Aurivo is an agricultural co-operative with interests in a range of areas, including dairy, consumer foods, sports nutrition, retail, livestock marts, and animal nutrition. It has 650 employees and a turnover in excess of €400m.
Aurivo is a highly innovative business that has helped to transform the agri-food sector in Ireland, but it was running on legacy systems that were no longer delivering the level of performance the company needed. There wasn’t enough processing power, so applications and processes ran extremely slowly. This also led to excessive management resources being required to keep everything operational.
Furthermore, it had a disaster recovery system that was also no longer fit for purpose as it was contracted out to a third-party provider and was expensive.
Aurivo wanted to upgrade its IT infrastructure in line with its budget. It also wanted to minimise the IT resources required to manage the system.
We presented a hyperconverged solution to Aurivo using HPE SimpliVity. This solution greatly simplified the company’s IT infrastructure, with four nodes replacing multiple racks of outdated servers. With this infrastructure in place, we optimised and automated Aurivo’s backup processes according to the needs of the business, and we brought disaster recovery in-house. We added HPE InfoSight and predictive analytics to the solution, too, giving Aurivo real-time oversight of its entire IT infrastructure, disaster recovery, and backups, as well as enabling the ongoing analysis of future requirements.
We pride ourselves on innovation here at Aurivo, but our IT infrastructure was no longer fit for purpose.
It was costly, inefficient, and created unnecessary risks, while also limiting our potential for further innovation in the future.