How Dimension Data consolidated Frucor Suntory’s application landscape
Applications were consolidated onto Dimension Data’s cloud platforms in New Zealand and Australia. The migration was seamless, with zero downtime in transitioning.
The first phase was to migrate SAP workloads from a cloud provider in Australia to Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform™ in New Zealand. SAP business applications are mission-critical to Frucor Suntory and drive manufacturing, shipment and supply, product sales and invoicing.
Frucor Suntory and Dimension Data formed a joint onsite project team that is agile, responsive and mandated to get things done. Extensive planning and a common agreement on the roadmap helped set expectations on both sides.
Dimension Data utilised its globally distributed team across time zones and turned around the project deliverables efficiently. We started with the migration of the SAP testing and development environment first followed by the production cutover a month later.
Gavin Sharkey, Frucor Suntory’s group Digital Strategy and Planning Manager explains, ‘We were heavily reliant on Dimension Data’s expertise. Over the cutover weekend, everything went like clockwork. The employees didn’t know anything about the transition. On Monday morning, operations continued as usual.’