Klinikum Chemnitz Cuts SAP Infrastructure Investment Costs by 20 Percent

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Executive Summary

Older infrastructure for SAP applications at Klinikum Chemnitz presented a serious business risk, with database and application servers that were not protected adequately against failure. The systems had reached the limits of their capacity, and could not be extended further. The eight physical servers in the SAP environment were costly to support, maintain and administer. Working closely with Klinikum Mittleres Erzgebirge GmbH, Klinikum Chemnitz chose to consolidate to a shared infrastructure for SAP applications, using virtualization to reduce from eight HP servers to two IBM Power Systems servers. Data storage was moved from an isolated RAID storage system to a SAN based on IBM System Storage DS4000 disk systems.

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