2012 is almost here and if you have a RISC/UNIX migration in the planning stages or are exploring a migration for next year I urge you to read our migration case studies. One of my favorite case studies is Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Freeport determined the company’s existing infrastructure and ERP environment was not delivering the scalability and performance that was needed inhibiting its ability to progress its growth agenda. Freeport’s SAP migration to Cisco UCS increased platform utilization and maximized its infrastructure investment, while simplifying ongoing management and operational support for their ERP environment.
A migration of mission-critical applications is a decision that most organizations consider carefully. A key discussion in any RISC/UNIX migration includes an investigation of the applications and how to migrate them from their current architecture to Cisco UCS. The typical questions are: How do I migrate? What are the options? Do you have any real world examples? If so, what were the results and benefits?
As part of our RISC/UNIX Migration Program, we have released a set of migration guides for key applications, such as Oracle RAC, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Siebel that answer those specific questions. I urge you to read how Cisco customers and Cisco IT, utilizing a planned and phased approach, migrated Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Siebel applications to Cisco UCS.
The major benefits of the migrations were:
- Faster response times
- Lower software licensing costs
- Reduced space, power and wiring complexity
- Elimination of hot spares
- Enhanced flexibility with virtualized and unified environment
The RISC/UNIX case studies and migration guides show how IT departments can gain greater agility and flexibility for enterprise applications by leveraging the architectural advantages of the Cisco Unified Computing System. Please click here to see additional RISC/UNIX migration material.