Pizza Hut upgrades Web operation

Pizza Hut’s online operation has been so successful that the company has enlisted the services of data centre provider Virtustream to help it handle the 1 million online orders it receives every week.
The restaurant chain launched an online ordering service four years ago, but it has recently picked up pace, forcing Pizza Hut to move from its previous data centre, which the company said was no longer adequate for the expected uptick in website traffic.
“Our previous data centre was fine for our initial needs, but as we expanded and offered more services to our customers we outgrew it,” explained Fawad Shah, network and infrastructure manager at Pizza Hut’s parent company, Yum Brands.
“We were not able to receive the high operational availability, fast change management turnaround which our business demanded and most importantly the high level of operational and security compliance that a global brand such as ours would demand and expect from our hosting partner.”
The firm has selected Virtustream as a partner as its data centre is purpose designed and built meeting high levels of tiered operational capability.
Pizza Hut’s infrastructure and managed services partner, SysMicro, helped the firm relocate Hut’s legacy infrastructure to the Virtustream data centre and onto new platforms, which included virtualisation, blade servers and an MPLS network that connects every Pizza Hut outlet and restaurant back to core systems.

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