Heritage Foods, one of the largest private sector dairy enterprises in Southern India has been aided by EMC in restructuring its IT infrastructure. The deployment has helped the company reduce its operational costs (Opex) significantly.
The Hyderabad-based retailer that sells its food and grocery products under the brand “Heritage Fresh” having 110 retail outlets at present, was able to reduce the project time and rapidly achieve the project target. With the investment of the company in EMC technology solutions, it will expand its areas of operations with 150 retail outlets and expand its presence in other parts of the country.
EMC India claims that Heritage Foods’ previous IT platform lacked the flexibility needed to release new services, resulting into delayed application delivery. On top of this, the cost involved in scaling up the platform to match the performance requirements was phenomenal.
“To ensure efficient customer service, smooth internal operation and increase the overall productivity of the company, it is crucial to upgrade the IT infrastructure,” said Srikant Pachigolla of Heritage Foods in a statement.
EMC said VSPEX has helped Heritage Foods eliminate the high licensing costs associated with the earlier servers and reduce time and effort in operations management, leading to significant cut in TCO. Due to investment in virtualization, VSPEX has improved the utilization of the IT infrastructure by distributing the infrastructure as per the usage requirements.
Heritage Foods benefited from the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure including EMC VNX5200 unified storage, EMC Avamar deduplication backup software, EMC RecoverPoint data protection and recovery tool, VMware vSphere virtualization, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers, and Cisco switches. Heritage Foods has made investment in EMC Avamar which uses deduplication to identify unique changed data on a daily basis and stores it as a daily backup in few minutes to streamline backup administration.
In addition, Heritage has implemented a FLASH 1st strategy by combining VNX, FAST Cache, and a combination of solid-state and SAS drives. VNX, along with FAST Cache, can attain the performance benchmark of as high as 15,000 IOPS assisting Heritage to easily manage I/O extensive workloads.