Date Added: May 2009
IT-Informatik wanted to be able to offer SAP application hosting services to its mid-market clients. The company needed to find a hardware infrastructure that would maximise security, flexibility, and ease of management. The complete package was intended to make the latest SAP NetWeaver-based applications attractive to smaller companies that otherwise might not consider them as a viable option for their business. IT-Informatik chose IBM Power Systems servers, leveraging IBM PowerVM technologies to run SAP applications under Linux in separate virtual partitions (LPARs). Data is stored in a SAN built around IBM System Storage DS4700 hardware, managed by IBM Tivoli Storage Manager.