Incorporated in 2004 and headquartered in Mumbai, Tata Sky Ltd. is a leading, direct-to-home, satellite-broadcasting, television-service provider in India. The company provides and installs set-top boxes offering picture, sound, and interactive services for television, as well as high-definition content channels and recorders, and video on demand. As a joint venture between the global Tata Group and British Sky Broadcasting Group, Tata Sky delivers its satellite television service to more than 12 million customers across the country.
Tata Sky chose Oracle’s SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers due to their binary-compatibility and guarantee for legacy applications and the company’s positive experience using Oracle Database for the past seven years.
“With Oracle’s SPARC servers running on Oracle Solaris, we gained peace of mind for our 24/7 television service, enabling us to scale our services to growing demand while steadily meeting service level agreement requirements and supporting our revenue growth,” said N. Ravishanker, CIO, Tata Sky.
Tata Sky engaged Oracle partner Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) and Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services for its server-consolidation project. With Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services’ highly competent and specialized skills in deploying complex IT infrastructure, Tata Sky completed the project in only four months—ahead of schedule and within budget.
TCS provided Tata Sky with configuration and system administration support for its complex server consolidation project and continues with postimplementation support.
“We were very impressed with TCS’s highly specialized skills and experience with Oracle SPARC servers, enabling us to integrate seamlessly with our legacy applications and reduce our costs,” Ravishanker said.