Chemist Warehouse has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to modernise its data centre with a hyperconverged platform and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.

This allows the pharmacy to improve productivity for on-site and remote staff, provide a strong foundation for innovation and to increase energy efficiency, with the new solutions to be delivered through HPE ProLiant servers.

Chemist Warehouse serves more than 1.5 million customers each week, whether in-store, online, or through third party providers such as Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace, with a growing presence in New Zealand, China and Ireland.

As a result of its rapid growth, Chemist Warehouse is undertaking a complete overhaul of its existing IT Infrastructure, to improve operations for better sales and customer experiences, and adapt to recent shifts to remote working experiences.

By collaborating with HPE to design a bespoke VDI solution using HPE ProLiant servers, Chemist Warehouse gains foundational support to implement future solutions to enhance automation and sustainability efforts.

“Our commitment to modernising our IT is critical for us to achieve our transformation goals and continued growth,” Chemist Warehouse general manager of IT, Simon Hibbert said.

“With reduced administrative overheads, we can reallocate resources to innovation. The initial beneficiaries will be our staff, which will experience improved productivity and in return, will have a positive, downstream impact to our customers in-store and online.”

HPE is helping Chemist Warehouse transform its IT with an infrastructure environment delivered through HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus servers. The upgraded data centre will also increase energy efficiency by consuming 30% less power than its existing solution, helping to advance Chemist Warehouse’s sustainability goals.

HPE South Pacific general manager of Compute, Andrew Foot said, “We look forward to accelerating our collaboration with Chemist Warehouse to increase efficiency and build a foundation for future growth. The new environment will deliver better performance, energy efficiency, user experience and lower latency.”