Data Centers

Steeltec Builds a Resilient Virtualized Infrastructure for SAP ERP With IBM BladeCenter

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Executive Summary

Following a near-disaster at a manufacturing site, a comprehensive review by Steeltec management highlighted the business risks inherent in operating a single data center. Steeltec wanted to improve its business security and reduce risk by improving disaster recovery capabilities and safeguarding its critical SAP ERP environment. Prometheus Informatik, an IBM Premier Business Partner, created a secondary data center based on IBM BladeCenter technology, using VMware ESX to provide a flexible, scalable infrastructure for the company's SAP applications. Servers at the primary data center were also virtualized, and can now be rapidly failed over to the secondary center if disaster strikes.

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