Kowloon Development Company Limited Looks to Modernize IT Infrastructure for Competitive Advantage

Enterprise cloud OS leader, Nutanix, (Nasdaq: NTNX), has announced that the property developer, Kowloon Development Company Limited (“KDC”), has deployed Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure, HCI, to help drive its digital transformation journey and the new infrastructure is already delivering immediate results.

KDC is a member of the Polytec Group with Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau based businesses focused on property investment and investment holding. Its subsidiaries are principally engaged in investment holding, property development, property investment, property management, oil production and financial investment. As a thoughtful developer producing quality products, KDC has always looked to new possibilities for enhancing its operation and services.

Like many companies, KDC has operated a traditionally designed three-tier IT infrastructure that included a variety of hardware-based server, storage and network systems. As part of its new transformation plan, KDC’s IT management selected Nutanix to modernize those legacy systems.

KDC has now been able to begin demolishing the three-tier silos, simplifying management, and delivering IT services with greatly improved performance and operational efficiency.

According to KDC, the new infrastructure is already delivering benefits: eliminating the complexity and cost of the company’s traditional hardware-based infrastructure, automating IT management, and enhancing service efficiency and availability to its businesses throughout the region.

The deployment of Nutanix was crucial for KDC’s daily operations as the new infrastructure is set to form the foundation of the company’s mission-critical property related systems, financial analysis system, point-of-sales system and retail merchandising system that supplies multiple business units throughout Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau.

“Our business application team reports that their daily back-up efficiency has been radically enhanced after using Nutanix, with 50% increases in processing speeds.” said Mr. Franky Lam, Head of IT Infrastructure and Operation of KDC. “Our infrastructure system team has also observed a remarkable rise in our internal traffic capacity, equal to a 10 times improvement in availability. Nutanix data deduplication has reduced our storage resource usage by 40-50% during new application system deployments. In terms of work efficiency, our server deployment now only requires half a day to complete. It took one or two days before. ”

KDC also praised the Nutanix management tool – Prism Pro – that ensures system availability and reliability. Prism Pro uses machine learning and task automation, to intelligently optimize capacity, proactively detect performance anomalies, and enable KDC’s IT team to automate remediation and everyday tasks for performance management and capacity optimization.

In the event of any incident, KDC’s IT team receives an automatic alert so they can troubleshoot quickly and effectively.

As the new management platform significantly reduces tedious manual work and simplifies workloads on service provisioning and patch management, KDC’s IT team no longer spends as much time on administrative tasks. Instead, they are free to focus on core business issues, higher ROI projects, and develop new services.

“Driving excellence in products and services is one of our company’s key goals. Technology is the key to success in today’s digital enterprise.” added Mr. Lam. “As technology continues to evolve, our business must keep pace. With Nutanix in place, we believe that we can effortlessly and flexibly transform with the marketplace as our modern IT solutions and new applications help provide a long-term competitive advantage.”

“The speed of technology development has meant that traditional players are more vulnerable than ever to new competitors and new business models.” said Edward Yeung, Managing Director of Hong Kong and Taiwan, Nutanix.

“By giving our customers confidence in their infrastructure, we help them reduce risk, by freeing their resources to focus more on their core business and innovation. Migrating to Nutanix can help organizations create new business value and gain a powerful new competitive advantage for longer-term success.”

The announcement with KDC follows a recent Nutanix report highlighting Hong Kong’s excessive dependence on traditional IT infrastructure and the risks that holds for the Territory’s future.

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