Trucks never stop rolling for Kriska Transportation Group. Logistics data from the company’s tractor-trailers have become as critical as fuel in the era of e-commerce. Customers no longer wait days for paperwork to confirm their order arrived. Instead, they want to know the location of their shipment throughout each trip. Tracking, analyzing and making this data readily available is now an essential part of the business, driving Kriska’s IT team to rely on cutting edge hybrid cloud technologies.
“We're a 24-hour shop,” said David Bergeron, Kriska’s IT director, in an interview with The Forecast by Nutanix. “Data is a big part of our business. We can't afford downtime. Even taking a one-hour outage to patch systems hurts our business.”
The third-party logistics market in Canada is expected to grow from $1.58 billion in 2019 to $3.01 billion by 2027, according to a report published by Allied Market Research. These logistics companies provide specialized services such as inventory management, cross-border hauling, door-to-door delivery and packaging of products.