Huijie Group Dresses for Success with Nutanix
Nutanix Virtual Platform Enables Production Facility to Accelerate Virtualization Deployment, Speed up Response Times, Reduce Costs and Simplify Maintenance
CHINA – October 16, 2014 – Nutanix, the leading provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced that Huijie Group Company, China’s top lingerie manufacturer, has successfully deployed the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform at one of its production sites in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province. The new solution enables Huije to deploy virtualization throughout its businesses. With Nutanix, Huijie is now reaping benefits ranging from simplicity and ease-of-use to cost savings.
Huijie Group is an integrated company involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of lingerie in China, for its six brands – Maniform, Langerie, Enweis, Body Beauty, Coyeee and Joe Blackstone – all distributed nationwide through a sales network of 2,000 outlets. The company is headquartered in Shenzhen and operates two production bases. The Ganzhou production site deploying the Nutanix platform is one of them. The Nutanix deployment unifies the back-end operating IT services between the production site and headquarters, and offers real-time response between its 2,000 sales outlets.
Shenzhen Airuigude Technology Limited, Nutanix’s key partner in southern China, made a strong recommendation for Nutanix to Huijie after analyzing the problems at its production base. Impressed by the excellent performance during the Proof of Concept (“POC”) testing, Hujije opted for the Nutanix solution over the traditional legacy architecture.
“We are very pleased to have renowned enterprises such as the Huijie Group join our rapidly growing customer base,” said Ahim Kho, Nutanix’s Managing Director for Greater China. “The deployment clearly highlights the numerous advantages derived through the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, combining storage and compute in a single device, and the disruption to conventional architectures. The Nutanix platform addresses a series of IT challenges, dramatically simplifying IT management, reducing the need for IT resources and significantly reducing the total cost of ownership.”
Initially a conventional, storage area network (SAN) architecture was considered to address increasing demands of the company’s growing business. However, this approach was found to require more IT administrators, a bigger investment on IT infrastructure including a larger datacenter facility, additional air conditioning and an excessive amount of power. Those issues not only adversely affect deployment timelines, but would have increased cost and management.
Huije deployed the new Virtual Machines (VM) quickly and effortlessly without the need for back-end storage configurations. There was also a significant reduction in real estate, power and air-conditioning with the Nutanix 2U appliance consuming just a fraction of the footprint required by legacy solutions. The production site at Ganzhou is now managed by fewer staff who perform daily maintenance of various critical applications, including MRP, ERP and OA services as well as the large direct counter point of sales (POS) system.
Huijie has derived great value from the Nutanix solution, including cost savings, performance improvements, time to deployment and simplified management which provides a clear and easy to understand analysis of the compute, storage and networking conditions of their business critical applications. With this successful deployment completed, Huijie is now expected to extend additional deployments of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform solution to Shantou, China in Guangdong province.
Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.