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Food Giant JBS Enhances Data Management with Hitachi Vantara's Virtualized All-Flash Storage

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Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Database Management & Storage
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Storage Services
Applicable Industries
  • Cement
  • Food & Beverage
Applicable Functions
  • Sales & Marketing
Use Cases
  • Construction Management
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
About The Customer
JBS S.A. is a Brazilian multinational and one of the world’s largest food companies. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in São Paulo, the company operates in 15 countries and employs more than 250,000 people. JBS has a diversified product portfolio that extends from fresh and frozen meats to ready-to-eat dishes. Its renowned brands in Brazil and abroad include Friboi, Swift, Seara, Doriana, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Primo, among others. The company also operates in related businesses such as leathers, biodiesel, collagen, hygiene and cleaning, transport, and waste management solutions.
The Challenge
JBS S.A., a Brazilian multinational and one of the world’s largest food companies, was facing a significant challenge in managing its growing data requirements. The company, which has a diversified product portfolio and is present in 15 countries with over 250,000 employees, refreshes its technology every five years. In 2020, the need for more data storage was felt across all business departments, including administration, sales, and marketing. The company was in need of a high-performance solution that would fit its budget and reduce its data center footprint while meeting its growing data requirements. Additionally, the solution needed to be compatible with Cisco, a key requirement for the company.
The Solution
To address its data management challenges, JBS turned to Hitachi Vantara, introduced to them by their long-term partner StarLink. The company chose Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F1500, an all-flash storage solution. The implementation of this solution was carried out with utmost care to avoid causing disruption to production processes and JBS employees, suppliers, and customers. The virtualization feature of VSP F1500 made it possible to migrate other disks to the new system quickly, simply, and safely. This not only minimized downtime but also freed up time for the IT team to focus on more strategic activities.
Operational Impact
  • The implementation of Hitachi VSP F1500 has provided JBS with a range of operational benefits. The company now enjoys faster response times, which has improved the efficiency of its operations. The reduced data center footprint has led to cost savings and made the company's operations more sustainable. The improved performance has enabled the company to handle its growing data requirements more effectively. The greater resilience of the system has enhanced the company's ability to handle potential disruptions. Furthermore, the scalability of the solution ensures that it can support the company's growth in the future.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Reduced data center footprint
  • Higher performance
  • Greater resilience

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