Established in 2003, Sunway Shared Services Sdn. Bhd. offers IT shared services to the subsidiary companies of Sunway Group, including centralized infrastructure and operations, applications, and enterprise architecture management. The company supports Sunway core business units, such as property and construction, building materials, trading and manufacturing, healthcare, leisure and hospitality.
With business growth increasing six fold in three years, Sunway Shared Services decided to upgrade its enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform to Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. The company realizing that the upgrade needed a more resilient and cost-effective platform, considered deploying blade or VMware solutions.
“Attending Oracle OpenWorld, we learned more about how Oracle software works better on Oracle hardware. We did a benchmark test on Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne batch program, and it demonstrated a 33% improvement using Oracle VM,” said Kevin Khoo, director, Sunway Shared Services Sdn. Bhd.
“We decided to deploy Oracle VM solutions because they enabled us to achieve significant cost savings and real benefits. Oracle was also interoperable with our JD Edwards upgrade. We would have had to spend about US$500,000 to build a new data center without Oracle solutions,” Khoo said.
In December 2012, Sunway Shared Services implemented Oracle VM for its server consolidation initiative, building a single virtual platform for the data center.
The virtual platform went live on time and within budget in January 2013.
Sunway Shared Services engaged Oracle Platinum Partner, Sunway S&I Systems Sdn. Bhd. to support its Oracle VM implementation.
“We are very happy with the service from Sunway S&I Systems implementation team. It understood our business requirements and the benefits of Oracle VM, so the deployment came together efficiently and according to plan,” said Khoo.