hardware speeds up financial calculations and models to less than an hour
Evaluation of the clients system yielded the following results: The client's system was already running at an average 80%+ of capacity. At three peak periods during the day, the system markedly slowed down to accommodate a 95%+ load.
Digitask solution was to replace the legacy hardware with Alpha-based
systems. The result was dramatic. Financial calculations and models were
completed in less then half an hour. Reports no longer needed to be printed
since they were now readily available online. In addition to the speed
increase of the system, the enhanced disk farm also easily accommodated
the current and expected data load.
Combination of online data farms and robotic manager prevents system
Digitask determined that having the users perform their own restorations from online disk farms would be more efficient and save money over the long run. Because of our evaluation study, the cost of an online of a robotic tape storage facility was justified.
implementation, with minimal end-user and operator training, the client
was able to have a sophisticated online backup solution that satisfied
their safe-storage requirements. The end-users were also able to easily
retrieve the necessary data from online storage storage.
evaluation of the hardware upgrade yielded the following: the Operating
System and hardware would have to be upgraded. The magnitude of this effort
was simply not cost effective. Thus, after an exhaustive review, we decided
that it was more beneficial to port to a new Alpha platform with its inherent
future expandability rather than to remain on older VAX technology.
determined that an upgrade to VMS 6.0 would require an upgrade in newer
hardware and software. Instead of planning a phased upgrade to the new
technology, the client elected to maintain the current hardware platform
until it was more cost effective to upgrade.
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