Published on 13-Oct-2010
Validated on 02 Apr 2012
"Our new IBM infrastructure gives us the capacity we need for our mission-critical applications, as well as ample room for future growth." - Sistema de Credito Cooperativo
Sistema de Credito Cooperativo (Sicredi)
IT/infrastructure, Business Continuity, Virtualization - Server
Sistema de Credito Cooperativo is the second-largest financial cooperative in Brazil, with assets worth over $6 billion.
After a significant growth spurt, Sicredi needed an upgraded server solution to handle increased demand for its mission-critical applications, including Oracle databases.
Sicredi upgraded to three IBM Power 595 servers running IBM AIX to accommodate growing IT workloads. The company is able to change partition capacity to handle seasonal peaks in demand with IBM PowerVM Dynamic Logical Partitioning and Micro-Partitioning technology.
The IBM solution improves the reliability of mission-critical applications, offers vertical scalability to support growing IT needs, and ensures higher levels of service through improved business resilience.
Sistema de Credito Cooperativo (Sicredi), the second-largest financial cooperative in Brazil, is a consortium of more than 130 credit unions and 1,000 agency locations that employs about 13,000 people in banking, insurance, and credit card administration. The company’s current assets are worth approximately $6 billion.
After a significant growth spurt, Sicredi needed an upgraded server solution to handle increased demand for its mission-critical applications, including Oracle databases. Sicredi was looking for a highly scalable architecture that would support parallel databases and would enable improved business resilience. The company was also facing end-of-term support issues with its legacy operating system and database software, and needed to update the underlying software infrastructure.
By upgrading to three IBM Power 595 servers running the IBM AIX operating system, Sicredi was able to accommodate its full workload using uncapped partitions. To address contingency issues, the company implemented a three-node Oracle 11g RAC metropolitan area network to create an active/active cluster between its two data centers.
Sicredi is now able to change partition capacity as needed to handle seasonal peaks in demand with IBM PowerVM Dynamic Logical Partitioning and Micro-Partitioning technology. IBM PowerVM enterprise technology now plays a major role in the infrastructure.
· Improves the reliability of mission-critical applications
· Offers vertical scalability to support growing IT needs
· Ensures higher levels of service through improved business resilience
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