Summary

Aging and disparate IT infrastructure could no longer keep up with a beverage distribution company’s business needs to support their current applications. Datatrend assisted the beverage distributor with the selection of their current colocation (colo) facility, installed new equipment, and provided services to set up & migrate their entire data center presence & strategy. The data center migration significantly improved operations and lowered costs for the company.

Customer Profile


- Beverage Industry
- North America-Based

The Challenge

Aging and disparate IT infrastructure could no longer keep up with a beverage distribution company’s business needs to support their current applications, specifically when taking on new business through mergers and acquisitions across North America. The company had a very time-consuming and complex arrangement of data protection services in place, including Veeam, Commvault, and DataDomain. Datatrend was engaged to perform a data center migration project with the client. Both their virtual and physical workloads were supported by their Veeam and Commvault environments. The complexity of this arrangement was exacerbated by the fact that after Datatrend migrated their current SQL environment, the current Veeam and Commvault environments would no longer be able to support their growing environment without a major upgrade.

The Solution

Datatrend assisted the beverage distributor with the selection of their current colocation (colo) facility. We installed their new gear and provisioned all the services to set up & migrate their entire data center presence & strategy. To simplify the company’s complex data protection environment, Datatrend proposed a Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA). This appliance has the ability to exceed their data retention needs for tomorrow by scaling to just what is needed today, all from the same appliance. The solution also allows the company to see and gain reports from both their x86 virtual and IBMi systems from a single pane of glass. This reduces complexity and time required to make data retention adjustments.

The Result

The data center migration significantly improved operations for the company. It also lowered costs, as they have a small IT staff and this solution allowed them to consolidate four racks into one. The Dell EMC IDPA solution greatly enhanced performance, capacity, and flexibility, all from a single appliance and at a lower cost than upgrading current data protection strategies.

CALL TO ACTION!

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