3 Step IT Group Oy provides global IT equipment leasing services as well as online asset management and equipment replacement services.
The company’s 3,000 customers include large businesses and organizations with significant IT acquisitions. It manages nearly 1.5 million IT assets in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and across Asia.
“Oracle Database demonstrated excellent performance for us over the years. However, we experienced challenges with our self-configured, legacy, multivendor database; networking; and storage server environment, which proved complicated to handle and hard to maintain,” said Juha Reunanen, research and development director, 3 Step IT Group Oy.
“We were in the market for a new and cost-effective solution with better maintenance and scalability properties, and when we learned that Oracle had an easy-to-deploy, single-box combined hardware and software solution for midsize companies, Oracle Database Appliance was a clear choice for us,” Reunanen said.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Diagnostics and Tuning Packs were instrumental in helping 3 Step IT Group’s administration team to streamline testing and management functions, resulting in improved service levels and the ability to address problems before they impact users.
It took only six days to get the testing site fully operational, and 13 days before the production site went live in October 2012. This was dramatically quicker than the implementation of the company’s legacy solution, which took five months to install and two months to test. The Oracle Database Appliance implementation was so easy and straightforward that it could be carried out entirely in-house by 3 Step IT Group staff. Miracle Finland Oy and Oracle Finland’s technical staff helped in configuring Oracle Active Data Guard.
Miracle Finland Oy provided important assistance, based on its own technical experience and recommended investing in Oracle engineered systems.
“We had successfully worked with Miracle Finland in implementing the database in our legacy solution, and we chose Oracle Database Appliance because we trusted their expertise,” Reunanen said.