Metinvest Digital moved Metinvest Group’s IT infrastructure to Microsoft Azure cloud platform

Metinvest Digital completed a project aimed at Metinvest Group's IT infrastructure  migration to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. 

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


Jointly with Infopulse and Microsoft, Metinvest Digital carried out migration that became one of the largest in Ukraine and lasted almost 12 months. Last year Metinvest Digital moved all IT services of Metinvest Group's assets in Europe and the USA to the Azure cloud platform.

Chief Information Officer of Metinvest Group, Chief Executive Officer of Metinvest Digital Sergey Detyuk:

  “Transition to the comprehensive use of cloud data centers is a new step in the development of Metinvest Group’s IT. The company will benefit a lot from Microsoft Azure technologies and solutions. Firstly, it is flexible scaling of computing resources and information storage systems. We will be able to respond faster to business needs for deploying new systems or services. Secondly, highly reliable IT infrastructure, in particular information security, will help mitigate risks of downtime and ensure business continuity at our enterprises. Thirdly, CapEx and OpEx for infrastructure support will go down. Therefore, we will save more than UAH 80 million from migration to the cloud in a 10-year horizon. Furthermore, state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure underpins the improvement of the existing IT systems and rapid implementation of industry 4.0 technologies.”

Jan Peter De Jong, Microsoft Ukraine Country Manager:

 Metinvest Group has carried out a tremendous digital transformation. Migrating to Azure, our clients receive a set of reliable cloud services that are constantly expanded, with the highest possible level of security assured by the team of experts, as well as funds to comply with standards, norms and certifications trusted by enterprises, government and startups around the world. Microsoft is committed to help Ukrainian companies modernize their business using the latest technologies. Thanks to the partnership with Metinvest Digital and Infopulse, we are witnessing in Ukraine an exceptional case of Metinvest powerful digital transformation that will help the group of companies develop further by implementing new innovative solutions in the steelmaking industry.”

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

 “Infopulse is a company at the forefront of great challenges in 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 project in Eastern Europe, we could not stand by. Our experience, confidence in Infopulse team’s expertise and capabilities, as well as ambitious goals and highly professional team of Metinvest Digital encouraged us to make every effort to implement this, without exaggeration, large-scale project. Synergy of two teams enabled us to hold extremely productive architectural sessions in a fairly short time and develop the most optimal solution to meet high standards of Metinvest Group business.”

Metinvest Group is one of the largest Microsoft customers in Ukraine. Moving to the cloud even now enables the Group to implement IT innovations in a faster and more effective manner. According to the IT development strategy, the short term plans of the company encompasses implementation of new and development of existing projects aimed at industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and big data processing (Big Data), manufacturing execution systems (MES), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI & ML), use of drones and UAVs in production, computer vision systems, and other innovative solutions and technologies.

Reference Information

Metinvest Digital is a Ukrainian IT company that specializes in digital transformation of large businesses and implements projects in Ukraine, Europe and North America. The company develops, implements and supports integrated IT solutions for build-up of process infrastructure, development of information systems, strategic outsourcing, data migration, system integration, cybersecurity, and information security. Metinvest Digital is an IT business partner of Metinvest Group, rendering services to more than 30 companies of the Holding worldwide. The company is a Microsoft  Gold Certified Partner and a SAP  Silver Partner.


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Metinvest is an international metals and mining group of companies. It is included in the top 50 steel producers and the top 10 mining companies in the world. The Group has significant reserves of iron ore and owns coal mines and steel plants in Ukraine, Bulgaria, the UK, Italy, and the USA. Metinvest sells products through its own sales network in 100 countries. Metinvest’s steel is used to build landmark structures around the world, such as the Olympic Stadium and the Darnitsky Bridge in Kiev, a new shelter over the fourth unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the Apple Campus in California, and the Shard London skyscraper.


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Infopulse is a Ukrainian company, being part of TietoEVRY, the leading Nordic IT company, and an international service provider in the field of software development, system integration, cybersecurity and IT infrastructure management. Providing a full range of digital IT consulting services, Infopulse has been successfully helping its customers in more than 30 countries worldwide transform their business for almost 30 years. Relying on cutting edge technologies such as Cloud, AI, AR / VR, Big Data, Data Science, IoT, Blockchain, etc., Infopulse creates many opportunities for innovations and expansion of enterprises, making them more efficient and dynamic.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq 'MSFT' @microsoft) provides environment for digital transformation in the times of “intelligent cloud” and “intelligent technology.” Company’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the plant to achieve more.