Cargill to Deploy Adaptiva to Better Leverage Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Improve IT Efficiencies and Lower Cost

Adaptiva is pleased to announce an agreement with Cargill, Inc. to deploy Adaptiva OneSite TM throughout the Cargill environment. Cargill, a global producer and distributor of food, financial, agricultural and industrial products and services, will implement Adaptiva OneSite to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Corporation’s System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, essentially eliminate server infrastructure, streamline IT operations and improve return on investment on existing systems. The announcement was made during the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas.

“Delivering software and IT services in 66 countries is a major challenge and priority for Cargill. Adaptiva OneSite’s scalable peer-to-peer architecture will allow us to provide these services to our worldwide network using just a handful of servers for our Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure,” said Chad Mead, vice president of Global Service Operations. “Adaptiva will help us reduce the need for or eliminate hundreds of servers and create a dynamic systems management environment that can rapidly move content across our network to manage our client devices anytime, anywhere.”

Cargill selected Adaptiva OneSite for its ability to rapidly deploy and scale to accommodate the Cargill environment. Flexible and easy to use, Adaptiva OneSite optimizes the flow of inventory and policy traffic, in addition to software, patches and operating system images. Adaptiva OneSite creates a virtual SAN in every network location and connects them using a sophisticated bandwidth harvesting algorithm. These capabilities are deeply connected with System Center Configuration Manager 2012, allowing complex enterprise environments like Cargill’s to be managed using a single Configuration Manager site, rather than hundreds of sites.

“Adaptiva OneSite is the result of a strong, ongoing relationship between Microsoft and Adaptiva. We are pleased that Adaptiva is providing Cargill with a solution that will enhance System Center Configuration Manager 2012,” said Sergio Klarreich, director of Strategic Alliances, Management and Security Division, Microsoft Corp. “Adaptiva offers solutions that extend the power of System Center Configuration Manager, simplify the complexity of IT operations and reduce the total cost of IT ownership. Adaptiva is a great complement to System Center Configuration Manager.”

“Cargill’s goals have broad synergy with Adaptiva’s mission to reduce IT complexity. Adaptiva is pleased to expand our partnership with Cargill to simplify IT operations and lower operating costs, while increasing their level of service and content distribution,” said Todd Floyd, vice president of worldwide sales and operations at Adaptiva.  “Cargill is a vital part of the world’s agricultural infrastructure. It is a great pleasure for us to help them reduce costs while creating a robust, self-configuring and self-healing IT infrastructure.”

This announcement is on the heels of Adaptiva’s release of its latest software suite at the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas. This new version contains key customer-driven product enhancements, unique features and functionality to further streamline IT operations and seamlessly integrates with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012. Adaptiva software streamlines IT operations, extends the functionality of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and rapidly improves return on investment on existing systems.  The software suite is currently available for demonstration at booth #415 during the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Adaptiva is also raffling a Harley-Davidson motorcycle during the show.