As an iconic global brand, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA) has a rich history of innovation in the Australian automotive sector. Competitive pressures demand that the most cost-effective, dependable and robust technology solutions are required to underpin the company’s operational needs at all levels.
TMCA generates significant amounts of data across its operations. The business needs of the organisation demand that this data is held safely, easily accessed and has reliable backup. TMCA’s IT operations were being run across four different backup technology platforms and the technology team knew that it was time to consolidate and revamp the system.
Additionally, as the operations of the business became more data intensive, the backup procedure took longer. This meant that the window of opportunity to carry out the backup process was encroaching into valuable work hours and increasingly became more time intensive.
The Information Systems (IS) team at TMCA realised that it needed a unified solution that could be delivered as a service and on an “as needed” basis. The changing model in data usage and business demands means that a capacity-based service would bring revolutionary benefits to operations.
Logicalis presented a solution where the technology was robust, together with a financial modelling solution that was solid and in line with the company’s evolving needs. The solution was also favoured because of Logicalis’ strong relationship with leading storage vendor EMC and its impressive market reputation.
Significantly the Logicalis and EMC solution offered commercial terms on a true pay-by-usage basis. This is a radical shift in the payment for infrastructure services that allows Toyota to avoid making huge capital investments and to easily deal with demand, growth or contractions.
TMCA has consolidated its IT operations, unified its supplier relationships and created a platform that will provide security to its data – all achieved without disruption to the business. Taking Toyota's data to the cloud has allowed for a more streamlined approach to data management, with access and backup based on a business model that provides long term cost benefits and flexibility
The Logicalis solution is now ‘the’ backup solution for everything across all TMCA departments - manufacturing, sales and distribution, HR and financial. The BaaS approach was an innovative foray into cloud backup and has proven to be a winning element in unifying data and technology management with nimble business solutions.