Datacentre infrastructure vendor, Nutanix, has inked a deal to provide Hyundai Australia with a solution to support its "virtual first" strategy.
Hyundai 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 virtualisation.
Hyundai general manager, ICT, Bala Kothandaraman, said the company's IT strategy was based on a ‘virtual first’ rule.
This was taken up to improve workflows of mobile employees.
"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,” he said.
Hyundai was introduced to Nutanix by its IT services provider, BEarena.
Hyundai infrastructure Manager, ICT, Kawa Farid, said the company was 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
“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.”
Nutanix, managing director, A/NZ, Wayne Neich, 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," he said.
"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."