The enterprise Cloud runs on the Virtustream xStream platform, from which Domino Sugar manages, maintains and scales its solution requirements while benefiting from flexible services and lower operating costs. xStream is built on IBM Cloud enabling technology and Tivoli automation and monitoring software. The migration took approximately sixteen weeks to complete, and included migrating SAP applications and approximately 170 non-SAP applications.
"By moving the infrastructure and applications directly onto the xStream enterprise Cloud, we were able to leverage the flexibility and interoperability of the Cloud to consolidate these systems into our own environment more efficiently", stated Don Whittington, Chief Information Officer, Domino Sugar, and Chairperson of America's SAP Users Group (ASUG) CIO Council. "The solution easily accommodated our need to commission temporary resources, a common requirement during the integration and IT migration process, without us being required to commit to long term costs."
"The IBM technology is the foundation of the xStream platform", stated Rodney Rogers, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Virtustream. "The X5 architecture seamlessly scales to meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise environments, and it also has a superior memory capability. This is critical to managing a demanding workload such as Domino's."
"In addition to being an Advanced IBM Business Partner, Virtustream is also our first SAP Cloud Business Partner for the midmarket in the UK", stated Jacqueline Davey, Vice President, IBM Business Partner Organisation, UK & Ireland. "Combining Virtustream's Cloud expertise with the capability of IBM's Cloud technologies to deliver a self provisioned, smarter supply chain solution for Domino Sugar, further underscores the value of the solutions that IBM and our Business Partners can bring to clients. The xStream platform's ability to efficiently handle transaction-intensive workloads and virtualized data centres, joined with the innovative and cost-efficient IBM technology, offers significant benefits to clients deploying SAP solutions in the Cloud."
IBM and Virtustream have recently expanded their strategic collaboration in the EMEA region. Under the new agreement, Virtustream will become one of the first IBM Business Partners where, with IBM, Virtustream will co-sell and co-deliver Cloud solutions specifically designed for the needs of midmarket clients in the UK. Virtustream is also a part of IBM's Global Partner Advisory Council.
The contract between Domino Sugar and Virtustream was signed in Q4 2010. Virtustream purchased the IBM solution in Q1 2010.