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Case Study: Finanz Informatik Technologie Service

IT services provider takes SAP to the cloud

IT services provider takes SAP to the cloud

Company: Finanz Informatik Technologie Service

Industry: IT Service Provider

Location: Haar, Germany

Company Size: 980 Employees


Challenge

Certified to provide SAP software through a cloud-based model, Finanz Informatik Technologie Service (FI-TS) must provide high performance for very large deployments, including SAP HANA in-memory environments. It needed robust servers and a network that could keep data flowing quickly to meet the demands of Germany's largest banks.

Solution

To provide absolute reliability and fast performance for its customers' critical transactions, FI-TS deployed Cisco UCS servers to support its SAP cloud. Cisco Nexus switches deliver high-density Ethernet in a compact form factor. FI-TS worked closely with Cisco and SAP to optimize performance.

Outcomes

With its SAP cloud running on Cisco UCS, FI-TS has transformed its customers' back-office processes, in some cases reducing processing times from days to minutes. Not only do customers benefit from improved performance, but they also can reduce hosting costs up to 75 percent.

Thanks to a standardized, integrated Cisco stack, new customer environments can be tested and deployed in hours instead of days, providing a high level of service and efficiency. The simplicity of Cisco UCS helps FI-TS easily keep up with customer demand and accommodate constantly changing governance and compliance requirements.

The performance we offer for SAP in the cloud puts us in a league of our own, and we're very proud of that.
- Mario Brugnera,
Head of Department, SAP Competence Centre, Finanz Informatik Technologie Service