July 15, 2014 (Tue): Nutanix, the leading provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure solutions has announced that Hyundai Motor Company Australia, one of Australia’s largest car companies, has chosen Nutanix to support its “Virtual First” strategy. It has implemented a Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform to support its VMware Virtual Desktop Interface environment as it continues to focus on increasing staff productivity, accelerating workflow and reducing costs.
The Hyundai head office is located in Sydney and there are branches in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. With more than 50 per cent of its 200 staff working in the field, Hyundai has embraced company-wide virtualization as the high percentage of Hyundai’s staff working in the field was continuing to have a negative impact on the company’s workflows.
“Our IT strategy is based on a ‘virtual first’ rule,” said Bala Kothandaraman, General Manager, Information and Communication Technology, Hyundai Motor Company Australia. ‘’We have two in-house applications in particular that are integral to our business processes – the purchase order system and invoicing, but getting sign-off on individual requests was taking up to 10 days with so many people out of the office on a regular basis.”
Hyundai was introduced to Nutanix by its IT services provider, BEarena, said Kawa Farid, Infrastructure Manager, Information and Communication Technology, Hyundai Motor Company Australia.
“We were working with BEarena on another project and they were aware of our frustrations with the delays in workflow due to the high number of mobile workers,” said Farid. “We were looking for one solution to meet many needs – support our in-house applications, support our mobile workers, extend the life of our desktops and free up space in the data centres – and BEarena recommended Nutanix.”
Wayne Neich, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Nutanix, said many companies were moving to VDI as they looked to accommodate more mobile workers and staff working from home.
“Irrespective of where they’re being used, the applications still have to perform at the right level. Mobile workers should have the same computing experience whether they were using a smart phone from their car, a notebook computer from home or an office computer,” Neich said.