Hӓagen-Dazs Japan Sweetens Website Performance with NVIDIA GRID

Learn how Häagen-Dazs serves up a graphics-rich experience at GTC Japan.
by Anne Hecht

Häagen-Dazs Japan conveys its rich brand to consumers, salespeople and business partners through a website filled with images, graphics and videos.

The performance of this high-traffic, multimedia-rich website needs to be fast and reliable. But it wasn’t always the case.

Häagen-Dazs Japan had deployed a virtualized environment to modernize IT management for all employees. And this made viewing their website practically impossible. Internet browsing was slow, as were Microsoft Office productivity applications like Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

NVIDIA GRID the Cherry on Top for Website Performance

With productivity on the downturn, Häagen-Dazs Japan turned to a graphics-accelerated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) powered by NVIDIA virtual GPUs (vGPUs) and NVIDIA GRID virtualization software.

“Performance has improved by at least 10x. Our website product pages used to take a really long time to load,” said Shinichi Takeshita, manager of the Information Systems Department at Häagen-Dazs Japan. “Today, accessing that information is easy. NVIDIA virtual GPUs are a major factor.”

Company employees also enjoy excellent performance with Microsoft Office productivity applications. Said Takeshita, “Throughout the day staff will have five to six browser tabs open, anywhere from two to eight Excel spreadsheets open, along with PowerPoint and email. With 20 different windows running, it makes sense that in the past there was a shortage of resources.”

With NVIDIA GRID’s 512MB profile size, each user gets great performance and a great experience no matter what they’re working on.

Get the scoop on how to simplify your organization’s IT management, and keep customers delighted, with NVIDIA vGPU solutions. Read the case study or attend the Häagen-Dazs session at GTC Japan from 13:00-13:25 on Sept. 14.