Four state electricity boards opt for Sanovi's disaster recovery management system

03rd September 2010
Four state electricity boards opt for Sanovi's disaster recovery  management  system
From Left P.P.Subramanian, CEO, Sanovi Technologies, Som Satsangi, Director, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP India, Biswanath Bhattacharya, Director, Technology Services, HP India Sales Pvt. Lakshman Narayanaswamy, Co-Founder and VP Products, Sanovi Technologies and Faisal Paul, Head of Marketing and Solution Alliances at HP Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP India at the HP ISV event

Leading Indian player in disaster recovery management, Sanovi Technologies has just won DRM implementation projects with the electricity boards of four states. The projects under the "Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme" (APDRP) involves working with the Electricity Boards and energy distribution companies in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
In an effort to curb loss of power owing to theft and Transmission & Distribution  losses the central  Ministry of Power has directed the states to quicken the pace of  the  restructured   power development and reforms programme. The thrust is on IT-enabling the  sector using an integrated platform. The IT platform will assist in capturing and validating both energy and revenue.

Sanovi will assist the utilities in setting up of a Disaster Recovery centre. The DR management Suits will help in online monitoring of the DR process and will be implemented on all the Data base instances in the primary site. The DR solution integrates with storage based replication. 
“The APDRP wins mark Sanovi’s entry into the eGovernance projects and into Utilities, both very big categories in their own right", says Sanovi CEO, Subramanian Parameswaran.
In July the company , was honoured at the HP ISV Summit 2010 (held in India for the second time) as one of the top 5 Independent Service Vendors among 125 ISVs working with HP. 
Founded in 2002, Sanovi, helps organizations proactively manage disaster recovery (DR) environments and ensure business managers that business applications can be recovered in compliance with service level agreements.

Tech Note: Disaster Recovery Management and Business Continuity
What is disaster recovery ?
Disaster Recovery is an organizations ability to recover and operate core process/services that enables it to transact business with its customers and partners.

Why organizations need DR and BC solutions?
Increasing use of critical business process and related IT systems and the impact to business if critical IT systems become unavailable. Also the cost of down time is multifaceted – financial loss, loss of reputation and customer dissatisfaction. Further in several vertical markets, DR is required by regulatory authorities and DR capability must be demonstrated on a regular basis.

What are the common reasons cited for not deploying a DR plan for an organization?

"We don’t need DR plan, since..."
• we have not been hit by a disaster, these things don’t happen here
• we are replicating our data, that is our DR plan
• My team of experts can bring up our infrastructure in case of need
• DR is for big companies, my company can postpone the decision

Which are the ideal target sectors for these products / services? DR management solutions are most applicable to verticals that have critical IT applications and by regulation need to demonstrate DR capabilities. Banking & finance, manufacturing, egovernment, telecom are some of the verticals that are targets for these products/services.

What is the current market for DRM solutions in India? What are recent trends in this space?
The market for DR in India is growing. Consider some numbers: There are over 140  participants  in Reserve Bank of India's Real Time Gross Settlement  network; all of them must have a DR for their RTGS application. SAP has announced that it aims to expands its base in India to 10,000 in 2010- customers that deploy ERP applications are target DR customers.

The government has major initiatives in egovernance, each of these project has  critical data that must have a DR solution.

Sep 5 2010