Macquarie to provide SD-WAN services to WA's Spudshed
Spudshed, which started out in the 1960s, employs more than 900 people, and has eight stores, with a ninth due to open soon.
The company, run by the Galati family, has more than 1000 hectares of farmland under cultivation.
“Everyone should be able to afford healthy produce at a good price and that’s what drives us,” said Frankie Galati, chief executive, Galati Group.
“A major part of that is understanding what the customer wants and making decisions in real time based on this information. The network transition to SD-WAN will provide a secure, stable and reliable platform to achieve that and support more cloud services.
Potatoes being sorted at a Galati farm.
“We’re opening about one new store every year, and it’s important that we invest in the right technical resources to sustain that growth.”
Macquarie's SD-WAN platform uses dynamic packet routing to intelligently carry data over a mix of links which might include NBN, private links, microwave or 4G in order to provide the necessary redundancy.
“Spudshed’s philosophy is simple – providing great service, reducing the cost of a weekly shop and enabling people in WA to make better food choices,” said Luke Clifton, group executive, Macquarie Telecom.
“The business understands how technology can help achieve that and is making smart decisions in the digital services and applications it implements."
Photo: courtesy Macquarie Telecom