Needs for a more advanced GIS system are increasing with the development of a company. Unfortunately, it is often necessary to reconstruct the whole production environment. The decision to purchase new hardware architecture is only the first little step at the beginning of this complex journey. One of its essential elements is to move the existing environment to the new infrastructure and ensure safety by eliminating risk of data loss or delays in access to the system. Recently, one of the largest district heating companies in Poland WPEC Legnica faced such challenge.
WPEC Legnica decided to exchange the server on which Globema Smallworld DH.GIS system was installed and asked us for a helping hand. The main goal of the project was to boost system performance and security of stored data while ensuring the comfort of all users.
First, our team had to prepare a detailed analysis of the hardware recommendations, considering current and future needs of the company. The project was even more complicated than usual due to the ongoing process of extending EC.GIS system user base with Energetyka company (owned by WPEC). This process was associated with expansion of the database and increase in the number of users.
Key benefits of the hardware recommendation and migration assistance
Considering assumptions and expectations of WPEC, Globema prepared a precise specification of the new hardware architecture. Our team will also perform EC.GIS system migration to the new hardware platform with the configuration of all solution components. As a result, WPEC received a comprehensive service – from the evaluation of the equipment transfer to the cutover of the whole production environment.
Here are some of the benefits achieved by WPEC:
- guaranteed compatibility of the Smallworld system with the recommended hardware
- carefully selected components help to minimize the costs and ensure effectiveness
- shorter environment transfer period
- safe hardware migration process.
About WPEC Legnica
WPEC Legnica has been operating since 1976. Company’s activities focus on transmission, distribution and production of thermal energy. Everyday thousands of individual consumers, businesses and institutions benefit from WPEC services. The company operates in Lower Silesia – one of the most industrialized regions in Poland.
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