Supermarket chain revamps IT infrastructure with Nutanix

itwire | April 23, 2020

Drakes worked with Nutanix and Adelaide-based IT service provider Nuago to replace its ageing IT environment with Nutanix HCI. The new infrastructure supports Drakes' $125 million, state-of-the-art automated distribution centre, including advanced robotics technology, warehouse management, point of sales (POS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. "We've seen our warehousing and IT requirements more than double in the past few weeks, but we've maintained 100% availability across all of our systems," said Drakes IT manager Phillip Romano.

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