- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Databases
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Storage Services
- Business Operation
- Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
IFFCO’s cloud adoption is driven by a need to innovate. With cloud infrastructure, the organization wanted capabilities for a dynamic business that can adapt to the changing needs of the market while growing fast. IFFCO wanted to shorten innovation cycles, but it was inhibited by rigid on-premises data center deployments. In addition, IT teams were burdened by the overhead of maintaining legacy systems. IFFCO wanted to apply the elasticity and availability of the cloud for improving the overall performance of applications at the lowest possible operational overhead.
Several technology systems and platforms in India’s agriculture ecosystem, including IFFCO’s, have become dependent and integrated with each other. The COVID-19 pandemic further added the ambiguity to scale IT operations, but IFFCO’S IT team quickly realized that they could turn this challenge into an opportunity by using the potential of cloud computing to its maximum.
Lastly, IFFCO needed to provide the benefits of its technology to all its stakeholders, including employees, members, transporters, and farmers, some of whom have limited literacy. To accommodate all stakeholders, IFFCO wanted to add a voice interface to its applications.
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO)
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketeer of fertilizers in the cooperative sector. It serves over 35,000 cooperatives and 55 million farmers across India. IFFCO has five manufacturing plants in India and 19 joint ventures within India and overseas. It has been using Oracle products for decades and using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) more recently to modernize its IT estate.
IFFCO uses several Oracle products for its business operations, including Oracle E-Business Suite, eVikas CRM, and several other custom applications for procurement, supply chain management, and HR management. The deployment consists of two OCI regions in India: Mumbai and Hyderabad.
OCI WAF provides security to traffic following over the internet. All incoming traffic is sent to the public subnet and the Check Point layer-7 firewall. IFFCO preferred to use separate VCNs for better isolation, more control, and reduced impact radius if a security breach occurs. EBS supports business processes and financial reporting. Exadata is used to host databases for EBS and legacy apps.
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