Standard Foods upgrades data centre with Nutanix platform

Standard Foods, a provider of nutraceutical products in Taiwan, adopted the Nutanix Cloud Platform to boost the quality of its operations, advance its R&D capabilities, and improve its information security.

The Taiwanese firm operates four established brands in its home territory, including Quaker, FreshDelight, Great Day, and TDHB. 

During its nearly 36 years in the market, Standard Foods has launched more than 600 nutritional and health products and obtained 34 National Health Food Certifications.

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 used 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 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’ IT 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.”

Daniel Chang, Nutanix’s managing director for Greater China, said that operating in a hybrid multicloud environment should open new opportunities for Standard Foods and give it the foundation to accelerate its digital transformation program.