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Debenhams

Debenhams

2012 - 2014

 

IBM Power 7

Implementation of 2 IBM Power 7 systems with Network Attached Storage

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Migration of Power5 AIX. Power 6 i5/OS and pSeries LPARS to Power7 LPARS and WPARS

LPAR and WPAR sizing and system allocation (Production/Non-Production)

LPAR and WPAR build

Test Migration with LPAR AIX14/52

Full Migration from Power5 to Power7

Full Migration from Power6 to Power7

Full Migration from pSeries to Power7

Replication build and test

Migrate Non-Prod Power7 to IBM DC for HA/DR

  

IBM Power 7

Implement Workload Automation across entire estate

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We have traditionally relied on manual processing controls to manage the overnight and weekend workloads on our mainframes. In recent years we have moved away from processing on primarily i-series (as/400) equipment to an environment with a much broader range of platforms and applications running business critical workload.

The Manual and bespoke methods currently employed to manage non i-Series requirements are prone to human error, and the lack of automation available is increasingly causing risk to Service Levels, and our ability to recover cleanly from any disruptions in normal processing. During a series of Proofs Of Concept exercises, a product that offers the required management capability across our varied estate has been identified, CONTROL-M from BMC Software.

 

IBM Power 7

Implement Tape Storage Management across entire estate

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There is no current hardware resource available to increase capacity of backup infrastructure to cater for current growth or future project requirements.  The number of backups being taken, plus the increased volume of data being required to maintain is causing excess stress on our infrastructure and our ability to recover the data in a disaster.

This project will provide the means to increase our current capacity, reduce the amount of failed backups, separate TSM data from production data to minimise risk, and provide the building blocks for an autonomous TSM infrastructure capable of providing more resilient BCP capabilities.

The project will reduce the amount of administration it currently takes to manipulate the environment in order to continue to keep backups running.