Barden Produce deploys VMware’s vCloud Air


news Australian veg wholesaler Barden Produce has announced a move to VMware’s vCloud Air to bring about a more flexible and agile business model.

The Australian firm has been growing, packaging, and distributing fresh vegetables and herbs to supermarkets and grocers both at home and internationally for over 20 years.

The highly competitive nature of the industry, the firm said, means Barden Produce needs to deliver high-quality produce to customers in strict timeframes.

“The nature of the business is that there is no room for error,” it said.

With the growth of the company, Barden understood that it must make an investment in new product development and technology to ensure its customers continued to receive a seamless experience with every purchase.

Barden said it needed a flexible operational model that could deliver these outcomes and meet three key requirements of its business and customers: setting up alternative growing locations, being “agile” in supporting growth, and efficiently using the assets and capital that fund the business.

An analysis of its current operating processes concluded that the needed a reliable, proven cloud delivery model. The selected cloud partner needed to offer an easy-to-utilise, well-supported platform, and have an understanding of Barden’s business and priorities.

After a “thorough competitive search”, Barden said, it selected VMware vCloud Air.

According to the firm, VMware vCloud Air “dramatically increased” efficiencies across the business, and integration provided a “seamless” technological experience for employees.

Further, Barden said it has seen increased scalability, agility and performance since deploying vCloud Air, while the product’s simplified IT model has also increased efficiencies and cost savings across the entire business.

Following an initial pilot program with vCloud Air, Barden eventually migrated 100% of its current workloads to the platform.

Launched in 2008, vCloud Air is VMWare’s secure public cloud platform offering compute, storage, networking, disaster recovery, and other services.

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