M Sivasubramanian is the Head IT at L&T IDPL for the past four years. A senior IT Professional with 16 plus years of working experience in major corporates in Engineering and construction industry with various domains, he is skilled in digital, business process, process improvements, business analytics, IT strategy and management. He holds a Bachelors in Chemical Sciences and MBA in Information Systems, and has pursued various certificate courses in digital strategy and cyber law.
L&T IDPL involves in infrastructure development projects by private sector players in partnership with the central and state governments. The company has completed landmark infrastructure projects across key sectors like roads, bridges, and transmission lines for ports/airports/ hydel energy infrastructure.
Most of the business applications are developed in-house as there is no standard products available in the market. These applications serve all the business functions across organizations. It is important to keep all the applications running with high performance all the time. They have planned for a data centre and the near data centre in the same campus but in a different building which is available in the clustering mode.
The company embarked on a project for multisite cluster for intercommunication between DC and NDR. They designed and deployed Hyper V- Metro Cluster at DC and NDR to enable failover/failback. The deployment and configuration of inter-storage connectivity (replication) uses Peer Persistence technology. The project involved configuration of Qurom Witness Virtual Machine for auto failover mechanism and Microsoft SQL Cluster implementation over Hyper V for high availability. Testing of switchover and switchback of the virtual machine was implemented to achieve 100 percent node availability and business continuity.