Del Monte Foods is Growing with Cloud

Del Monte Foods is Growing with Cloud

August 17, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Chad Anderson, VP and CIO, Del Monte Foods:
The Del Monte brand has been around for over
a hundred years.
But we needed to look towards the future.
Our vision was to transform, to make technology
operations as efficient and scalable as possible,
and take advantage of the public Cloud.
PJ Balsley, IT Director, Del Monte Foods:
We needed a partner that would understand
how our systems worked, and then how to
migrate them without creating any negative
user experience, that had expertise in the
AWS system architecture.
We had several technical challenges:
we had different types of operating systems,
Tracy West, VP Internal Audit, Del Monte
Foods: We had multiple servers out at remote
locations and to move all of that as well
as all the
applications and all those databases.
It needed to
be a seamless transition.
Chad: Accenture had really deep experience.
I was really impressed with how organized
everybody was, a team that had done this
many, many times before so my confidence
level skyrocketed.
PJ: They had great knowledge on how to do
migrations in a way that was flawless.
Tracy: and they were willing to partner with
us to really give us an advantage.
PJ: The Del Monte transformation was
a very positive experience.
Tracy: It was during a peak time and there
was no interruption at all.
People didn’t even know it was happening.
It went seamlessly.
200 servers
50 complex SAP ERP workloads
In less than four months
Chad: Now that we are in the Cloud, we can
do things very efficiently and our operations
are running very smoothly.
PJ: We can scale up and scale down as
we require.
It allows us to deploy applications
much faster.
New applications
From 2 weeks
To less than 60 minutes
Tracy: It allows us tremendous cost savings,
it allows us to be better at what we do.
AI
Analytics
Automation
Managed services
Accenture Cloud Platform
Tracy: With Accenture, they’ve brought
new technologies,
Chad: We have really good management insights.
PJ: we can support our end-users in a faster,
more live context which allows us to be more
innovative in our food industry.
Tracy: it’s been hugely successful.
Chad: We can now deploy resources to work
on the most important things, which is developing
new products for our customers.