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PT. Pupuk Indonesia gets a high-performing network upgrade, with industry-leading Allied Telesis products and services.

PT. Pupuk Indonesia is a state-owned company, and the largest fertilizer producer in Asia. Together with its subsidiaries, the company manufactures, distributes, and sells fertilizers in Indonesia and internationally. PT Pupuk produces around 12.6 million tons of fertilizer per year including various types of urea, SP36, ZA, NPK, ZK and organic fertilizers. It also produces, trades in and distributes active ingredients of pesticides.

Challenge

PT. Pupuk is one of the largest state-owned companies in Indonesia. When a new SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project required new network infrastructure—including datacenter hosting rather than on-premise— the company had three critical objectives: simple operation, easy maintenance, and high availability.

Several industry-leading companies, including Cisco, HPE and Alcatel Lucent were in competition with Allied Telesis for the tender. When PT. Pupuk saw a demonstration of Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF), they knew they had found their solution. To seal the deal, the Allied Telesis offering was not only technically superior—it was also better valued.

The Allied Telesis solution was the most appealing overall to us, and not just because of the powerful AMF functionality. Allied Telesis offered a unique blend of cutting-edge technology alongside simple functionality, ease of use, and excellent value for money.

Mr. Mardiyanto

IT Head, PT.

Pupuk Indonesia

Solution

Allied Telesis designed a high-performing new network solution that has easily addressed PT. Pupuk’s three major objectives —simple operation, ease of maintenance and high availability.

Two SwitchBlade x908 switches in the network core provide resiliency and high performance. These are stacked using VCStack™, an active-active solution where the network power of both switches is fully utilized, but they are managed as a single virtual device. Network resources are spread across both physical switches, ensuring device and path resiliency. Virtualization of the network core ensures uninterrupted access to the resources and applications housed in the new datacenter.

Allied Telesis DC2552XS/L3 10 Gigabit Top of Rack (ToR) switches connect the SwitchBlade network core with the datacenter servers and storage. 10 Gigabit Ethernet guarantees seamless data transfer for all online systems.

AMF provides centralized management to maximize network intelligence and control. With AMF, PT. Pupuk gets:

  • The ability to manage many or all network devices at once
  • Automatic backup, recovery and provisioning of new devices as they are added to the network
  • Network intelligence that reacts to changes within the network, and automatically changes the topology if required
  • Reduced time and effort required for network administration, lowering TCO

Further strengthening the new solution, the Allied Telesis AlliedView™ Network Management System (NMS) provides a single graphical view of the network, to enable centralized performance-monitoring, network diagnostics and easy maintenance.

Since operation began, our entire network has functioned exactly as planned. The new solution is highly reliable—in over two years we have only had one minor problem, which was rapidly and easily resolved.

Mr. Mardiyanto

Success

Since it was implemented, the new network has run very smoothly. The design and implementation were completed on time, and PT. Pupuk have not experienced any system failures whatsoever.

The cost-effective new solution has met all PT. Pupuk’s requirements, and is prepared for the future adoption of any new technologies. The power of AMF has reduced and simplified network management, and the AlliedView NMS provides a central view of network health. The new solution simply works— supporting all business systems, and enabling new company initiatives.

Allied Telesis is committed to supporting PT. Pupuk both now and well into the future, with cutting-edge service and support.

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