Chitranjan Kesari is the Head of Information Technology department at Kanakia Group from July 2018. Prior to joining Kanakia Group, he has worked with Lodha Group, Omkar Realtors, Jindal SAW and Advanced Enzyme. Kesari has over 21 years of rich experience in business operations, consulting, design, infrastructure operations across industries like education, entertainment, hospitality, pharma and biotech, steel, real estate, manufacturing, textile and research. Kesari has specialised in SAP, CRM, IT infrastructure, cloud, mobility, including aligning IT investments with business objectives, strategic planning with budget forecasting, cost optimizations and network security.
Kanakia Group zeroed in on a hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to meet the group’s key business objectives of scalability and ease of using technology. One of the major benefits of this HCI based project is that the company could effectively reduce TCO (total cost of ownership). Other added benefits were easy manageability, faster application rollouts and also saving on datacentre expenses on account of rack space, power and cooling. Prior to the HCI deployment, the company's attendance regularization process was a cumbersome one. However, this HCI project cut down this time-consuming process to a mere 2-3 minutes. A faster rollout of virtual machines to various IT users was also made possible. The HCI solution helped future-proof Kanakia Group and be cloud-ready for rolling out applications targeted by IT users in the company.