Agricultural Supplier Keeps High Performance, Cuts Costs by 40 Percent With Switch From Oracle to Microsoft
DeLaval provides dairy farmers with a range of equipment and solutions, such as milking systems, herd management services, and cleaning products. The company uses a Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for its mission-critical sales activities. When DeLaval sought to replace aging hardware for the Siebel system, it determined that upgrading the system's Oracle database software would be prohibitively expensive. The company decided to replace Oracle with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise data management software and the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, running the software on an HP ProLiant DL380 server computer and a NetApp disk storage system.