects.

Implementation of migration, which became one of the largest in Ukraine and lasted almost 12 months, Metinvest Digital made in partnership with Infopulse and Microsoft. Last year, Metinvest Digital already transferred all IT services of Metinvest Group's assets in Europe and the USA to the Azure cloud platform.


Sergiy DETYUK, Chief Executive Officer Metinvest Digital:

 The transition to the full use of cloud data centers is a new stage in the development of Metinvest IT Group. Microsoft Azure technologies and solutions provide significant benefits to the company. The first is the flexibility to scale computing resources and information storage systems. We will be able to respond faster to business needs for the deployment of new systems or services. Secondly, the high level of reliability of the entire IT infrastructure, in particular, information security, will reduce the risks of downtime and ensure the continuity of the business processes of our enterprises. Thirdly, lower capital and operating costs for infrastructure support. So, in a 10-year perspective, we will save more than UAH 80 million from migration to the cloud. In addition, modern cloud infrastructure is the foundation for improving the performance of existing IT systems and the rapid implementation of innovative technologies in industry 4.0.

 

Jan Peter de Jong, Country Manager at Microsoft Ukraine:

 Metinvest Group has carried out a tremendous digital transformation. Migrating to Azure, our customers receive a set of reliable cloud services that are constantly expanding, with the highest possible level of security, which is taken care of by expert teams, and also receive funds to comply with standards, norms and certifications trusted by enterprises, governments and startups around the world. Microsoft is committed to helping Ukrainian companies modernize their business with the latest technology. Thanks to the partnership with Metinvest Digital and Infopulse, we are witnessing in Ukraine an exceptional case of Metinvest's powerful digital transformation, which will help the group of companies to develop further by introducing new innovative solutions in the metallurgical industry.

 

 Oleksii Masharov, Delivery Manager, Managed Services and Solutions, Infopulse:

 Infopulse is a company at the forefront of the great challenges of digital transformation. We are inspired by projects and people who accept such challenges for the sake of change for the better. When we were invited to take part in one of the largest cloud migration projects in Eastern Europe, we could not stand by. Our experience, confidence in the expertise and strengths of the Infopulse team, as well as the ambitious goals and high level of professionalism of the Metinvest Digital team were a real incentive for us to make every effort to implement this, without exaggeration, large-scale project. The synergy of the two teams allowed us to hold extremely productive architectural sessions in a fairly short time and develop the most optimal solution to meet the high standards of Metinvest Group business.

Metinvest Group is one of the largest Microsoft customers in Ukraine. Moving to the cloud now allows the Group to quickly and efficiently implement innovative IT solutions. According to the IT development strategy, in the immediate plans of the company are the implementation of new and development of existing projects of the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), big data processing (Big Data), production process control (MES), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI & ML), application drones and UAVs in production, computer vision systems and other innovative solutions and technologies.

 

Reference Information

Metinvest Digital is a Ukrainian IT company specializing in the digital transformation of large businesses and implementing projects in Ukraine, Europe and North America. The company develops, implements and supports integrated IT solutions for building technological infrastructure, developing information systems, strategic outsourcing, data migration, system integration, cybersecurity and information protection. Metinvest Digital is an IT business partner of the Metinvest Group, serving more than 30 holding enterprises worldwide. The company is a certified partner of Microsoft (Gold Certified Partner) and SAP (Silver Partner).

More information about the company  on the website: http://www.metinvest.digital

Metinvest is an international mining and metallurgical group of companies. Included in the top 50 steel and in the top 10 mining companies in the world. The group has significant reserves of iron ore, has coal mines and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Italy and the USA. Metinvest sells products through its own sales network in 100 countries. Metinvest’s steel is used to build iconic facilities around the world. For example, the Olympic Stadium and the Darnitsky Bridge in Kiev, a new shelter over the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the Apple campus in California and the Oskolok skyscraper in London.

More information on the website: https://metinvestholding.com

Infopulse is a Ukrainian company, part of the leading Scandinavian IT company TietoEVRY and is an international provider of services in the field of software development, system integration, cybersecurity and IT infrastructure management. Providing a full cycle of digital IT consulting services, Infopulse has been successfully helping customers in more than 30 countries transform their business for almost 30 years. Relying on advanced technologies such as Cloud, AI, AR / VR, Big Data, Data Science, IoT, Blockchain, etc., Infopulse creates many opportunities for innovation and expansion of enterprises, as well as increasing their efficiency and dynamism.

More information about the company on the website: https://www.infopulse.com


Microsoft (Nasdaq 'MSFT' @microsoft) provides the environment for digital transformation in the era of 'smart cloud' and 'smart technology'. The mission of the company is to enable every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.