Date Added: Jan 2010
Each time Family Heath Systems (FHS) receive a new project from the Department of Health, often a major database implementation, they had to reconfigure or upgrade the existing machines, or invest in new hardware. With the rapid increase in the number of UNIX systems, the applications and projects have been put together in a somewhat piecemeal fashion. By the middle of last year, the systems were so complex that they felt they needed an accurate, scientific approach to improving performance rather than relying on instinct. Athene has achieved some notable successes in the management of FHS's internal systems. One exercise indicated that there was 98% utilization of one of the systems over the Christmas period.