A leading provider of high quality logistics services for food and drink companies in the UK, Culina Logistics specialises in the development and implementation of total supply chain solutions, for major or niche ambient and chilled brand manufacturers and distributors.
Culina urgently needed to replace its ageing IT infrastructure. Its legacy environment was outdated, expensive to maintain and complex to manage. This impacted adversely on staff motivation, data security and the overall continuity of its business processes.
LinuxIT was chosen to rationalise the Culina network, implementing a centrally managed thin client architecture using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Selected for its unrivalled expertise in implementing commercial Linux systems and industry specific knowledge, LinuxIT ensured that the systems were always available and ready to meet the ever changing needs of a dynamic industry.
The new infrastructure and thin client terminals drastically reduced the cost of maintenance and support. LinuxIT's Support Service provided in-house expertise around the operating systems and software applications, as well as managing the hardware maintenance contracts with major suppliers.
Commenting on the success of the project, Culina's IT Manager said:
"Our IT support calls from operational staff literally dropped to zero. What's more, the extended lifecycle of the new desktop hardware, which has risen from three years to over ten, will result in further savings in the long term. Security has been enhanced too, with a new failover capability that eliminates the need for tape-based back-up."
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