Proact lays down IT base for innovation at Glencore AgricultureDownload the case study
A platform to support 35 locations worldwide
With offices spread all over the globe and a network that consists of 246 storage locations and 35 processing locations, the need for a highly available and reliable infrastructure was crucial at Glencore Agriculture. The firm also sought a solution that could effectively underpin the continuous innovation work that the IT team was pursuing, while also supporting future growth ambitions.
After evaluating all the options available on the market, Glencore Agriculture chose the "Swiss army knife" of IT architectures, a best-of-breed FlexPod solution. To help the organisation leverage the technical capabilities of this state-of-the-art platform, long-term trusted advisor Proact was called in to design, implement and support the new solution, assisting the company on its transformation journey.
Able to handle growing amounts of data
Little to no downtime guaranteed
Reduced complexity decreases administration time
Glencore Agriculture wanted to find a partner that could introduce a platform which was designed around the basis that downtime should be avoided. Any new technologies had to be able to support worldwide operations while also providing the a strong foundation for innovation work.
Proact designed, implemented and optimised a bespoke FlexPod solution built on a NetApp AFF8080 MetroCluster, Cisco UCS Blade Servers and Cisco Nexus. Combined with 24/7 support from Proact's specialists, this architecture had the ability to accelerate performance, improve agility while also simplifying management.
It soon became clear that it was a great advantage that Proact knew our company well, thanks to our long-term relationship.
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