Transforming Network Efficiency: How We Transformed Mahindra & Mahindra’s Network Infrastructure to Enhance Performance and Scalability for 2000 Users?

We’ve often discussed how network upgrades in high-demand environments can present significant challenges. A common issue that often arises in these scenarios is managing large-scale migrations without compromising performance and connectivity.

This turned out to be the case for one of our prominent clients, Mahindra & Mahindra. Their design center in Chennai accommodates 2000 users who rely heavily on seamless network connectivity for their daily operations. The facility was struggling with performance, availability, and scalability issues, which significantly impacted their productivity.

Mahindra & Mahindra needed a high-speed network that could handle large datasets and provide uninterrupted access to critical services. They aimed to upgrade their existing 1G network to a 10G infrastructure to meet these demands. However, the complexity of their current system and the need for a seamless migration posed significant challenges.

Recognizing the urgency and scale of the project, Mahindra & Mahindra reached out to us. They were aware of our expertise in network infrastructure solutions and had confidence in our ability to deliver a seamless transition.

Mahindra & Mahindra embraced the concept and decided to move forward with our proposed solution. As a result, their network infrastructure saw significant improvements in performance, scalability, and operational simplicity.

In this article, you will learn how we helped Mahindra & Mahindra upgrade their network infrastructure at their Chennai design center. We’ll show you how we tackled the challenges they faced and achieved remarkable results.

Customer Need & Challenge

High User Volume

The design center facility comprises 2000 users, Managing such a significant number of users poses challenges in ensuring seamless connectivity and data access for all individuals within the facility.

Large Data Handling

Users at the design center deal with large datasets critical for their work processes. This requires a network solution capable of efficiently handling the transmission and processing of vast amounts of data without compromising speed or reliability.

High-Speed Network Requirement

The IT team envisions providing a high-speed 10G network to support the demanding requirements of the design center.

Solution Designed & Implemented

To address these challenges, we implemented a comprehensive network upgrade involving several key actions:

Fiber Optic Network Expansion

We expanded the network coverage by 700 meters using single-mode 12-core fiber cables. This ensured seamless connectivity across designated HUB rooms both pre- and post-migration.

UTP Cable Infrastructure Enhancement

We enhanced the UTP cable infrastructure by laying and terminating cables for 280 users and accommodating 18 additional users. Pre- and post-migration OTDR testing ensured optimal performance and reliability.

Network Equipment Optimization

We refreshed and spliced 372 multi-mode 6-core fiber pigtails and improved accessibility and maintenance through rack dressing in all HUB rooms. The deployment of a single virtual chassis solution upgraded the existing 1G and 10G access network.

High Availability Network Configuration

We enhanced fiber optic connections and boosted network efficiency and management capabilities through the deployment of a single virtual chassis solution.

Network Management and Monitoring

We installed JUNOS Space Network Director and added the new migrated topology to the monitoring tool, enabling centralized management and monitoring of the network infrastructure.

The Results? Enhanced Performance, Scalability, and Operational Efficiency

Our comprehensive solution delivered significant benefits to Mahindra & Mahindra:

Operational Simplicity

The implementation of a single operating system for access and distribution switches simplified network management. Features like configuration comparison, auto-rollback, and modular operating systems reduced human errors and ensured high network uptime. Switch virtualization technologies further simplified management, increasing productivity and efficiency.

Solution Scalability

The deployed solution is scalable both horizontally and vertically. The current distribution switches can support up to 1000 additional 1G/10G users. Junos fusion architecture can support up to 128 access switches, accommodating over 6000 access ports.

Enhanced Performance

By addressing critical infrastructure needs, we ensured that Mahindra & Mahindra’s design center could handle its high user volume and data demands efficiently. The upgraded network now provides robust, high-speed connectivity, supporting the center’s operational and productivity goals.

Last Words

When we started working with Mahindra & Mahindra, their network infrastructure was struggling with performance and scalability issues. The goal was to ensure a seamless migration to a high-speed 10G network to support 2000 users at their Chennai design center.

By the end of our project, the improvements were remarkable. The upgraded network infrastructure not only enhanced performance but also ensured scalability and operational efficiency.

To recap, we expanded the fiber optic network, enhanced UTP cable infrastructure, optimized network equipment, configured a high-availability network, and implemented robust network management and monitoring tools.

These changes contributed to a network that could efficiently handle large datasets and high user volumes.

No longer did Mahindra & Mahindra have to worry about performance bottlenecks or scalability issues. Our interventions ensured their network infrastructure was robust, high-performing, and scalable, supporting their operational and productivity goals.

Making these changes ensured they were investing in the right areas, leading to significant improvements in overall performance and user satisfaction.

We help companies transform their network infrastructure to enhance performance, scalability, and operational efficiency. Reach out to us today to discover how our solutions can revolutionize your business.

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