Mekim is a Hong Kong and Macau retailer of healthcare products. It operates 70 retail outlets across the two special administrative regions (SARs) of China.
Previously the company’s IT operations required downtime for annual maintenance, which shut-down access to critical SAP enterprise resource planning and point-of-sale data. As Mekim expanded, its network also suffered from connectivity issues, which required increasing and intensive manual administration and could cause data loss due to the absence of disaster recovery plan.
As part of the upgrade, the company chose to deploy the Nutanix’ AOS (Acropolis Operating System) solution built on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. This eliminated the company’s three-tier architecture and legacy hardware, reduced its total cost of IT ownership and provided immediate operational efficiencies across Mekim’s business.
“The Nutanix-Lenovo solution enables Mekim to provide seamless customer support, which in turn is helping us continue to grow, even in this challenging business environment. The solution matches our software and hardware requirements perfectly and is helping enable the digital transformation journey required today because it uses best-of-breed technology,” said Clement Tsang, Mekim’s CIO and CFO.
Mekim’s use of the solution spans its disaster recovery program, IT testing environment and network operations. It integrates Mekim’s storage, networking, and computing services and scales to meet business demand. Because it provides automated recovery options, Mekim’s ERP and POS applications, data and services are always delivered and protected. The solution also provides one console for IT management and access to predictive analytics and task automation.
“The retail and distribution sector has a vital dependency on immediacy. The joint solution offered by Nutanix and Lenovo is giving Mekim trust and confidence in their IT and the ability to leverage new technology to enhance customer services,” said Edward Yeung, managing director, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Nutanix.