The Taiwanese firm was outgrowing its three-tier network architecture and needed a digital transformation solution to gain numerous competitive advantages.

A major Taiwan-based provider of nutraceutical products has digitalized via hybrid multi-cloud computing to boost the quality of its operations; advance its research and developed capabilities; and improve information security.

The firm — Standard Foods — operates four established brands in Taiwan, including Quaker, FreshDelight, Great Day, and TDHB. Its latest digital transformation involved the relocation of vital data across up to 30 servers to a modern datacenter. Following this, the firm plans to migrate key applications, including those utilized for business process management and knowledge management.

Adjustments will be made to its virtual SAP application-hosted content, and upgrades to cybersecurity software implemented.

The firm’s Director, Information Technology Division, Li Jun Ming Lee said: “The three-tier architecture that Standard Foods built its operations on had its limitations,” and noted that its developers needed more dexterity “to respond to changing requirements and stay on top of data and security.”

Other digital transformation objectives leveraging a hybrid multi-cloud platform included:

    • Gaining the ability to deploy most new applications in one day instead of the usual four
    • Making its R&D and product development cycle far more efficient
    • Empowering IT personnel to manage hardware via a single interface, improving operational efficiency and reducing the risks of system failure
    • Enhanced security by being able to quickly configure next-generation firewalls, support turnkey and easier network security management for critical applications and data
    • Strengthen endpoint monitoring with End Point Detection and Response solutions
    • Leverage cloud-based data analytics tools to identify new business opportunities

The firm plans to digitalize further, and it is currently developing an AI chatbot tool to elevate its customer service to a new level.

According to Daniel Chang, Managing Director (Greater China), Nutanix, the vendor appointed to fulfill Standard Food’s requirements in its latest digital transformation plans: “Operating in a hybrid multi-cloud environment should open new opportunities for the company and give it the foundation to accelerate its digital transformation program.”