A beverage company changes data strategy to revolutionize workflow efficiencies and improve business resilience
An integrated beverage manufacturer of beers and soft drinks.
Faced with a compelling operational requirement to handle vast information resources efficiently and more securely, a leading Zimbabwean beverage manufacturer found itself evaluating several data storage and transmission solutions. Building and maintaining its own data centre was among the top options considered. However, a venture of this nature, despite its significant impacts on the organisation’s capital expenditure was not enough to meet the company’s unique data storage, redundancy and security needs to guarantee business continuity. It was further ascertained that in the long run, scaling up capacity to support the organisation’s growth strategy would also be a complicated affair with serious financial implications on the business.
Outsourcing data centre services was the next option considered. The obvious cost savings from not having to build a data centre or recruit IT experts to carry out the requisite around the clock maintenance of infrastructure made this a more viable alternative. Nevertheless, even with this immensity of benefits, choosing a suitable data centre to trust with the storage of its critical applications and prized information was no small decision. Factors such as responsive customer support, robust security, solid reliability, and ready accessibility were paramount. It was against this background that the company sought the services of Dandemutande to help address its needs.
· Co-location for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Backup
· Direct internet Access of 100MBPS
· Web and domain hosting services
· SSL Certificates
Working hand in hand with the beverage company was Dandemutande’s foremost priority that ultimately led to the successful development of a tailored, beneficial solution to meet its needs and objectives. This involved a thorough review of the company’s disaster recovery capabilities and an exhaustive audit of its web and internet tunnel. Deployment of the resulting recommendations enabled the company to save 40% of its intended budget, as co-location is more cost efficient than hosting their own severs. Fail-over uninterrupted power supply and effective power redundancy solutions gave the company a break on electricity bills. Human capital costs reduced since Dandemutande has a team of experts responsible for managing their servers. The speed of transaction processing through Dandemutande’s Dedicated Internet Access was also increased by up to 10 times what the previous internet service provider allowed, thus
improving overall workflow efficiencies. While web and domain hosting services gave the organisation a more professional outlook, and boosted website security and performance.
Business Value Realised
· Reduced data storage cost savings from outsourcing rather than building and maintaining a data centre.
· Greater collaboration as cloud-based applications optimises decentralised and remote working efficiencies.
· Scalability to ensure greater agility and responsiveness to business demands and cycles.
· Improved business resilience through disaster recovery as data restoration is quick and seamless
· Increased data protection and encryption through SSL certificates.
· Highly stable internet connectivity through Direct Internet Access to increase efficiency and process workflows with ease.
Dandemutande is an innovative, fast-growing Internet Access Provider that merges cutting-edge connectivity, voice, productivity, cloud, and cyber security solutions with 24/7 support to help optimise the performance of your business.