451 Research has posted an interesting analysis on Denon & Marantz’s recent work to upgrade and transform its business by turning to the cloud. We’re happy to report that Datapipe was the company’s key partner in this strategic move and, as a result, Denon & Marantz (D&M) has been able to achieve significant savings, reduce IT spend, and service business globally. Here are a few particularly noteworthy highlights from the report we’d like to recognize:
Background: D&M has 1,000 employees globally and is known principally for its music systems and information and communication equipment. As a result of acquisitions, the company found itself with an assemblage of siloed IT organizations spanning a number of continents. More specifically, the company’s IT assets were scattered across 15 global data centers and running highly disparate hardware, operating systems, and software. 451 notes: “The question was whether to continue with the existing strategy and implement dark fiber for the failover and disaster recovery (DR) it required, or move to cloud. After two years and savings of more than $1m annually, it got board approval to fund additional activities and for a wholesale move to Datapipe.”
Resulting from the collaborative partnership, D&M was able to consolidate 80% of its prior locations into three global data centers, achieved $800,000 year-over-year savings, divested companies, acquired one, and increased reliability, service levels, and customer focus. In 2014/2015, consolidation increased to 95% when the company embarked on its first set of mobile applications and consumer products and implemented AWS. To date the organization has:
- Enabled 100 websites on AWS globally
- Runs mobile applications for more than one million users
- Supports 88,000 network-enabled products
To read how and what Datapipe did to enable this massive company transformation through the use of cloud and data restructuring, download the complete 451 Research report here.