Leading Bakery Gains Remote Management and Reduced Operating Costs


Baked goods manufacturer retrofits their data center with ExpressPod and experiences more efficient management.


A national producer and distributor of baked goods was using expensive hardware to manage its growing database. Flowers needed a more effective way to manage its 48 remote sites.

Using a phased approach, Dynamix implemented a standardized virtualization platform that has the capacity to manage all of its client's facilities remotely. Cisco to NetApp ExpressPod provided an out-of-the-box solution that they could use to seamlessly integrate with their current environment. Dynamix leveraged Cisco Meraki to enable remote setup. And installed software to be the user interface that powers it all.

Dynamix is slated to convert all 48 locations over the next five years. As of August 2014, 15 facilities have been updated, resulting in a 15% reduction of operating costs thus far. As we move forward, the trend is expected to continue.

With fewer than 10 people making up our client's IT department, these upgrades will allow them to focus on higher-level priorities for the company’s 15,000 employees.


  • Cisco UCS/NetApp ExpressPod
  • Cisco Meraki
  • VMware