Oracle Press Release

Sky Television Reduces IT Complexity and Operational Costs with Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Manager

Oracle Database Consolidation Project Expected to Deliver ROI in 18 months

Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 27, 2011

News Facts

Sky Television, New Zealand’s pre-eminent pay television operator with more than 779,000 subscribers, including almost half of New Zealand homes, is consolidating and standardizing its technology environment on Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Real Application Clusters to reduce IT complexity and decrease operational costs.
In addition to Oracle Database 11g, Sky TV is using Oracle Data Guard, Oracle Partitioning, Oracle Tuning and Oracle Diagnostics Packs to facilitate the automation and management of the consolidated Oracle technology environment.
Sky TV also benefits from Oracle Enterprise Manager which it uses for proactive monitoring and to centralize database management.
Sky Television selected Oracle in November 2009 and has implemented the first phase of the project in the first quarter of 2010 by establishing the Oracle technology platform. By July 2010, Sky Television has successfully completed the first migration of its existing legacy platform.
The implementation was facilitated by Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Enterprise IT, together with Asparona, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, providing the training.

Supporting Quotes

“We’ve invested in Oracle to reduce IT complexity and save money, and expect a return on this investment to be achieved in about 18 months,” said Milutin Rmandic, Technology Strategy, Architecture and Planning Manager, Sky Television New Zealand. “We are a 24/7 broadcasting business and felt that Oracle was the only vendor who can provide us with a solution to fit our business model.”
“We have been working with Sky’s IT team to ensure they reaped the maximum return on their Oracle investment by using key advanced capabilities of Oracle Database – Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Data Guard – to automate and consolidate while preserving high availability of data,” said John Eastman, Sales Director, Technology, Oracle New Zealand.
“We assisted Sky TV with developing and implementing a strategic roadmap for Oracle Database consolidation using Oracle Real Application Clusters, to prevent server and database sprawl as well as the infrastructure and licensing implications associated with this,” said Stuart Speers, CEO, Enterprise IT.

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