Wharfedale Announces Successful SAP Landscape Migration for a Major Pharmaceutical Company to Gain Greater Flexibility and Efficiency in Managing Business Operations

Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing innovative solutions to enterprise SAP customers. Its extensive, multi-disciplinary experience spanning across SAP applications, databases, operating systems, storage, and SAN areas, enabled the successful migration and consolidation of customers' SAP landscape into a Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) - utilizing VBlock.
Published On
July 30, 2012


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. is a leading SAP infrastructure consulting services and SAP Cloud Computing firm. For over a decade, Wharfedale has been providing SAP infrastructure solutions, which includes the SAP Disaster Recovery, to a wide array of customers and vertical industries for 65 of the Fortune 100 companies. Wharfedale’s highly focused SAP infrastructure expertise extends into High Availability, Virtualization, Backup & Recovery, Landscape Optimizations and Managed Services. Wharfedale’s portfolio of innovative solutions delivered optimal systems performance, minimal downtime for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing customer while maximizing their capital investment.

The customer’s landscapes consisted of SAP ERP 6.0, BI 7.0 and SCM Livecache components running on IBM AIX. The customer was exploring the viability of migrating and consolidating their new SAP landscape to Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) utilizing VBlock solution based on EMC, CISCO and VMware technologies in a Linux/Oracle 11G RAC Grid environment.

Wharfedale performed Advanced SAP Landscape sizing for the customers’ VBlock environment based on the SAP application performance requirements. A virtual environment was then built using this design with Linux operating system, and Oracle 11G as database in a VMWare ESX 5.0 hypervisor environment on a VBlock. Wharfedale executed mock migrations from IBM AIX platform to Linux platform using SAP heterogeneous system copy procedures and industry best practices for migration. The actual production cutover was performed over the course of a weekend onto the new virtual platform for the ERP, BI and SCM Livecache components. The customer fully expects their VBlock to deliver robust performance needed for their business critical applications. Wharfedale was also involved in the Unicode conversion for ERP 6.0 and BI 7.0 components.

Apart from creating the SAP infrastructure and optimizing it for the SAP application, migration of server and storage platforms, tuning the SAP database, and improving their backup and recovery methodologies were some of the other services offered by Wharfedale Technologies to its pharmaceutical manufacturing customer. The project brought about an overall cost savings of around 35% and performance improvement by almost 60%.

About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.
Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in SAP infrastructure integrations and services, as well as Private | Public | Hybrid Cloud solutions. As an SAP Certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale offers SAP solutions around - high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, Basis administration & operations, backup & recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.

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Wharfedale’s SAP virtualization and migration solutions’ delivers tremendous return on investment to its pharmaceutical industry customer.
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