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Enterprise Linux Today: Linux Entering Business Critical Environments with High-end SAP Benchmark

Dec 11, 2000, 15:03 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Harald Ziegler for this link. ]

"Fujitsu Siemens Computers and its partners have rewritten the high-end SAP performance record books with a new world record of 23,000 concurrent users for the three-tier SAP R/3 SD (Sales & Distribution) Standard Application Benchmark. Working with key partners - including EMC, Oracle, SAP and Siemens Business Services - Fujitsu Siemens Computers demonstrated its comprehensive Business Critical Computing capability by exceeding the 20,000 SD benchmark user milestone worldwide for the first time and setting a new performance standard using high-end PRIMEPOWER UNIX and PRIMERGY LINUX-based servers to deliver the highest levels of scalability."

"With a heterogeneous setup comprising a high-end PRIMEPOWER database server and standard PRIMERGY Intel servers as application servers, Siemens Business Services presented a successful concept that is used in data centers all over the world," mentioned Karl-Heinz Kannenberg, Vice President Strategy for Siemens Business Services ITS ORS. "The idea behind this concept is to offer the customer maximum scalability, stability and flexibility through the combination of high-end UNIX servers and standard Intel servers. In this context, Siemens Business Services views the role played by LINUX as crucial, as this operating system can be integrated in a UNIX high-end landscape both simply and effectively."

"The Fujitsu Siemens Computers solution that achieved this SAP R/3 SD Standard Application Benchmark record was based on a PRIMEPOWER 2000 64-way Solaris-based server, PRIMERGY four-way Intel-based servers running LINUX, EMC storage solution, an Oracle database, the latest SAP R/3 V.4.6B release and extensive data center, LAN integration and implementation support from Siemens Business Services. The combination of a Solaris central server and LINUX-based clusters has proved extremely effective, requiring just two part-time technicians to monitor the LINUX clusters. The PRIMERGY servers running LINUX have also demonstrated very high levels of availability, with no reboots necessary since the initial configuration."

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