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Nutanix Enables TAL Apparel Limited to Embrace IT Transformation with Simplicity and Scalability
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:26:41 PM


Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Reduces Power and Rack Space Costs by 62 Percent

HONG KONG – 27 February 2017– Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the celebration of a one-year collaboration with the global garment manufacturing giant, TAL Apparel Limited (TAL Apparel). By adopting the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, TAL Apparel is able to embrace IT transformation, significantly reducing time required for IT infrastructure management, and focus more resources on leading innovations in garment manufacturing.

Headquartered in Hong Kong with 11 factories across Asia, TAL Apparel found it difficult for its legacy IT infrastructure for business critical applications to keep up with the pace of its business expansion in Asia. Complex issues in IT infrastructure and shortage of skilled IT talent in local markets made it challenging for TAL Apparel to maintain operations of their IT facilities in new factories located in Asian high-growth markets such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. To enhance operational efficiency and support further business expansion, TAL Apparel began identifying vendors to transform their IT operations and embrace a simple, yet scalable IT infrastructure.

“With years of experience deploying legacy infrastructures in multiple markets, we believe that web-scale, hyperconvergence and cloud-like infrastructure should be our way moving forward. As we expand our footprint across a number of growth markets, IT infrastructures at our corporate offices and off-site locations must operate with both simplicity and scalability in order to ensure efficiency and give us peace of mind. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform enabled us to evolve past our legacy IT infrastructure and scale out anytime, anywhere.” said Mr. Kai Kiang, Vice President, Information Technology of TAL Apparel Limited. With the deployment of Nutanix solutions, all existing applications, including the JBoss application server on Linux, Apache webserver, IBM WebSphere application server, IBM DB2 and file server, as well as network services including Windows Active Directory, DHCP and DNS servers were successfully migrated to the new platform.

Significant Savings on Resources

Having deployed the Nutanix solutions at the corporate offices in Hong Kong and factories in eight countries across Asia over the past year, TAL Apparel was able to reduce the time needed for day-to-day infrastructure management by 65 percent, mainly from the provisioning, as well as backup and restoring of virtual machines. Moreover, by adopting Nutanix, the overall rack space is reduced by 82 percent. Within one year of adopting Nutanix solutions, TAL Apparel was able to lower power consumption by 72 percent, achieving an overall reduction of power and rack space costs of 62 percent. TAL Apparel’s IT administrators were also able to leverage one-click non-disruptive upgrades and preventive alerts from Nutanix, enabling them to reduce overall operating costs and time spent on constant manual supervision across different locations.

“We are thrilled to partner with TAL Apparel to help enhance operational efficiency over the past year. Nutanix is committed to supporting TAL Apparel’s continuous growth with our enterprise cloud solutions, bringing more value to their IT environment. Our enterprise cloud offerings not only allow TAL Apparel and other customers to embrace the evolution of next generation enterprise IT infrastructures with ease, our solutions also enable easy, non-disruptive upgrades and automatic dispatch of preventive alerts to ensure operational efficiency,” said Edward Yeung, Managing Director, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Nutanix.

“As a company that operates 24/7 globally, we appreciate the opportunity to be able to address any system failures or corruptions before they even happen. With Nutanix, we are able to design a combined compute and storage infrastructure mitigating single point of system failures or corruptions, simplify the setup and management for both local and corporate IT staffs. Nutanix is very compatible with other legacy technology and applications, allowing a smooth and trouble-free transition. Their pay-as-you-grow purchasing model also allows us to plan resources more effectively and scale out with ease,” Kiang added.

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