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Tony’s Fine Foods delivers using IBM, Vision Solutions

IBM announced that Tony’s Fine Foods, a perishable foods distributor, has put into place new business continuity infrastructure to protect the mid-size company against unplanned interruptions, improve systems availability, and keep its warehousing and delivery operations running efficiently.

Tony’s is a family business based in Sacramento CA, specializing in delivering daily a million dollars’ worth of perishable foods such as deli and bakery items, prepared salads, pastas, meats, and cheeses to thousands of customers including grocery chains, delis, restaurants, and bakeries.

The company wanted to minimize the risk of unexpected business downtime and provide a seamless business for its customers, partners and sales representatives. The company selected Vision Solutions’ MIMIX HA for i5/OS (IBM i) as the foundation of a planned disaster recovery infrastructure. MIMIX helped the IT team migrate the entire system to a new IBM Power Systems server with minimal downtime. The system keeps processes moving smoothly across company operations and ensures websites are online for orders and other business requirements.

“We liked the IBM knowledge behind MIMIX, and it only takes 15 minutes a day to know everything is running right,” said David Nasater, Tony’s IT development manager. “It has become more cost-effective for smaller businesses like ours to provide the strongest backbone possible. IBM provides the hardware performance we need, and Vision Solutions has the DR capabilities to help us avoid an outage that could lead to disappointing a customer and impacting the business.”

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