Success Stories

Below you will find all the Success Stories of Sangfor, classified by Industry, such as Enterprises, Governments, Schools & Universities, etc.

Budget Mart Philippines

Customer Background

Budget Mart is the one-stop shop for all grocery and convenience store needs, strategically located at the heart of Boracay’s bustling commercial center, D’Mall. It’s the first modern supermarket operating on the island and, to this day, is still currently recognized as Boracay’s Best Supermarket. Budget Mart aims to introduce something new and unique to the public and at the same time elevate the standard of convenience stores around the country through exceptional product selection, delicious food items, modern design and excellent service.

Customer Challenge

As the best supermarket of Boracay, Budget Mart’s business is growing rapidly, daily transactions are beyond thousands. But due to vulnerabilities of the traditional IT architecture, Budget Mart suffered from the problems that dragged down productivity.

Due to bottleneck of existing physical servers which are accommodating the core business, it takes quite a while to transfer daily commodity transaction records from branches back to Head Quarter locating in Makati. The response time is too long to be tolerated. Transmission of transaction records to core system lasts for a couple of hours. What’s more, if core business was disrupted by uncommon events, they would be unable to recover from the disruption and maintain business continuity.

When business reaches peak time, there is data torrent coming into the core system, indicating the system has no self-adaptive ability to make itself survive peak hours’ heavy workload.

Customer Demand
In terms of business continuity:

In order to ensure the business continuity when unexpected disruption happened, Budget Mart is trying to build new IT infrastructure with capability to guarantee business continuity, minimizing downtime to zero if possible.

In terms of agility and synergy:
It’s necessary to have the ability to recover from disaster and minimize downtime.

The IT infrastructure should be able to recognize the pressure of data and perform self-adjustment to enhance performance and accelerate response time.

In terms of operation and maintenance:

The current existing traditional IT infrastructure is built with separated physical servers which have been running for a couple of years and the model status of which has been end-of-service thus far. Silos of data center are expecting to be removed and O&M should be simplified.

Sangfor HCI Solution

The left side was the layout before the implementation of HCI, there were 6 physical servers handling ERP system and its attached database. On the right side is the current layout of network infrastructure, the old servers have been consolidated from 6 to 2, and the performance of database is much better than the old one.

- Massive Capex reduction by significant hardware consolidation
- Simplified O&M dramatically with single-pane-of-glass management
- Business continuity ensured with native high availability
- Much shorter transaction thanks to great performance improvement

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