Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL), a venture that involves equity participation by Sistema of Russia, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Shyam Group of India, is the majority shareholder in the joint venture company which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand. MTS is well recognized in India and worldwide for its commitment to high-quality and innovative telecom solutions. MTS was recently been ranked by Millward Brown as the 85th most valuable brand in the world.
SSTL’s application provider recommended Oracle as an infrastructure vendor due to its excellent reputation in India’s telecommunications sector, particularly in the wireless broadband and data services sectors.
“We needed extremely high-performing and scalable server infrastructure to support huge volumes of customer data,” said Rajeev Batra, CIO, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. “We had also heard great feedback about Oracle Exadata, so when it was time to upgrade from Oracle Database 11g, it made perfect business sense to move onto the database machine.”
SSTL implemented Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M9000 servers in February 2009, one month before the company began operations, and again in February 2012. In August 2012, the company upgraded from Oracle Database 11g to one Oracle Exadata Database Machine Quarter Rack.
“The implementations took around a month, and were both completed on time and on budget,” said Batra.
SSTL added a second Oracle Exadata Database Machine in the fourth quarter of 2012.
SSTL worked with Oracle Platinum Partner Sitronics India Pvt. Ltd. for the SPARC Enterprise M9000 server implementation. The company then worked with Oracle Consulting for the Oracle Exadata implementation.
“We were happy with the services and professional attitudes of both Sitronics and Oracle Consulting, and Sitronics continues to provide us with managed services and training,” said Batra.