Pet food supplier virtualises IT infrastructure

Wednesday 9 January 2013

An Irish pet food supplier is investing in virtualisation tools in a bid to operate more efficiently, it has been reported.

According to Silicon Republic, C&D Foods is virtualising its IT infrastructure as the company readies itself for European growth.

The firm will use a virtualised hardware platform to offer greater flexibility within the server room, and reduce the amount of power and cooling needed to operate systems.

C&D Foods is making the move after it acquired Danish company Arovit Acquisitions, and became Europe's second biggest private label operator in the European pet food market.

"As demand for our products continues to grow we are growing and expanding across Europe," said Rosalyn Donnelly, IT manager at the firm.

"We needed an IT solution that can be flexible and which can keep up with the pace of expansion."

But she said C&D Foods also wanted to invest in a virtualisation platform which its own people, and members of the public, can rely upon.

According to virtualisation management vendor Veeam, adoption of the technology is set to further accelerate in the next 12 to 24 months.

Don Williams, regional sales director at the firm, told ARN that virtualisation and cloud computing are increasingly being seen as the norm within business.

He said that around seven in ten companies have now virtualised their server infrastructure.

Posted by Alex Boardman