|[June 14, 2010]
Domino® Foods Discusses Decision to Adopt Virtustream's Cloud Computing Services at Gartner IT Summit
BETHESDA, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Virtustream, Inc., a privately held infrastructure services firm, today
announced that Domino®
Foods, Inc., marketer of the country's most well-known sweetener
brands Domino, C&H and Florida Crystals, will join Virtustream at the Gartner
IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit, held June
14-16 in Orlando, Fla. During the summit, Domino Foods CIO Don
Whittington will discuss the company's decision to select Virtustream's
cloud computing platform, xStream, and recent progress using
Virtustream's xStream Advisor to best understand Domino Foods'
computing needs and the best way to utilize cloud computing.
Domino Foods selected Virtustream to implement a solution that would
reduce capital equipment costs, improve application availability and
implement a disaster recovery plan. The company will migrate more than
100 systems-including mission critical SAP (News - Alert) applications such as
enterprise portals, CRM, invoice and orders systems-to the cloud
computing environment, virtualizing the majority of its IT
infrastructure. Virtustream's xStream platform is a hybrid
enterprise cloud platform with guaranteed compute resources, also known
as Infrastructure Units, across aggregate client workloads, whether
hosted in the company's data center or installed on a customer's premise.
As part of the initial on-boarding process, Domino Foods is leveraging
Virtustream's xStream Advisor, a data collection and analysis
tool that evaluates how computing resources are used and provides a
detailed blueprint that serves as the keystone for the cloud computing
or virtualization strategy.
"Forward thinking companies realize the tremendous financial and
efficiency benefits that cloud computing offers. Given the critical
nature of our IT, we needed an infrastructure partner with a successful
track record in designing and deploying virtualization and cloud
computing environments," said Don Whittington, chief information officer
at Domino Foods. "This expertise is necessary becaus of the complexity
of our SAP systems and the stringent SLAs that our business expects."
At the Gartner (News - Alert) summit, Whittington will discuss the progress of the
Virtustream engagement to this point, as well as considerations for
companies incorporating cloud computing into their overall IT strategy.
The presentation, "The Cloud-A Sweet Spot for Domino Sugar," is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, at 4:15 p.m. Representatives from
Virtustream, which is a silver-plus sponsor of the summit, will be
demonstrating the company's xStream platform in booth "T"
throughout the event.
"The Gartner summit presentation from Domino Foods is timed at an
interesting point in their cloud computing deployment, as they can
provide direct perspective on the importance of proper cloud computing
planning," said Kevin Reid, chief executive officer at Virtustream.
"Based on the numerous virtualization deployments that Virtustream has
led, our methodology is proven to make our customers 'cloud ready' while
telling us exactly what levels of cloud resources are necessary to meet
the customer's IT needs. Our patented on-boarding process provides
valuable information so that our customers benefit fully from xStream,
making their business operations more cost-effective while reducing
their carbon footprint."
About Domino Foods
Domino Foods, Inc. (www.dominosugar.com)
is the largest marketer of refined sugar in the United States. All
of the sugar based products are 100% pure and all natural cane sugar.
The company markets and distributes products into three primary
distribution channels. The Industrial channel consists of virtually
every CPG company that uses sugar or sweeteners made from grain extracts
in their manufacturing process. The Consumer channel features the three
leading sugar brands (Domino, C&H and Florida Crystals) in the USA. This
channel also offers a full assortment of private label products. Our
customers span all segments of the grocery business from traditional
supermarkets, supercenters, club, drug, dollar and convenience stores.
The Foodservice channel focuses on all establishments where food is
consumed away from the home. These include restaurants, hotels, schools,
hospitals, arenas and even prisons. All channels include a component
that is export related. Our mission and commitment is to "Delight the
Customer" each and every day.
is an infrastructure services firm committed to helping clients
actualize the enterprise cloud by providing strategy, integration and
managed services leveraging virtualization technologies, and xStream,
our secure cloud platform. Virtustream delivers efficient infrastructure
solutions, backed by guaranteed service levels and an industry leading
resource-based pricing model, based on the company's three pillars of
service excellence including Professional
Services and Managed
Services. Through a self-service, automated foundation built on nine
years of virtualization expertise, Virtustream delivers flexibility that
allows clients to capitalize on the flux of today's dynamic business
requirements. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the privately held
company also has offices in London, Dublin and the Channel Islands.
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