The pandemic that hit the world in early 2020 led to dramatic changes in consumer behaviour - especially with the way we consume restaurant food. This US restaurant chain had to respond quickly to retain its loyal customer base - bringing forward existing plans for digital transformation by 5 years.
The restaurant chain came to Sunlight with a challenge - they needed to add new applications to improve customer experience to each of their 430+ locations, while continuing to run existing applications with high availability. They already had several workloads running at each location and were wary of relying on the Cloud in case the WAN failed and operations stalled.
Sunlight is helping the brand to consolidate their restaurant infrastructure using NexVisor hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and Infrastructure Manager (SIM) so they can run legacy and new applications - whether in VMs or containers - on Sunlight HCI with high availability and fault tolerance. As a result, they will need less hardware in each restaurant. The SIM allows them to centrally manage all 430+ locations from the central HQ, saving them time and money on management of each restaurant - with far fewer truck-rolls required when problems are reported.
The restaurant chain can meet its infrastructure budget requirement of $7,500 per restaurant per year, while working towards achieving its customer experience goals.