Nuremberg is the second-largest Bavarian city and fourteenth largest municipality in Germany. With the development of Eastern Europe, the city has profited from its central location within the European economic region. With 500,000 inhabitants, Nuremberg is the economic, professional services, and cultural center of Northern Bavaria, and the center of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, with about 2.5 million inhabitants. Since the 1970s, the city has been transformed into an innovative service center with rapid growth in engineering and economic consultancies, market research firms, facilities management service providers, and e-businesses. The many inventions that originated in this city include the first print workshop (1469), photography (1717), and the technology for Shanghai's Transrapid high-speed train (2004).
"As a municipality with limited budgets, we are focused on sustainable investments, so we do not have to replace hardware every three or four years. That is why we have been relying on Oracle hardware and software for a long time. We highly appreciate the manageability, availability, low-maintenance, and sustainability of Oracle solutions," said Dr. Martin Haller, system management director, City of Nuremberg.
Oracle Platinum Partner Computacenter AG & Co. oHG is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services in Europe. The company delivers on-site services in nearly 60 countries and supplies IT hardware and software to customers in more than 100 countries.
As some software components were not yet officially supported during the early stages of the project, Computacenter implemented the solution in close cooperation with an Oracle presales consultant and Oracle Solaris specialists. The City of Nuremberg, working with its partner and Oracle, successfully deployed its SAP systems on Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0, with Oracle Solaris Zones support, within its projected budget and turnaround time. During the pilot project, the city encountered a few bugs, which the Oracle Solaris team quickly helped to solve.