OEDIV cuts costs and streamlines operations with SUSE
“By implementing an integrated solution with SUSE Manager and SLES for SAP Applications running on IBM Power Systems with IBM Storage, we improved the performance of the technology stack by 40%.” Martin Stratmann, CEO, OEDIV.
OEDIV is a German private cloud provider specializing in SAP solutions. Its customers come from a wide range of industries and all demand the highest levels of availability to keep checkouts running, ensure supply chains deliver on time and production lines never stop.
OEDIV’s growth strategy is to capitalize on new business opportunities that require greater flexibility. Key to winning these, often larger, customers is the ability to run modern business applications and mission-critical in-memory databases such as SAP HANA, both cost-efficiently and at scale.
As customer systems and data volumes grew, it became clear that OEDIV’s existing IT infrastructure for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA was reaching its performance, capacity and reliability limits, making it difficult to onboard new clients and scale the business effectively.
Already running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on 300 virtual machines using SUSE Manager, OEDIV knew that SUSE solutions could handle its mission-critical customer workloads.
Together with SUSE and IBM, OEDIV deployed a highly standardized solution based on an IBM reference architecture that could scale up further and be easily extended when needed.
Standardized operations and management boost productivity
Post-deployment OEDIV runs its largest and most-demanding SAP HANA databases extremely cost-efficiently. Working with IBM and SUSE technologies, the company has managed to reduce the resources required for system operations by 50%.
By implementing an integrated solution with SUSE Manager and SLES for SAP Applications running on IBM Power Systems with IBM Storage, OEDIV improved the performance of the technology stack by 40%, reducing unplanned downtime to zero.
The combination of SUSE, IBM and SAP has enabled OEDIV to grow beyond capacity and performance limitations. It has doubled private-cloud capacity without adding more people to the team, improving operational efficiency, productivity and unlocking new business opportunities.
The company already runs 400 instances of SLES for SAP Applications on the new IBM Power Systems servers. Thanks to SUSE Manager, OEDIV has streamlined processes across the IBM POWER and x86 architectures.
This helps OEDIV to automate system provisioning and routine administration tasks – new systems can be provisioned in just 30 minutes – helping the team to focus more on value-added, forward-looking consulting and optimization projects.
OEDIV is already planning to extend its server and storage capacity by 50%, driven by growth and new customers using this environment.
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