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Changing the worldwide footprint, Fulghum Industries. Inc.

There’s a lot of frothy talk about hyperconverged infrastructure these days, and lots of vendor marketing teams angling to position themselves as next “big thing”. While features and functionality may impress, what really matters is how they move the needle for customers who have to deploy and manage this stuff for the long term. 

Just a few weeks out of the gate from launch, I’m proud to say we already have some impressive customer success stories. This stuff doesn’t come quickly or easily, but it’s a testament to the cutting-edge product we’ve built, and the quality of the team behind it.  Fulghum Industries is a perfect example.

Fulghum is a Georgia-based provider of heavy equipment manufacturing services to the forest products industry, offering a diverse range of products from disk chippers, and conveyors to massive log handling cranes. The company has nearly 100 mills worldwide, and produces equipment located in several hundred additional locations across the globe.

Five years ago, Fulghum started an initiative to computerize its mill machinery to automate complex manufacturing processes, collect valuable data and analyze its opportunities for potential process or equipment improvements. As part of this effort, the company’s goal is to create a virtual private cloud infrastructure that connects remote mill sites to a series of strategically situated regional data centers – starting with the virtualization of Fulghum’s own corporate infrastructure. 

A project that was originally supported a highly complex “stack” of hardware and software from Microsoft, Dell, NetApp, Cisco and HP, has now been replaced by NIMBOXX – which according to Fulghum IT Director Aaron Kent, “has become a central pivot point for our future IT infrastructure and app service plans.” 

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David Cauthron is founder and CTO at NIMBOXX, responsible for product direction and delivery. David is a seasoned technologist with recognized expertise in information technology, telecommunications and datacenter integration. Prior to founding NIMBOXX, David was chief technology officer at Galactic Computing Corporation where he was responsible for the technical and architectural vision of the supercomputer manufacturer. He has also held key development roles at Neutility, Inc. and Chainworks, Inc.