Mankind Pharma uses SoftLayer to drive business growth

Written by Pupul Dutta | Updated: May 20 2014, 21:12pm hrs
IBM today announced that Mankind Pharma has selected SoftLayers cloud platform to support its business growth and expansion. SoftLayer, an IBM company, will enable Mankind Pharma to significantly improve the performance of its business critical applications and scale the use of these applications across multiple locations.

Given the exponential growth, Mankind Pharma wanted to align its IT infrastructure with the business goals of the company, while keeping operations and capital expenditures to a minimum. The company also wanted an IT infrastructure to scale based on the seasonal peaks and troughs of the pharmaceutical business.

We chose SoftLayer as a service which helped us deploy our business critical application on cloud which required a highly scalable infrastructure to meet the ongoing demands of the market. SoftLayer is geared to meet these requirements and help us continue our strong business momentum and provide greater client satisfaction, said Pramod Gokhale, Vice President-Information Services & Strategy, Mankind Pharma.

Apart from scaling operations during peak months, the SoftLayer infrastructure will also help Mankind Pharma scale up quickly when it expands operations to international markets.

IBM has been a strategic partner of Mankind Pharma for a long time and it is exciting to see our engagement is expanding on to cloud. With SoftLayer, IBM is focused on providing higher value and delivering unmatched expertise and capabilities to help clients tackle business specific challenges with cloud. With SoftLayer cloud, Mankind Pharma can have a better control on their operations to drive business growth, said Ganesh Margabandhu, General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM India South Asia.