The Who

  • World-renowned fast-food chain
  • 900 UK restaurants
  • 50 brand-operated restaurants, with the remaining number as franchises
  • 2x UK datacentres

The Challenge

  • Looking to refresh their server infrastructure
  • Technology close to end of life
  • Also needed to upgrade VMware hypervisor
  • Creating performance bottlenecks
  • Need later arose to refresh their storage also

The Solution

  • Initial review of both physical and virtual environment
  • Discovered hardware wouldn't allow upgrades to the latest version of VMware hypervisor
  • Proposed a hyperconverged infrastructure be explored
  • Various solutions evaluated and Nutanix selected
  • Ensured compatibility with rest of the infrastructure
  • Enabled compute and storage to be refreshed in a single project

The Benefits

  • License savings by replacing VMware hypervisor with that included with Nutanix
  • Huge reduction in support costs and OPEX savings
  • Improved visibility of estate using Nutanix management tools
  • Added resiliency thanks to spare nodes in event of failover
  • Reduced footprint creating massive space savings in datacentre

Why Servium?

  • Liked the different alternatives put forwards
  • Evaluated an emerging technology that otherwise would have been overlooked
  • Strong relationship with Nutanix got right resources engaged in project
  • Extensive knowledge of customer estate made for easier implementation