In the last two decades, modern agribusiness has gone through a technological transformation nearly as dramatic as the industrial revolution of more than 200 years ago. Think of it as moving from a team of oxen and a wooden plow to an electrohydraulic utility tractor – in less than 20 years.
As farming and ranching increasingly rely on information services for recordkeeping and trend data, one Minnesota-based company is experiencing phenomenal growth. MetaFarms, a major Software-as-aService (SaaS) provider in the animal agriculture business, provides the tools that hundreds of pork and poultry producers from the U.S. to Canada to Australia use every day to help them make better business decisions. What they lacked was a reliable data backup and disaster recovery solution.
Partnering for business results
“As we got bigger, we gained larger, more complicated customers,” says Jeff Duffy, Vice President of Operations for MetaFarms. What’s more, any downtime in their production environment could mean thousands of dollars in lost revenue for its producers.
Initially, the company turned to Sungard Availability Services for storage capacity with colocation and backup of its critical business processes in Minneapolis. But with each new customer came growing demand for strict compliance related to industry regulatory compliance and disaster recovery. They needed a reliable partner with a global footprint who could guide them through the growth phase and set them on a path for success. MetaFarms reached out to Sungard AS for more.