WFT Announces Successful Deployment of SAP System Refresh Solution for a Manufacturer of Kitchenware Products

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Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud), a global leader in enterprise SAP Infrastructure and Cloud solutions, today announces the successful deployment of SAP System Refresh solution for a manufacturer of kitchenware products. Wharfedale Technologies designed a significantly robust solution which integrated the cloning technology of an Enterprise storage vendor with the SAP application.

The solution provides a repeatable process to perform system refresh for any SAP component irrespective of the underlying size of the database.

Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. today announces the successful deployment of SAP System Refresh solution for a giant kitchenware manufacturer firm. The customer had faced challenges to meet their business requirements due to the lack of a defined system refresh procedure for the different components in their SAP landscape. This had hindered them from making system copies for quality assurance purposes. Furthermore, the existing manual process that was followed occasionally was very time consuming, and certain critical post processing steps were also not being executed.

The customer requested WFT to design and implement the system refresh process for their SAP test (QA) environment. The customer’s goal was to implement an SAP System Copy solution for their ECC, BW, CRM and PI SAP components. The SAP landscape resided on Sun hardware in a Solaris/Oracle environment and EMC VMAX as the backend storage array.

To meet the customer’s System Refresh requirements, WFT designed a solution to address all the requirements by utilizing their SAP infrastructure and SAP BASIS expertise to refresh the SAP test landscape from SAP production landscape. From the infrastructure perspective, the layout of the file systems and configuration of disk groups were updated to align with the storage cloning requirements. The procedure also involved presenting cloned storage to the appropriate Solaris zones and renaming the system identifier of the Oracle database for each SAP component. Furthermore, the storage cloning was implemented in such a way that it enabled Federated single point-in-time copy for all SAP components in the landscape.

From a SAP BASIS perspective, the procedure involved executing multiple pre-processing and post-processing transactions that are specific to each SAP component to get the target landscape up and running, with the most up-to-date data from production landscape. In short, the solution incorporated efficient methodology to refresh SAP database and perform SAP post processing.

The solution provided by WFT proved to be a reliable and a flexible solution to perform SAP system refresh in a Solaris zones and Oracle environment. Furthermore, the solution also provides a repeatable process to perform system refresh for any SAP component irrespective of the underlying size of the database.

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.

For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit or call us at (888) 533-3113.

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