As Linux is a relatively light software and is compatible with old systems, it has allowed Walplast to utilize its old desktops and avoid a hardware recycle.
Nair is expecting more support with the latest version of SAP open source. "I will then shift a major part of the system to open source, which will include critical applications too," he says.
Crystal Solutions added virtualization later. They sensed that after moving to open source, Walplast would need to extract the benefits of virtualization as it grew in terms of operations and locations.
"Apart from the value addition to their IT architecture from this project, the management at Walplast will be able to show savings on IT this fiscal," says Bhanushali.
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