Patrick Terminals brings in HPE’s GreenLake IT platform


Patrick Terminals has selected the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) GreenLake IT platform for terminal operations in Australia.

The GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform provides IT in an as-a-service model to bring efficiencies to output for Australia’s major container terminal operator.

Patrick Terminals’ aging infrastructure was showing signs of increased failure rates and the operator needed greater capacity as it expands operations.

Patrick Terminals’ engineers also require their automation technologies to work with the complex information systems and software applications they rely on to keep the terminal running smoothly.

The company’s private cloud manages all information coming in from shipping lines, exporters, importers, and industry regulators.

Data is fed in real-time and the automation systems then perform all the necessary calculations to direct the equipment in the terminal yard.

These data computations must be nearly instantaneous, which require on-site compute power to avoid latency and delays. 

Kevin Windsor, Head of Infrastructure at Patrick Terminals, noted, “The agility of HPE GreenLake helps us handle new business demands as they emerge, whether it’s ensuring compliance, improving our labour systems, or enabling greater automation.

“Running our private cloud as a service is a major business advantage. We can use additional capacity when it’s required and only pay for what we use, providing us with more flexibility to support the business and manage costs efficiently, without the delay of lengthy purchase or leasing procurement processes.”

HPE Pointnext Services managed the end-to-end installation and configuration of the compute, storage, and networking platforms that run Patrick Terminals’ core data centre applications.

The installation of HPE Synergy composable infrastructure, HPE Primera storage, HPE StoreOnce backup, HPE Cloud Bank storage, and Aruba networking, have translated into savings, of both time and fuel costs, for the terminal and their customers.

Patrick Terminals is a gateway for trade and investment, delivering exceptional consistency and efficiency for shipping customers across its container terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Western Australia.

The container terminals operate 24-hours a day, with any latency or downtime in the data centers leading to negative impact on business operations.

Adrian Sandrin, CIO at Patrick Terminals, added, “One of the things we liked about HPE GreenLake is the ability to easily adapt to new business requirements.

“The HPE GreenLake platform gives us all the advantages of the cloud but with our systems on-premises.”

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