Standard Foods strengthens its operations management, R&D capabilities, and security with Nutanix

Utilising the Nutanix Cloud Platform, Standard Foods was able to relocate data and migrate key applications for business process and knowledge management (Image: Pietro Jeng via Unsplash)

Nutanix has announced that Standard Foods, a major of nutraceutical products, has implemented the Nutanix Cloud Platform to boost the quality of its operations, advance its R&D capabilities, and improve its information security.

Standard Foods used Nutanix Move to relocate data across up to 30 servers to a modern data centre with the Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) technology as its foundation. In the next stage, leveraging Nutanix technology, Standard Foods plans to migrate key applications, including those utilised for business process management and knowledge management. It will also make adjustments to its virtual SAP application-hosted content and upgrade its cybersecurity software. With the implementation of Nutanix technology, Standard Foods has gained the ability to deploy most new applications in one day instead of four, making its R&D and product development cycle far more efficient. In addition, the Nutanix technology allows Standard Foods’ information technology personnel to manage hardware via a single interface, improving operational efficiency and reducing the risk of system failure.

Enhanced security is another important advantage that Standard Foods has gained by using Nutanix. As the manufacturing sector comes to rely more heavily on Internet connectivity, it becomes more exposed to bigger security risks. The security capabilities of Nutanix Flow allows for Standard Foods to configure next-generation firewalls, supporting turnkey and easier network security management for critical applications and data. Standard Foods can also leverage the Nutanix Flow features to strengthen endpoint monitoring with the help of their additional End Point Detection and Response (EDR) system.

With Nutanix HCI, Standard Foods has also been able to equip itself with cloud-based data analytics tools to identify new business opportunities. The company plans to further digitalise and is currently developing an AI chatbot tool to elevate its customer service to a new level.

“The three-tier architecture that Standard Foods had built its operations on had its limitations,” said Li Jun Ming Lee, director of Standard Foods’ information technology division. “Adopting Nutanix HCI has given our developers the dexterity they need to respond to changing requirements and stay on top of data and security.”

“It has been highly rewarding to help Standard Foods upgrade its data centre and information security protection program,” said Daniel Chang, Nutanix’s managing director for greater China. “Operating in a hybrid multi-cloud environment should open new opportunities for the company and give it the foundation to accelerate its digital transformation programme.”