Air India has shut down its data centers in New Delhi and Mumbai, migrating a significant portion of its computational workload to the cloud.
The airline owned by Tata Group announced that the shift is anticipated to aid Air India in conserving $1 million on a yearly basis. According to Ramaswamy, the chief digital and technology officer at Air India, the company has embraced a “Cloud-only” approach to its computational infrastructure.
Ramaswamy highlighted that, for them, the cloud represents more than just financial savings and operational streamlining; it embodies a fundamental reimagining of computing principles. He further added that a strategic combination of Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service methodologies have been adopted. This approach enables the company to innovate at a quicker pace.
Air India’s resource migration to the cloud was overseen by their teams located in Silicon Valley, the US, as well as Gurugram and Kochi in India.
Computational workloads, previously housed on numerous mainframes, hundreds of servers, substantial data volumes, and hundreds of pieces of equipment, underwent migration to the cloud.
As per the statement, the now-shut data centers had previously powered innovations and automated various aspects of the airline’s commercial and financial operations.