Murray Goulburn Solves Growth and Flexibility Challenges With IBM
Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Company Limited of Melbourne, Australia, is best known for its flagship Devondale brand of dairy products. Farmers' co-operative Murray Goulburn wanted to introduce faster and more reliable business reporting across its nine manufacturing sites in Australia. Existing servers had reached their processing performance limits and data storage devices had reached capacity. These twin technical issues prevented Murray Goulburn from introducing new applications or from adding users, which constrained business operations. Murray Goulburn migrated from seven Sun servers to a single IBM Power Systems server, taking advantage of virtualization capabilities to introduce a high-performance, flexible landscape that solved the processing performance issues. To meet the storage challenge, the company introduced IBM SAN Volume Controller, consolidating and virtualizing storage devices.