…maximized ROI and innovative HA solution meets the business needs for non-disruptive availability of the critical SAP application.
Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. today announces the successful deployment of SAP High Availability solution for a giant a global diversified technology and manufacturing leader who serves customers worldwide with aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings, homes and industry, automotive products, turbochargers, and specialty materials with nearly 120,000 employees in 100 countries.
Based on the findings from an earlier engagement with Wharfedale, it was evident that there was a need to make adjustments to the method and process in which the customer protects and insures High Availability (HA) within their SAP environment and IT architecture for enterprise computing.
The customer requested WFT to architect a high availability solution for their SAP environment that can address these gaps and meet following criteria:
- Meet Business needs in short and long term
- Align with the current technology used and future technology direction
Working directly with the identified technical owners, WFT reviewed availability requirement for each component. For each component it was determined if availability is required at the infrastructure level, at the application level or both. In order to maximize ROI for each component, WFT looked to re-use non-production assets as part of the production availability.
Based on the infrastructure and application information collected, WFT proposed a high availability solution for each SAP system component. The HA solution design was based on integration of the SAP infrastructure and database tools for that particular component. The design took into consideration the inevitable requirement of external as well as internal consistencies of the component.
Based on the requirements, WFT evaluated the following to provide the customer with the appropriate HA options:
- HA options for SAP that would support virtualization using VMware
- High availability options and possibilities available at application (SAP) layer.
- Options of providing HA for Oracle database (Standby, RAC, fail over using OS clustering etc).
- Options of providing HA at Storage level (RAID, redundant storage etc).
- Options of providing HA using IBM and Intel servers (vSphere FT, LPAR’s, Hypervisor etc.).
- Options of providing HA at OS layer (AIX, Linux, and Windows).
- Impact of the overall HA design on future tools that might be adopted for Disaster Recovery ex. Site Recovery Manager.
- Clustering of critical application components with application specific monitoring and failover.
The final options presented took into consideration of the existing infrastructure and application tools already bought by customer. It also took into consideration of the current and planned technology tools used by strategic business groups and came up with different options to meet the business needs for HA.
WFT helped the customer that relies on SAP with an integrated, out-of-the-box solution for SAP application. WFT was able to curtail cost by utilizing all the existing technology tools already bought by the customer. WFT solution helped reduce the risks and costs of maintaining the SAP application in support of critical Business process. SAP application integration with the underlying infrastructure provided the strategic backbone for the innovative High Availability solution that helped meet the business need for non-disruptive availability of the critical SAP application.
About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2000, Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. (WFT) is a leader in SAP infrastructure solutions. As a highly skilled SAP infrastructure consulting firm, WFT works closely with vendors, jointly delivering solutions to some of the largest clients in the financial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and entertainment industries, as well as key government agencies. As an SAP certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around - high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.
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