Pernod Ricard is the story of a family business that grew into a global leader in the wine and spirits industry with more than 18,000 employees worldwide. The Group boasts a large portfolio of premium brands, including Absolut, Kahlua, and Jameson. A commitment to ongoing innovation, which allows the Group to quickly adapt to changes in trends, new consumer expectations, and new consumption moments, relies on a foundation of digital transformation to better understand and directly interact with consumers and put forward customized offers, namely through e-commerce opportunities.
As an innovator in a fast-paced and highly competitive industry, Pernod Ricard recognizes that agility is key to maintaining a leadership position. The ability to deploy applications, maintain performance, and ensure availability to users is vital for the organization. Unfortunately, as the organization’s needs grew, the expanding complexity of its environment impacted Pernod Ricard’s ability to deploy applications quickly and securely.
“New applications were becoming difficult to publish, and we were experiencing downtime several times each week because intranet servers had to be rebooted,” explains Maxime Granatini, Group Network and Security Manager at Pernod Ricard. “This increasing instability was impacting users, and creating a significant burden on IT staff. We needed a load balancing and Web acceleration solution that was easy to deploy and manage on an ongoing basis and also has the ability to perform advanced traffic management.”