Wharfedale Announces Successful Migration and Consolidation of a Globally Recognized Apparel Manufacturer's SAP landscape, leading to higher Efficiency and Cost Savings

Wharfedale’s deep, multi-disciplinary expertise across a multitude of SAP applications, databases, storage, SAN and de-duplication areas – has enabled the successful migration and consolidation of a global apparel manufacturer’s SAP landscape into a Virtual Computing Environment. The delivered solution utilized VBlock and the deployment of a HACMP with SRDF Integration and migrating and consolidating their new SAP landscape to Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) utilizing VBlock.
Published On
June 27, 2012


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. is a leading SAP infrastructure consulting services and SAP Cloud Computing firm. Wharfedale has been providing SAP infrastructure solutions to a vast number of customers and vertical industries for over a decade which include, Architecting and Implementing SAP Disaster Recovery for 65 of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as delivering 62% of all SAP onto VBlock Migrations for SAP customers based in the US. Wharfedale’s highly focused SAP infrastructure expertise additionally extends into High Availability, Virtualization, Backup+Recovery, Landscape Optimizations and Managed Services. Wharfedale’s innovative solutions portfolio - ensured that the following apparel manufacturing | retail customer - was delivered optimal systems performance, minimal downtime - while maximizing their capital investment.

The customer’s landscapes consisted of SAP ERP 6.0 and BI 7.0 components running on HP-UX 11i and OS/400 DB2 5.4.5. 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 Windows 2008/SQL 2008 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 Windows 2008 operating system, and SQL 2008 as database in a VMWare ESX 4.1 hypervisor environment on a VBlock. Wharfedale executed mock migrations from AS/400 DB2 platform to Windows 2008/SQL 2008 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 and BI components. The customer fully expect their VBlock to deliver robust performance needed for their business critical applications.

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 apparel manufacturing customer.

The project brought about an overall:
- Cost savings around 30 to 40%
- Performance improvement by 60%
- Improved ease in administration by about 20%

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 a 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.

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Wharfedale’s Utilizes its core expertise in SAP landscape migrations and consolidations into a Virtual Computing Environment [VCE] delivering tremendous cost & space savings to a global, apparel industry customer.
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