Noble Foods: Helping UK’s centenary-old fresh food supplier to streamline its operation
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Noble Foods - a UK-based fresh food manufacturer and supplier - needed to modernise their data centres and disaster recovery capability with a complete solution that would simplify managing their VMware environment on-site and in remote offices. As they were growing and developing new products and brands, they wanted assurance that their new solution would future-proof the business for at least five years.
Constor Solutions recommended Dell EMC VxRail and Data Domain appliances with Data Protection Suite for VMware and RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines.
Noble worked with Constor on the design and implementation of the new solution. They had already adopted VMware and the fact that VxRail is integrated directly with VMware is a massive plus. Dell EMC hardware and software work seamlessly with VMware. Noble has a single pane of glass management through vCenter and the monitoring of the environment is taken care of by Constor and Dell. This way, a single point of contact is established to alert Noble automatically when issues or faults are identified.
Noble uses their VxRail systems to host their production and DR workloads running 183 VMs totaling 96TB. Data Protection Suite backs up their VMs daily and Recover Point for Virtual Machines (RP4VMs) is continuously replicating their VMs to their DR site. They use the DD Boost to reduce their backup window. All their policies and proxies are deployed automatically by Data Protection Suite.
Noble’s Dell EMC solution with hyper-converged infrastructure and comprehensive data protection has proven its worth to their team. They anticipate savings in storage footprint, power consumption and tape backup. The solution has also provided immeasurable peace of mind.
Supports and enables business growth
Reduces storage footprint, compute costs and environmental costs
Eliminates the need for manual updates, freeing staff time to focus on innovation
Enables snapshot-based recoveries in minutes
Streamlines backups from remote offices
“Our data is safer now with RP4VMs. Before all we had was the previous night’s backups. Now we have all these additional snapshots throughout the day.”