Associated Food Stores’ mission critical system, made up of 26 individual applications, which had previously been hosted on a Unisys A-Series Clearpath CS400 Mainframe are now fully operational on a distributed, N-Tier, Virtual Server environment running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64 bit OS. The DMSII data was automatically migrated to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (x64).
About Associated Food Stores
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Associated Food Stores is a cooperatively owned wholesale distributor to almost 600 independently owned supermarkets in an eight state region.
Since its organization in 1940, Associated Food Stores has not only delivered groceries to independent grocers, but has also helped them battle national chains and razor-thin profits. With the assistance of Associated, most of these independent retailers have become exceptional supermarkets turning in respectable profits.
“For over 25 years the core systems of our business were running on a Unisys mainframe computer. In 2010 we made the decision to migrate those systems to a new platform. Using the Asysco AMT Framework, along with their great team we migrated our systems to a Microsoft SQL environment. It was a great move saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. We now run these same core systems on two virtual servers.”
Wade Judd Sr. VP of Technology
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