Largo Foods improves performance and future proof with virtual cloud solution

Irish company Largo Foods is the leading manufacturer and distributor of premium snack foods in Ireland. The company supplies branded and own label products to Ireland, the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, Asia and Middle East, representing iconic snack-food brands including Tayto, Hunky Dorys, King and Perri. Established in 1983, Largo Foods has production facilities in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Gweedore, Co. Donegal and the UK. The company employs 530 people in Ireland.

Largo Foods improves performance and future proof with virtual cloud solution
The Challenge

Largo Foods needed to upgrade their ERP server infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing business. It was also clear that the company would need to upgrade their complete server farm over the next couple of years. To achieve this, the business needed to move to a virtualized disaster recovery solution capable of 24×7 system access and fail-over in the event of an interruption or disaster.

The Solution

Following a detailed tendering process, Trilogy implemented a fully redundant virtual private cloud infrastructure based on IBM servers, storage and backup – building the infrastructure in VMware VSphere 5 technology. Additional IBM storage is configured on the virtual platform and is located in a separate data centre.

The Result

The SAN’s are connected via fibre optic backbone using the backup and replication features of VMware and provide Largo with continuous uptime while also addressing business continuity and disaster recovery. They also allow online replication and automated failover of Largo’s ERP system.

 

achievements

  • Storage, backup and Infrastructure built using VMware VSphere 5 technology
  • A virtualized disaster recovery solution capable of 24x7 system access and fail-over in the event of an interruption or disaster
  • Continuous uptime while also addressing business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Online replication and automated failover of Largo’s ERP system

client perspective

" The integrity, security and recoverability of our data is crucial for our business, so choosing the right database partner was absolutely essential. We're confident we made the right choice with Trilogy. "

Michael McGinn, IT Manager