Within their own and delegate force, the city of Ostrava is responsible for theperformance of state administration in areas of health and social care, education, planning, building, the registry office, and others
The city of Ostrava has been using Oracle database systems with standard licenses for small and medium sized businesses for many years. The pace of application development that used the database environment has accelerated in recent years.
The existing VMware virtualisation system was extended to all Windows applications, and the demand for higher availability has also begun to grow into the Oracle environment and on services provided to the city’s citizens. For this reason, but also because of the verified compatibility of the Oracle databases with applications from various vendors already in use, SMO demanded a specific software product to ensure high availability of the Oracle environment
The main motivation was to provide the services that the city of Ostrava equips its citizens with in a more reliable and cost-effective way. Proact delivered a proven Veritas InfoScale solution that offered the city high quality availability of Oracle databases while continuing to use the common type of licenses, at a cost 80 percent lower than the competing solution.
“The Veritas InfoScale solution won in technical, licensing and pricing terms. Even after years of operation, we have only good experience, at significantly lower investment and operating costs than we expected,” says Martin Košec, Infrastructure Manager of Ovanet, a company which provides outsourcing of IT infrastructure to the city of Ostrava.
The solution delivered by Proact enables the customer to react quickly to infrastructure outages not only when it comes to their applications, but also when it comes to hardware failures. The solution transfers a critical application or a database to backup nodes within a maximum of one minute. We implemented Veritas InfoScale Enterprise software and put it into operation on four servers in two locations. It was first deployed on lighter and less critical systems and then gradually extended on the entire Oracle environment. The training of SMO employees and the creation of clear operational documentation was a matter of course.
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