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Weidenhammer Packaging Group

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ウェイデンハマー・パッケージング・グループは合成缶、合成ドラム缶、豪華なチューブやプラスチック容器の世界でも有数なサプライヤーです。既に15年以上IBM i システム上でIT関連業務を行なっているウェイデンハマーは、その重要なビジネスの情報を確実に保護するために、ビジネスパートナーのNCTの援助を受けMaxavaのHAソリューションを採用・導入しました。

The Business Need

High Availability had become a non-negotiable requirement for the company Weidenhammer, and they went searching for a solution. Production times had been increasing steadily, extending to weekends and after normal business hours while at the same time the integration of data processing was clashing with the core manufacturing processes. The timeframe for data backup and maintenance was being squeezed into a smaller and smaller window. Data Centre Manager Alexander May, overseeing three IBM i systems and a number of supporting installations had to find a resolution to this problem, without incurring any downtime. ‘Our aim was to run a continuous operation,’ he says.

The Decision

Alexander and the team at Weidenhammer conducted a market survey of all the High Availability offerings in the IBM i market. After a number of demonstrations, proposals and presentations, Maxava HA Enterprise proved to be the optimal solution. A contributing factor to Alexander’s decision was that the German Maxava partner, NCT GmbH and the Maxava HA Enterprise product itself, fitted neatly with Weidenhammer’s processes and technology. The other key factor was the fact that Maxava HA Enterprise ensures no downtime, scheduled or unscheduled, on the IBM i and guarantees a smooth 24-hour operation.

The Outcome

In May 2004 the testing installation process was begun. Implementation and training, carried out by on-site NCT technicians took no more than three days. The whole process was fast and seamless, something that Alexander May was extremely impressed with. Any questions the Weidenhammer staff had were dealt with quickly and effectively, either by the on-site NCT personnel or by telephone and remote maintenance from Maximum Availability in New Zealand, the company who created the Maxava HA Suite of products. The Maxava solution has been running successfully since July 2004 at Weidenhammer, ensuring the company has a secure, complete and reliable replication environment.

As far as the company is concerned the systems are optimally productive, all the data mirrors perfectly and service and maintenance have been faultless. Weidenhammer got, with the Maxava solution, exactly what they set out to achieve: a high availability solution that runs nonstop, uninterrupted and works seamlessly with their operation and systems. In the instance of any IT failure, Maxava HA Enterprise ensures the complete preservation of data, and operates with an efficiency and speed that Alexander says competitors simply couldn’t match. With 12 production sites and 940 employees, it was vital that Weidenhammer found an HA solution that worked seamlessly across their entire operation. According to Alexander May, Maxava HA Enterprise delivers exactly that.

We decided on Maxava HA Enterprise because the product advantages convinced us.