With 8,000 users and 40 TB of data, the VMware-based SAP application servers and physical database servers requires 24x7 availability. Testing in the legacy environment indicated that a data center disaster would have taken 3 weeks to recover from, and would have cost $32 million. The joint venture needed a high availability solution to ensure the SAP environment never went down.
SAP application and database servers run on an InfoScale platform, and Veritas Resiliency Platform replicates SAP information between the joint venture's two data centers. If a system fails, Veritas Resiliency Platform alerts the disaster recovery administrator, who initiates failover.
The solution cost 60% less than the alternative the joint venture considered, and because it is hardware-agnostic, it can easily accommodate changes in the IT infrastructure.