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Origlio Beverage

Navisite Helps Beer Wholesaler Reduce Operational Costs with Amazon WorkSpaces Migration

Who is Origlio Beverage?

Origlio Beverage is a family owned and operated beer wholesaler founded in 1933 with locations in Philadelphia and Reading, Pennsylvania. Origlio services nine counties between the two locations and is one of the largest beer wholesalers in Pennsylvania. 

The Challenge

Origlio Beverage struggled to troubleshoot and maintain aging hardware, including servers, laptops and desktops. The majority of its end-users were also running Windows 7, which was nearing end-of-life and needed to be replaced. Origlio was also up against an upcoming contract renewal with its local cloud provider, and the company had to make a decision fast.

These challenges were affecting the business due to long lead times of purchasing and setting up new equipment and the large capital expenses that came with it— all of which took time away from being strategic and forward-thinking by experimenting with new options that could benefit the company.

Navisite helped us reduce our onboarding time by 90% and our overall operational costs by 20%. Not only are we seeing cost savings, but our security profile has also never been better. None of this was as straightforward and achievable until we moved to Amazon WorkSpaces."
Dan Mawn
Director of Information Technology
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The Solution

Navisite migrated Origlio’s entire IT infrastructure to a new virtual private cloud running in Amazon Web Services (AWS), and decommissioned its on-premises data center completely. The migration included several lines of business servers running on Microsoft Windows Server, such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Application Servers and File Servers. Navisite also migrated over 200 laptops and desktops to Amazon WorkSpaces using Zero Clients with near-zero downtime in less than one month.

By automating the employee onboarding process and the provisioning of new hardware/software using Amazon WorkSpaces, Origlio was able to reduce the time it takes to onboard a new employee by 90%. Origlio was also able to reduce its operational costs by over 20% by migrating to AWS, leveraging AWS’ economies of scale and flexible pricing options.

By migrating its infrastructure to AWS, Origlio no longer needed to allocate resources to managing and maintaining aging hardware. Instead, it could spend more time experimenting with new services that would help differentiate the business. Origlio could do this quickly with minimal costs without having to provision costly hardware.