•"There is nothing else quite like Oracle's Engineered Systems that I know of, for a start, we were amazed by the installation time. We placed the order at Christmas, had the boxes on the floor in January, and had them racked, cabled, installed and applications into development and testing within a month. By May we had Oracle Customer Care and Billing live and in production and that also included an upgrade to that application. Within two weeks we had all the performance and stability issues fixed. Now IT can deliver a much higher quality of service to the business. We were finding we were spending more time trying to actually manage the technology stack than trying to actually solve business problems. Now we can get back to focussing on business activities and business functions rather than keeping the engine room, effectively, just running," said Ramesh Subramaniam, Chief Architect, Yarra Valley Water. •"Oracle Exalogic was attractive to us because it allowed us to focus more on the business applications than the technology and infrastructure, and reduced the need for us to be in the hardware game. We now only have two paired boxes to manage, rather than 12 disparate pieces of infrastructure requiring different skills sets -- our boxes look lonely! Because the systems are engineered to work together it is a very efficient way to implement IT -- it takes most of the design work out -- and we are definitely seeing the benefits of running Oracle software on Oracle hardware. We are very happy with the results, and will further develop our private cloud strategy around the Oracle platform," said Leigh Berrell, CIO, Yarra Valley Water. •"Yarra Valley Water underlines the value proposition of our Engineered Systems -- not only as standalone solutions, but as tightly integrated and optimized components in the data center that allow our customers to embark on their private cloud strategy while reducing cost and improving performance through better hardware/software integration, from application to disk," concluded Robert Wickham, head of Oracle Exadata and Strategic Solutions, Oracle Australia and New Zealand.
•To read a full case study, click here. •The following videos of YVW's use of its various Oracle solutions can also be seen:•YVW Streamlines IT Practices with Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata •Exalogic Boosts Performance / Streamlines Resources for YVW •YVW Improves Call Handling Times with Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata •Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exadata Strategic Platform for YVW •YVW Uses Oracle SOA and BPM for Orchestration / Re-use / Visibility •YVW Implements Easy Access Portal with Oracle WebCenter •OBIEE Provides YVW Visibility for Better Decision Making •YVW Uses Oracle Identity and Access Management •Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud •Oracle Exadata Database Machine •Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c •Oracle WebLogic Suite 12c •Oracle Utilities Customer Care & Billing •Oracle Business Intelligence •Oracle's Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management •Oracle Service Oriented Architecture •Oracle WebCenter •Oracle WebCenter Content •Oracle VM
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