Welch’s Uses Galileo Performance Explorer to Lower Costs and Gain Greater Efficiency

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Global brand uses Infrastructure Performance Management Suite to cut weeks of planning, licensing requirements, and 20% of workload

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Galileo Performance Explorer®— the industry’s first cloud-based and integrated infrastructure performance management (IPM) suite for servers, storage, SAN and applications, developed by the ATS Group, is pleased to announce a new customer case study featuring Welch Foods Inc.—a global brand known for juices, jams, and jellies owned by the National Grape Cooperative Association, a co-op of grape growers, since 1956.

The story details how Welch’s improved on a reactive approach to performance management after one IT department serving the organization—including manufacturing, supply, and finance—faced questions regarding hardware, software, and utilization savings.

Before Galileo, Welch’s used AIX/Linux and Oracle tools, but could not fully monitor the environment. Mukesh Sharma—Senior Manager of IT, Database, and ERP Infrastructure—oversees all mission-critical infrastructure. In his words, “our former approach was very reactive. Administrators responded to individual performance complaints using their own approaches.” He adds: “Our environment runs very lean, with no dedicated administrators to watch storage or systems. Downtime here slows our entire business, potentially including manufacturing and shipping. We cannot afford any slowdowns, which is why partnering with Galileo made so much sense. They let us see not only what has happened, but also where, when, and why. Better yet, they allow us to prepare for what may happen in the future. That preventive component is vital.”

With Galileo, Welch’s has reduced such costs as capacity planning, which once took external analysts weeks. Key Performance Indicators lets staff ask better questions on bottlenecks, share information in a common format, and see true data across the organization. Welch’s has right-sized hardware, storage, and CPU allocation needs and streamlined licensing. Optimization reduced costs with less-expensive, more-efficient hardware. As Welch’s incorporates cloud resources, it anticipates a potential 20% workload reduction over ten years.

Sharma adds: “Seeing what happens before and after changes allows us to better utilize resources and maximize efficiency. We can provide detailed justification for business IT spending. Galileo helped us to move toward cost-effective processes and has quickly paid for itself. In the end, we make better decisions, spend less, and feel good about it. Galileo saves dollars while delivering value. I think the IT Intelligence Dashboards will improve how we make decisions across our IT enterprise. Using Galileo, we have already dramatically reduced our decision-making times, and these dashboards act like a crystal ball across our IT environment.”

View the full Welch’s Case Study for more details on the challenges, solution, and benefits.

All Galileo capabilities are accessible for evaluation via a Free 30-Day Trial program or by requesting a personal demonstration. Contact Galileo for flexible subscription pricing information.

About Galileo Performance Explorer

Designed by data center experts from real-world implementations, Galileo Performance Explorer® improves IT utilization and capacity planning with proactive, convenient cloud-based performance monitoring that has proven easy to use. Galileo delivers hundreds of analytical perspectives on server, storage, SAN and virtualization environments for key decision makers that go far beyond reactive alarms. Built on an innovative SaaS architecture, Galileo installs in minutes without onsite data or expensive hardware requirements. Automatic collection of real-time data, with quick, easy, graphical reporting via an intuitive web interface, offers access to custom dashboards with full drilldown into data details, anywhere, anytime. @GalileoPE

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