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Making the Case for Migration: Gerber Scientific Selects IBM XIV Storage System for Its SAP Production Environment

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Executive Summary

This brief describes how Gerber Scientific, working with an IBM storage implementation team, migrated its production SAP applications and Oracle database from an existing proprietary storage infrastructure to the IBM XIV Storage System. IBM Rational Performance Tester was used to simulate the target SAP workloads during the project's Proof Of Concept (POC) phase. Since completing the migration from the previous storage array, Gerber Scientific has benefitted from the XIV system's ability to deliver significant increases in application performance as well as substantial operational and cost efficiencies. Today, IBM XIV storage is the company's exclusive SAP production storage platform.

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