Prolacto, Lacticínios de São Miguel, S.A., began a partnership project with Altice Portugal in order to implement measures to improve all the management of the administrative IT system and the daily operations of the establishment, with the aim of making the transfer and allocation of information and data secure, fast and agile.
This project promotes the growth and modernization of the business, concentrating all the information in a place with the highest level of security, thus ensuring the process of evolution and autonomy of the company.
The implemented solutions will include the migration of the technological infrastructure that previously had its headquarters in Prolacto's facilities, to the Altice Portugal Data Center in Beira Interior (Covilhã), the installation of virtual private servers, and a Cloud Office 5.0 solution.
Data Centers are used by large companies, and in its simplest form, are a physical facility that organizations use in outsourcing, to concentrate their data, applications, as well as critical data and industrial intellectual property.
The design of a Data Center is based on a network of compute and storage resources, which enable the delivery of shared applications and data. Key components of a Data Center design include routers, switches, firewalls, storage systems, servers, and application controllers.
The end-to-end guarantee of industrial management and maintenance of the technological infrastructure, and the management of Prolacto's fixed and mobile communications will be contemplated in a virtual platform. This measure also ensures all the security components of the infrastructure.
The Cloud Office 5.0 solution will allow a fast and efficient virtualization of the administrative environment, enabling a single interlocutor for all components of the IT/IS infrastructure and communications network.
The results will be clear and will provide flexibility for the organization to keep up with business evolution, and to be prepared for the disruptive challenges that modern IT communication goes through, and an integrated, centralized and secure management of IT/IS resources.
In terms of operational efficiency of this project, it will be clear the capacity to host data and applications in a safe way, permanently available for all Prolacto stakeholders, minimizing productivity breaks, and the concentration of data and systems always protected and available.
This external structure contemplates the capacity and flexibility to support the evolution of the business, which will be reflected in gains in productivity, efficiency and optimization of resources, and will avoid the need to allocate internal resources to the management of the computer network, or the need to invest in maintenance and technological upgrades.
The margin of improvement will have clear advantages, and will allow Prolacto's management team and support areas to put all their focus on managing the core business of manufacturing innovative, high value-added dairy ingredients that serve customers with a global geographic spread.
"After three years of great growth (40% sales value), we can say that with this bet we have had greater flexibility and ability to adapt and scale the resources to the dynamics of business growth, with lower operating costs.
We have greater autonomy to be focused on the needs of our customers, by having a technology partner with high know-how and ability to align all our technological resources in an optimized way
Diretor Geral (Managing Director) PROLACTO, Lacticínios de São Miguel, S.A.