Scaling down: How Joval Wine Group saved on IT costs during COVID-19

While most companies that move to the cloud do so for the ability to scale up as the business grows, Australia’s Joval Wine Group needed to scale down during COVID-19 when orders slowed down.

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While most companies that move to the cloud do so for the ability to scale up as the business grows, Australia’s Joval Wine Group experienced the benefit of being able to scale down during the COVID-19 pandemic when orders slowed down.

The group was established in 1963 and is composed of grape growing and wine production, wholesale distribution and warehouses. As its five-year contract with a data centre was coming to an end, the company saw the opportunity to move to the cloud and reduce the infrastructure “burden”.

CTO Andrew Stoneham told Computerworld Australia that most of the technology spend and effort from the team was going into maintaining the legacy data centre environment and troubleshooting all the performance issues that came with it.

“When really we wanted to be focused on working with the business to actually enable the strategy. We knew if we could move to the cloud, we just got a much better outcome in terms of reducing that infrastructure burden and freeing up some funds to focus on the value add stuff,” Stoneham said.

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