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TAL Apparel slashes IT costs with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

TAL Apparel slashes IT costs with Nutanix Enterprise CloudGarment manufacturer TAL Apparel has reduced its IT costs and improved its operational efficiency by embracing the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

TAL Apparel and Nutanix have celebrated the one-year anniversary of their collaboration on TAL Apparel's IT transformation.

During this period TAL Apparel has successfully migrated all existing applications to the new platform, including its JBoss application server on Linux, Apache webserver, IBM WebSphere application server, IBM DB2 and file server, as well as network services including Windows Active Directory, DHCP and DNS servers.

According to the companies, the Nutanix platform is reducing TAL Apparel's power and rack space costs for its IT infrastructure by 62%.

The Hong Kong headquartered TAL Apparel produces an average 52 million pieces of garment every year. It produces shirt for major brands including Brooks Brothers, Burberry and J.Crew. The company embarked on the IT transformation project because it was finding it difficult for its legacy IT infrastructure to keep up with the pace of its business expansion across Asia – the company currently operates 11 factories across the continent.

Complex issues related to IT infrastructure and a shortage of skilled IT talent in local markets made it challenging for the company to maintain IT operations in new factories in high-growth markets such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

TAL Apparel VP of IT Kai Yuen Kiang said Nutanix was selected due in part to its years of experience deploying legacy infrastructures in multiple markets.

“We believe that web-scale, hyperconvergence and cloud-like infrastructure should be our way moving forward,” he said.

“As we expand our footprint across a number of growth markets, IT infrastructures at our corporate offices and off-site locations must operate with both simplicity and scalability in order to ensure efficiency and give us peace of mind. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform enabled us to evolve past our legacy IT infrastructure and scale out anytime, anywhere.”