Australian fruit and vegetable retailer Harris Farm Markets is moving to an IBM Flex System.
Harris Farm Markets, courtesy IBM
Australian fruit and vegetable retailer Harris Farm Markets is moving to an IBM Flex System solution to boost the performance of its critical systems, including its enterprise resource (ERP) system. Harris Farm offers fresh produce through its 23 stores across New South Wales.
The IBM Flex System deployment is part of a broader solution delivered by IBM Business Partner Hands-on Systems, which has designed a solution that should support business growth for Harris Farm for at least ten years.
As part of its emphasis on scalable efficiency, the solution will reduce Harris Farm’s data footprint by up to 80 percent through real-time data compression, as well as optimize application performance using IBM’s “easy-tier” functionality, which automatically transfers load between high-performance disks and solid state drives during intensive periods of operation.
“Harris Farm’s reputation rests on our ability to offer the freshest quality produce possible,” notes Simon Maizels, CIO for Harris Farm Markets. “By optimizing our ERP system with state-of-the-art hardware performance, the IBM Flex System will allow us to build on that reputation by offering us unprecedented capacity and response time when managing our supply lines, analytics and automatic stock replenishment systems. Additionally, the solution will enable us to grow our new online delivery service which we plan to expand to the Sydney metro area in 2013.”
Working with Hands-on Systems, IBM will provide Harris Farm Markets with a customized Flex System which will include an IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis, two IBM Compute nodes, and an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system.
The solution is expected to be delivered by mid-January 2013.