Disaster Recovery Services:
Push button Disaster Recovery solution
ERP has standard methodologies for doing backups and restoring the environment, but there is nothing built into the application that specifically addresses disaster recovery. Traditional ERP DR solutions leave many organizations unable to meet recovery time and recovery point objectives. The recovery processes common in traditional DR solutions are prone to errors and result infrequent failures. WFT’s expertise in understanding the complex and distributed nature of the various components in a landscape and the associated integration with bolt-on’s makes it a leader in the design and implementation of ERP Push button Disaster Recovery solution.
Technical Business Impact Assessment (BIA)
WFT’s technical business impact assessment focuses on the critical technical interdependencies and impacts in the implementation of a ERP disaster recovery solution. Mapping of infrastructure functionality to infrastructure components. and identifying internal and external dependencies to achieve the required RTO/RPO is a major factor in the successful deployment of a DR solution. This service also includes prioritizing critical applications and identifying associated infrastructure components in the disaster recovery strategy.
Disaster Recovery with Repurposing
WFT’s Disaster recovery with repurposing enables customer to utilize the hardware at the disaster recovery site by running non-production landscapes at the disaster recovery site until a disaster occurs. This solution enables customers to rapidly re-purpose servers and their connectivity to appropriate networks and storage without repeatedly reworking or manually configuring the data center infrastructure. This solution also involves workflow automation to repurpose systems at the disaster recovery site to support production applications in case of a disaster.
ERP Disaster Recovery on Cloud
Utilizing cloud model for ERP disaster recovery has multiple benefits in terms of reduced capital expenditure and transferring to a utility based billing model. With the firm’s extensive experience in deploying ERP like SAP & ORACLE in cloud environments and with a deep background in deploying Disaster Recovery solutions, WFT’s Disaster Recovery on Cloud solution allows customers the flexibility of deploying the Disaster Recovery Solution for their Production landscape in a Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud environment.
Data Protection services
Disaster Recovery on Cloud
Defining a backup strategy that meets different recovery requirements and designing recovery scenarios for different error conditions are essential for effective and prompt recovery of data within a landscape. Backup and Recovery Solution ensures that your application landscape is protected and recoverable while supporting multiple Local RPO/RTO targets.
Data protection of the ERP server involves steps to protect of all the software components that are needed by the ERP system to operate. The base components of the ERP server are the operating system, the application server, database instance, and data files. Each component requires different data protection techniques. ERP non-database file systems contain various files necessary for ERP system operation like executables, transport files, diagnostic agent global scripts, profiles, and so on. The protection of the ERP database has two parts: protecting the database binaries and configuration files and protecting data stored in the data files. WFT’s expertise and deep understanding of the different components in the ERP landscape that need to be backed up and the integration of these components with the right tools provides a end-to-end backup restore solution for the entire ERP landscape.
ERP Backup with de-duplication:
Some of the challenges faced by ERP customers specific to backup include growth of data, shrinking backup windows, management and maintenance issues and need to minimize impact on business operations. WFT’s Backup with De-duplication solution addresses these concerns by accelerating backup and restore tasks, eliminating performance impact on production systems and reducing the backup storage cost by utilizing de-duplication technology coupled with enterprise backup software. WFT presents the pros and cons of source side and target side de-duplication and integrates SAP application with the backup software and the de-duplication appliance to realize the benefits listed above.
ERP Landscape Design and Optimization
Implementing a new application environment or performing an upgrade is the perfect time to architect and plan out your entire SAP or Oracle Landscape. WFT landscape design solution takes into account all layers of the infrastructure, DB, Central Instance and Application/Batch Servers. Emphasis is placed on ease of management, scalability, sustainable performance, growth and recoverability. This solution follows a best practices approach to evaluate and design the necessary infrastructure to support the landscape requirements.
The Landscape Design for ERP Service help customers leverage WFT’s vast customer experience and industry best practices to design a optimal landscape for new ERP implementations or improve existing landscapes. This will consider all aspects of sizing the landscape to provide an accurate ERP application landscape Sizing and complete landscape design. Deliverables include Advanced Sizing information with hardware specifications, Logical ERP landscape diagrams, physical landscape diagrams, Bill of materials and Project plan with detailed tasks, resource requirements and duration for each phases.
ERP Like SAP cross platform (OS/DB) migration
This service will help customers to Migrate an SAP system to another hardware platform, another operating system, and another database. WFT will analyze and design an optimal plan specific to client’s specific SAP landscape and help migrate to new platform with minimal downtime.
ERP Storage Layout
Landscapes can range from dozens to hundreds of servers. This translates to the potential of having a total number of filesystems that can reach into the thousands. WFT’s ERP Data Layout service translates the unique performance and capacity characteristics of each individual filesystem (ERP Data, Indexes, etc…) and maps them directly to the SAN/NAS storage array. ERP specific metrics like SAPS for each component are taken into consideration in designing this layout so that each component resides on the appropriate storage tier.
ERP Automated System Copies
NetWeaver and Infrastructure administrators can spend countless number of weeks per year performing the necessary procedure of an ERP System Copy. WFT Automated System Copies allows for the creation of job streams that automate not only the infrastructure components, but also all of the direct ERP GUI Pre/Post Processing steps—saving weeks of manual effort. This automated process removes the need for human dependencies and potential human errors.
ERP Like SAP Landscape Replication
SAP Landscape Replication for ABAP & J2EE is a solution that can help companies build new SAP landscapes by replicating existing NetWeaver landscapes. WFT’s integration of infrastructure and NetWeaver tools allows this process to be accomplished in a fraction of the time with zero source system downtime thus saving time, valuable resources and money.
Many landscapes experience a degradation in overall performance, especially as the landscape grows in capacity and concurrent users. Performance Optimization solution evaluates all the critical components of the SAP or Oracle infrastructure, from data layout to database SQL tuning and all layers in-between, to pinpoint the bottlenecks and determine whether an individual component reached it’s performance limit. The uniqueness of this solution lies in the fact that the analysis is done at a specific point in time across all the layers in the I/O stack starting all the way from the application down to the disk spindle in the storage array.
WFT will design, architect and build ERP landscape on Virtual Infrastructure provided by VMware. The services include ERP Landscape Design utilizing VMware HA, DRS and VMOTION, ERP technical Architecture design, Local Recovery and Disaster Recovery, System copy automation for ERP landscape on Virtual infrastructure.
Network Optimization with Cisco
WFT’s WAN optimization solution accelerates ERP applications over the WAN and also addresses poor application performance across the WAN in accessing centralized data centers. WFT’s WAAS solution allows IT departments to centralize applications and storage in the data center while maintaining LAN-like application performance and provides locally hosted IT services while reducing the branch-office device footprint.