Case Study: Domino Sugar

Defining Goals and Identifying Trusted Partners

Though Domino Sugar continues to grow and expand operations, the IT team has managed to maintain their IT budget at less than one percent of overall revenue. For ongoing, efficient management of their IT infrastructure, they looked to the cloud to deliver flexibility and cost savings while improving speed, reliability and security of SAP production systems. They remained firm that whatever deployment option they chose could not sacrifice - even in the slightest - the performance of the SAP systems, which managed over 20 TB of data for thousands of users in North America.

The Move to the Cloud – Tangible Benefits

Following a 90-day migration process, Domino deployed their entire IT infrastructure on xStream, Virtustream’s consumption-based cloud platform capable of handling complex production applications. The project included a multi-thousand seat SAP enterprise application system.

As a result, SAP systems now operate up to twice as fast on xStream and are highly available and secure. The xStream platform leverages an Intel Xeon processor 5680, which delivers a twofold performance increase over non-virtualized, older generation Intel processor - based servers.

Domino projects up to a 40 percent reduction in total cost of ownership over three years, while also increasing availability and shrinking disaster recovery times. The cost savings enable business growth and the flexibility they gain from running applications on the cloud enables their team to focus on delivering business value rather than managing hardware.

The most significant cost savings are associated with eliminating the need to purchase hardware for a specific amount of time. Virtustream’s utility-based deployment and pricing gave Domino the flexibility to rapidly add resources as needed. This allows for a more efficient utilization of resources and a true consumption based pricing model. Managed services will also be purchased based on aggregate workload per month rather than by infrastructure provisioned, delivering further efficiency to the bottom line.

Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid - while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud.
Krystle Waters
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