WFT Announces a Successful Disaster Recovery Design and Implementation for a Global Healthcare Company

Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. (WFT) is a leader in providing innovative solutions to enterprise SAP customers. WFT’s multi-disciplinary skills spanning across SAP applications, databases, operating systems, storage, and SAN areas enable the successful deployment of a disaster recovery solution for a global health care company's Human Resource service case management system.
Published On
December 11, 2013


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT) is a leading SAP infrastructure services and SAP on Cloud consulting firm. Wharfedale has been providing SAP infrastructure solutions to customers for a decade, which includes 65 of the Fortune 100 companies. Wharfedale’s highly focused SAP infrastructure expertise additionally extends into High Availability, Virtualization, Backup Recovery, Landscape Optimizations and Managed Services. Wharfedale’s portfolio of innovative solutions provides customers with optimal systems performance, minimal downtime while maximizing their capital investment.

WFT’s customer is a global healthcare company with offices in over 60 countries with major research centers in US and Europe. The customer has engaged WFT for providing gap analysis of their existing disaster recovery environment for an internal Human Resource Service Case Management System, in addition, providing architecture and design for a disaster recovery solution and a detailed documented procedure for their annual DR test. The objective was to provide disaster recovery capability for this HR case management system to meet their Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) requirements.

The customer’s environment consisted of a combination of virtual and physical servers. The integration between Human Resource Service Case Management System, SAP systems and other survey and reporting systems was a critical factor in the overall design of the disaster recovery solution.

The scope of the engagement for WFT has involved the following:

  •    Provide advisory role for information gathering, understanding business requirements and providing solutions to meet the customer’s business need
  •    Architect and design a disaster recovery solution for the production environment
  •    Develop and implement the disaster recovery plan
  •    Execute technical disaster recovery tests and provide support for application testing

The solution involved replication of data using a database based replication solution with a principal server in primary location and a warm standby server at the disaster recovery location. A manual failover/failback process was implemented and tested based on the requirements. WFT also provided the updates to existing monitoring and change management procedures to address the requirements of the disaster recovery solution.

The implementation of this solution provided the capability of swift resolution of employee’s HR related cases even in case of a disaster, besides addressing the contractual and regulatory obligations of the firm to its employees.

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, back up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

The solution provides employee’s self-service capability even in the event of a disaster.
Share this article