Largo Foods Implements Virtual Private Cloud

Pictured from left: John Casey, Sales Director, Trilogy Technologies, Michael McGinn, IT Manager, Largo Foods, Edel Creely, Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies


Thursday 2nd October 2014

Largo Foods Implements Virtual Private Cloud

Largo Foods is an Irish company and is the leading manufacturer and distributor of premium snack foods (crisps, snacks, peanuts and popcorn) in Ireland.

The company supplies branded and own label products to Ireland, the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, Asia and Middle East. The company represents some of the most 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 has implemented a virtualized private cloud infrastructure and disaster recovery solution to future proof and improve performance of its IT environment.

“We needed to upgrade our ERP server infrastructure. It also became clear that our complete server farm would need to be upgraded over the course of the next couple of years.  Looking at the options available we decided to move to virtualized disaster recovery solution capable of 24×7 system access and fail-over in the event of an interruption or disaster.”
Michael McGinn, IT Manager, Largo Foods.

Following a detailed tendering process Trilogy Technologies was selected as the preferred solution provider for Largo Foods. Trilogy implemented a fully redundant virtual private cloud infrastructure based on IBM Servers, Storage and Backup and built 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 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