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the company’s perormance or scalability requirements. EFiS EDIFinance Service AG needed to implement new server solutions capableo optimizing its Linux-based environment while minimizing risksand lowering costs. Additionally, the new solution needed to improvedisaster recovery capabilities to support the uninterrupted operation o its 24/7 online banking system.EFiS EDI Finance Service AG is also strongly committed to greentechnologies and has, or instance, designed and implemented aninnovative water-cooled air cooler system to take advantage o the oldapple cider tanks in the cellar underneath its data center. This greenphilosophy has led to the company continuously seeking ways toreduce its carbon ootprint, which played a major role when it came toselecting a new platorm.
EFiS chose to implement its new Linux platorm on IBM System ztechnology. Beore the implementation, IBM Business Partner PROFIEngineering Systems AG helped EFiS EDI Finance Service AG rigorously test the solution to ensure that it would deliver the kind o perormance improvements that would make the migration worthwhile. Then, PROFI Engineering Systems AG helped the company migrateits mission-critical applications rom pre-existing x86-based serversonto an IBM Enterprise Linux Server (ELS) – a single IBM System z9Business Class (z9 BC) platorm running the Novell SUSE LinuxEnterprise Server or System z operating system. While the IBM System z9 BC platorm satised the company’sperormance and energy requirements, EFiS EDI Finance Service AG saw an opportunity to expand its IBM and Linux investments andimprove the company’s overall services. The company updated itsdata center by installing a new ELS – an IBM System z10 BusinessClass (z10 BC) server as its new disaster recovery platorm. The IBMSystem z10 BC server uses the powerul IBM Integrated Facility or Linux (IFL) processors to provide a highly reliable and available virtualized environment or its Linux-based workloads.Deploying the IBM System z9 had already increased processing speedssignicantly; even so, the tests showed that the introduction o the new ELS could double the existing perormance levels.
Thanks to the IBM System z platorms, virtualization technologies andthe SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or System z operating system, EFiSEDI Finance Service AG successully consolidated its environment while deploying hundreds o Linux instances to support its perormancerequirements. By retiring unnecessary and underperorming hardwarethe company was able to double processing speeds and optimize its datacenter. Additionally, the implementation o the SUSE Linux Enterprise
EFiS EDI Finance Service AG successfully
consolidated its environment whiledeploying hundreds of Linux instances tosupport its performance requirements.By retiring unnecessary and under-
performing hardware, the company wasable to double processing speeds andoptimize its data center.The implementation of the SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server software andSystem z technology enabled thecompany to optimize its fully realizeddisaster recovery plan.