NEDIS BV is one of Europe’s market leaders in consumer electronics and accessories. As a branded wholesaler, it carries nine of its own brands and distributes more than 300 other brands, including exclusive and licensed products.
NEDIS chose Oracle’s SPARC T4-2 server and Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers to provide an easy and proven migration path to a high-performance hardware platform without changing software applications or business processes. The SPARC T4-2 server’s built-in redundant architecture provided a robust platform to ensure availability.
"Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers and SPARC T4-2 server enabled us to consolidate six environments to one," said Breukers. "It cut implementation time from a year to four months, and continues to save us up to 40% for support."
Oracle Partner Arteq conducted a proof of concept for NEDIS and migrated a copy of the company’s existing environment to SPARC T4-2 servers, using Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers. The success of the migration proved that SPARC technology would allow NEDIS to extend the life of its ERP system.
Arteq worked with NEDIS to manage a phased migration of its European operations to the consolidated platform. The group completed the migration with minimal downtime and without business disruption. NEDIS has extended its managed services contract with Arteq to cover the virtualized environment.
"Arteq liberated our business-critical ERP systems from legacy hardware and deployed them on the industry’s most high-performance platform without incurring the cost or disruption of porting software," Breukers said.