Anand Mangalam is GM-IT at Gerdau Steel India. With over 25 years of experience in managing IT infra, his expertise lies in application operations, IT management and large IT infrastructure projects. He is passionate about business profitability, agility and sustainable growth. Prior to joining Gerdau in 2012, he served as the Group IT Head, India, at Henkel.
Steel giant Gerdau Steel India wanted to revamp its infrastructure with the end goals of lowering cost of doing business, and increasing operational efficiency. The company implemented a hyper converged infrastructure solution, which ensured operational benefits. Additionally, the solution ensured high reliability, more scalability and the capability of controlling the entire infrastructure through a single interface.
The organization is reaping the benefits in terms of increased agility in compute, running reports, completing transactions, and smooth operations during financial closures etc. The core storage and compute functionality in a single, highly virtualized environment has led to increased margins as well as huge operational benefits.
The Gerdau India - Digitalising steel with Smarter steel plant was also the runners-up for CII Digitalization and Innovation award 2017.