February 4, 2021 By Louis Goffaux 3 min read

When your promise is to deliver premium foods across the globe, your IT infrastructure must be as reliable as your products and as agile as your supply chain. That’s why in November 2019 Labeyrie Fine Foods Group, international purveyor of food products, chose to add IBM Power Systems Virtual Server to their tech stack.

Founded in southwestern France in 1946, Labeyrie Fine Foods aims to be THE world benchmark for premium, trendy and responsibly sourced products (seafoods, regional products and aperitifs) made for sharing. It stays ahead of the curve in anticipating clients’ and consumers’ growing expectation of products from sustainable value chains, especially organically farmed products that contain no artificial ingredients.

After a first project based on the IBM Food Trust blockchain solution to enhance the traceability of its smoked salmon that was successfully implemented at the end of 2019, Labeyrie has taken a second step with the project to migrate its JD Edwards (JDE) ERP to IBM Power Systems™ Virtual Server. Labeyrie was able to migrate existing on-premises workloads easily by leveraging an identical technology stack as was designed for Power Systems.

The JDE ERP is a mission-critical workload for Labeyrie that serves as the backbone of their business and ensures the smooth running of Labeyrie’s management operations such as its supply chain.

Labeyrie naturally chose to partner with IBM on their ERP modernization project because of its position as the leading global and European integrator of Oracle’s JDE solutions and its expertise in 20 industrial sectors, including the food industry. In addition, IBM Power Systems Virtual Server for AIX® environments enabled Labeyrie to host their workloads in a European data center which helped them to stay compliant.

Integrating IBM Power Systems Virtual Server to their tech stack will allow Labeyrie to:

  • Take advantage of the contributions of cloud computing in terms of operational and financial performance, with the possibility of benefiting from hourly billable cloud resources for specific needs
  • Better respond to business lines’ expectations by refocusing IT on value-added tasks such as integrating new products in its traceability project
  • Leverage IBM’s team of subject matter experts in private infrastructure as a service and cloud adoption technologies
  • Secure the quality of services over time thanks to an IAAS model offering a constantly evolving catalog of services

Now with the ability to manage its Power Systems Virtual Server for AIX in one of the IBM European data centers, Labeyrie is able to access the enterprise-class POWER architecture in a flexible way in the cloud. Labeyrie now has the compute power and agility it needs to modernize and adapt to the requests and assure the best quality of service to its users and end customers.

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About Labeyrie Fine Foods Group

Labeyrie Fine Foods has an annual turnover of 1.1 billion euros, has 4,600 employees and 19 sites worldwide, and offers a range of brands such as Blini, Atelier Blini, Delpierre, Père Olive and Comptoir Sushi. Labeyrie Fine Foods is the preferred partner of large retailers but also of food service and specialized brands.

About IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server is hosted in the colocation room interconnected to the IBM Cloud® network, allowing clients to integrate IBM capabilities on Intel, AIX® and IBM i environments through a centralized management enabled by a single administration portal. That means fast, self-service provisioning, and access to a stack of enterprise IBM Cloud services—all with pay-as-you-go billing that allows customers to easily scale up and out.

IBM Power Systems clients who have typically relied upon on-premises-only infrastructure can now quickly extend their Power IT resources onto IBM Power Systems Virtual Server to get enterprise-grade security, performance and reliability in a public cloud environment. To learn more, please visit us here.

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