Vip operator is a private mobile service provider in the Republic of Macedonia. The company offers products online and at point-of-sale centers. A subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, Vip operator’s network reaches 99% of Macedonia’s 2 million people. Vip operator was the first service provider in Macedonia to provide Facebook and Twitter access to customers via short message service (SMS). The company experienced rapid growth in the last two years, and now Vip operator is Macedonia’s second-largest mobile operator with a 24.6% market share.
Vip operator wanted to migrate critical business systems to an integrated virtualized environment from a single vendor to maximize performance and lower operating costs. The company used Oracle’s SPARC T3-1B servers, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, and Oracle Solaris Cluster to build a robust, flexible, efficient infrastructure to support the creation and delivery of media-rich services to its customers. Vip operator now has a single point of support for its hardware, operating system, and database. The mobile service provider also has eliminated unplanned downtime, minimized system unavailability during upgrades, and lowered the lifetime cost of ownership.
Vip operator chose to replace its existing hardware platform with a virtualized Oracle environment to ensure best-of-breed technology at every level of the communication service provider’s architecture and to optimize its hardware, operating system, and Oracle Database.
"SPARC T3 servers and Oracle Solaris 10 maximize performance and lower the cost of ownership by integrating virtualization and high availability into the entire technology stack," said Kiril Enimitev, applications and integration team leader, Vip operator.
LANCom Computers, an Oracle Gold Partner and Oracle Solaris Specialized Partner, implemented the new system, which went live with minimal business disruption.
"LANCom Computers provided a turnkey solution from project design, to delivery of the hardware and operating system. to post go-live support," Enimitev said.
Vip operator evaluated five potential system implementers and chose LANCom Computers for its extensive experience, successful implementation track record, and endorsements from other communications operators in the region.
"LANCom Computers will help us maximize the return on our Oracle investment, leading to improved efficiency and flexibility as we capitalize on the opportunities for revenue growth in the mobile communications industry," Enimitev said.