Virtual private cloud enables Indorama to reduce carbon footprint

Indorama Ventures (formerly Wellman International) is Europe's largest producer of high quality polyester staple fibres. The company employs more than 270 people at its Irish manufacturing facility in Co Meath. Wellman's recycling plants in France and The Netherlands process over 1.6 billion post-consumer PET bottles annually.

Virtual private cloud enables Indorama to reduce carbon footprint
The Challenge

Indorama Ventures (formerly Wellman International) needed to address the problems posed by an ageing and increasingly troublesome hardware infrastructure along with the importance of strengthening their¬†systems’ resilience. In order to reduce their carbon footprint, they focused on minimising power consumption, cooling requirements and their dependence on large UPSs.

The Solution

Following a tender process, Trilogy Technologies was selected as the preferred solution provider. Trilogy implemented a fully redundant virtual private cloud infrastructure. Additional storage is configured on a virtual platform and located in a separate communications room on the Indorama campus. The Storage Area Networks provide Indorama with continuous uptime while also addressing business continuity and disaster recovery.

The Result

The complete solution is underpinned by a Trilogy managed service which includes system and application monitoring along with management and reporting via the Trilogy edge/point portal. Indorama now has real-time online replication on its IT systems. This enables the company to respond quickly in the event of any failure or disaster. Should their systems go down, they know that the virtual environment will ensure users experience minimum disruption.

achievements

  • Continuous uptime, addressing business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Eliminated risk and cost associated with outdated hardware
  • Improved disaster recovery and high availability options
  • Ability to use cloud computing on a greater scale to further enhance service to the business

client perspective

" We were impressed by Trilogy's spread of technological expertise and track record. We are very happy with the way the project has gone and we have found Trilogy to be very professional in terms of project management, planning, implementation and support. "

Joe Hanley, IT Manager