Wharfedale Technologies Migrates Transalta’s SAP Production Landscape to VCE Converged Infrastructure and Improves Performance by 50 Percent

Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT), a leading professional IT services firm specializing in integration services for infrastructures based on SAP® solutions, today announced a successful data migration for TransAlta, a multi-billion renewable energy provider headquartered in western Canada, for moving their SAP production landscape from a physical environment to VCE Vblock® Systems.
Published On
June 30, 2014


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT), a leading IT services and consulting firm, announced today it has successfully migrated TransAlta’s SAP production landscapes from its physical environment to a virtualized Converged Infrastructure with VCE Vblock Systems using EMC VNX storage. TransAlta is an electricity power generator and wholesale marketing company. It operates over 70 power plants in Canada, the United States and Australia. It is the largest publicly traded provider of renewable energy in Canada.

Venturing down the path to Converged Infrastructure with VCE Vblock Systems using EMC VNX storage, TransAlta, has chosen Wharfedale Technologies (WFT) to be the partner to ensure a successful migration and full virtualization of SAP landscapes. Integration of SAP application with data protection, high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of the converged infrastructure was also implemented. There were multiple landscapes involved and the production cutover downtime demanded minimum impact to the business. WFT senior SAP Basis team deployed various approaches using their own propriety proven migration methodology to optimize the processes and drastically shorten the production downtime.

Leveraging its deep infrastructure and SAP application knowledge, WFT also provided a very comprehensive design covering every aspect of proposed SAP landscape. Michael Moore, TransAlta IT Director stated, “WFT demonstrated very deep skills and knowledge in all aspects of SAP, Virtualization, Converged Infrastructure, Data Protection, High Availability and Disaster Recovery. The process was collaborative, rapid, and painless; which is saying a lot considering all of the complexities SAP implementations entail.”

Michael Moore, further commented, “This brings tremendous value to our organization as it’s created a platform for dramatically improved processes around System Refreshes, High Availability, Data Protection, and Disaster Recovery; all on a simplified infrastructure architecture.”

The results of the migration to the converged infrastructure of the client’s production landscape enabled TransAlta with easy provisioning mechanism to its business teams, improved system performance by 50 percent, and increase reliability and availability for overall SAP solutions.

With increasing number of enterprise SAP users wanting to reduce infrastructure and operational costs, Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO at Wharfedale Technologies, stated, “we are confident that large-scale SAP landscape migrations as such, can be completed in shorter time periods, with the same level of efficiency and reliability in the future.”

Michael O’Hara, VP, Strategic Alliances, VCE, said, “VCE Vblock Systems provide the performance, agility and efficiency needed to support the demands of business critical applications by pre-integrating, pre-testing and pre-validating the converged infrastructure as a single unit. By combining VCE’s capabilities with WFT’s system expertise, customers like TransAlta are able to quickly benefit from migrating physical applications to a virtualized converged infrastructure.”

About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.
Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in infrastructure integrations and services for SAP® solutions, as well as private/public/hybrid cloud solutions. As an SAP-certified provider of cloud and hosting services, Wharfedale also offers solutions around high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, backup/recovery integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimisation.

For more information on Wharfedale Technologies and services, please visit http://www.WFTUS.com or call us at (888) 533-3113.


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Our experience with WFT is exceptional. WFT has helped us realize a vastly improved Return of Investment with our VCE Vblock System and EMC VNX storage deployments.' – Michael Moore
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