Published on 21 Dec 2011
“ With the new solution, we have reduced the backup time by approximately 50 percent. In general, we experience substantial performance improvements of 50 to 60 percent across all systems and applications. ”
Josef Schöppl, Head of IT, WIBERG
This paper describes how WIBERG, a developer, producer and service provider in the food industry, implemented an integrated solution to improve the availability, business continuity, manageability and performance of its SAP and non-SAP solutions. The biggest change in the environment was the implementation of a virtualized storage solution based on IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM XIV Storage System. WIBERG also upgraded its IBM Power Systems server landscape to take advantage of the latest IBM i and DB2 technologies.
WIBERG wanted to improve the availability and business continuity of its most important systems. An outdated architecture needed to be replaced by a more modern solution, offering good performance and easy scalability for future requirements. A low-risk migration path was needed to allow for a smooth transition to the new landscape.
Following a comprehensive project to modernize and optimize its IT landscape, WIBERG now runs SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse on IBM Power Systems with IBM i (including DB2 for i database technology) attached to IBM XIV storage through IBM SAN Volume Controller.
New IBM server and storage technologies have reduced backup time by about 50 percent. WIBERG is experiencing substantial performance improvements of 50 to 60 percent across all systems and applications. Dramatically improved recovery times. WIBERG now has just two vendors, SAP and IBM, for its entire SAP infrastructure – covering servers, storage, backup and disaster recovery, networking equipment, operating system, database, middleware and applications – reducing complexity, improving support and cutting vendor-management costs.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
DB2 for i5/OS, IBM i, System Storage SAN Volume Controller
Power 740 Express, Storage: TS3500 Tape Library, Storage: XIV, System i
IGF, IGF: IT Financing - IBM HW, IGF: IT Financing - IBM Services and Project Financing, IGF: IT Financing - IBM SW, Business Continuity, High Availability, Smarter Planet, Virtualization, Virtualization - Storage
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