Grupo Finançor from Açores renews its IT infrastructure with Eurotux
The Grupo Finançor has acquired Marques Comércio a Retalho and Marques Comércio por Grosso, which had an IT infrastructure supporting its ERP configured in high availability, although it was outdated.
The infrastructure was built with two IBM Power servers and one shared storage, running in an AIX 5.3 environment. However this OS was no longer supported in more recent hardware.
Therefore, with the limitations associated with its end-of-life (EOL) and considering the need for having technical support by the manufacturer, the project would be made to proceed with the infrastructure’s update.
The task of migrating applications running in AIX 5.3 environment to a new AIX 7.2 environment was very well handled because the applications are not directly supported in the AIX 7.2 environment.
In order to overcome this technical challenge (first seen as impossible), Eurotux contacted the support of IBM’s sole distributor, Arrow, and together found the solution, which was the creation of a WPAR (workload partition) to emule the old system, creating a image of this system and hosting it in this WPAR.
Also developed by Eurotux, a specific backup script could enable the advantages of having a new Tape Library, specially having an optimized capacity of the LTO7 tapes, better than the previously used technology.
In conclusion, there is now a consistent infrastructure, technologically updated and suitable for the client’s needs.
Sobre o Grupo Finançor
Finançor, S.A. was founded in 1954 by a group of industrialists with Micaelense roots, led by Visconde Botelho, absorbing then the totality of Sociedade de Moagem Micaelense, Lda.
The group’s companies are present in the market of animal nutrition, food, food distribution, and also hotels and leisure.