NRG Consulting

We offer tailor-made
CONSULTING SERVICES
to meet your specific needs. These include IT continuity, disaster recovery and more.

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We offer a comprehensive range of
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
relating to existing and new systems such as migration, optimisation and more.

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RECENT PROJECTS

PROJECT

TECHNOLOGY

SECTOR

CHARACTERISTICS

System Optimisation

HP-UX on HP

HP storage

Oracle 10g RAC

Custom application

Public

System performing poorly and required several reboots

Multiple vendors to work with

Had to advise on application issues based on database impact

Some changes effected immediately and others recommended for future

System Migration

Tru64 on HP

AIX on IBM pSeries

Oracle 9i, 10g

SAP

Public

System migrated in half the time proposed by other service providers

Source system hardware failure during the migration weekend eliminated back-out

System Optimisation

IBM AIX on pSeries

EMC storage

Oracle 10g RAC

Data Warehouse

Financial

System crashed after critical disks accidentally initialised

Several days of work on a 24x7 basis to resolve due to urgency

IT Continuity

Windows

Various applications

Financial

Conducted System Impact Analysis

Conducted Risk Analysis

Provided client with recommendations to address risks and shortfalls

System Migration

Tru64 on HP

AIX on IBM pSeries

Hitachi storage

Oracle 9i

Retail Management System

 

Telecom.

Migrated custom system in record time

Extensive testing and audit reviews passed prior to final migration

System Migration

Tru64 on HP

AIX on IBM pSeries

Hitachi storage

Oracle 9i

Customer Care System

 

Telecom.

Migrated custom system in record time – 4TB!

Limited system knowledge to assist our team, forcing repeated test cycles and creative workarounds

Extensive testing and audit reviews passed prior to final migration

System Migration

Tru64 on HP

AIX on IBM pSeries

Hitachi storage

Oracle 9i

Custom application

Telecom.

Migrated custom system in record time – 6TB!

Complex legacy system with significant customisation and many interfaces to validate

Extensive testing and audit reviews passed prior to final migration

System Optimisation

HP-UX on HP

HP storage

Oracle 9i RAC

Telecom.

Conducted assessment at storage, OS, database and server tiers of entire head office environment

Presented short and medium terms recommendations to client, with associated effort, risk and contingency plans

Implement Oracle RAC Environment

Windows on HP

HP storage

Oracle 10g RAC

 

Utility

Multiple vendors to work with

Applications not certified for RAC

Extensive testing and experimentation required due to applications not certified for RAC

System Optimisation

Linux on HP

HP storage

Oracle 10g RAC

Oracle E-Business Suite

Education

System performing poorly and required several reboots

Multiple vendors to work with

Had to advise on application issues based on database impact

Disaster Recovery and IT Continuity

AIX on pSeries

EMC storage

Oracle 10g

Custom application

 

Education

Reviewed recovery processes and recommended changes

Recovered client database off-site using our equipment for independent verification of recoverability

Reviewed IT Continuity process maturity and provided recommendations

System Design and Migration 

HP-UX on Itanium

HP storage

Oracle 10g RAC

Custom application

Public

Assisted with hardware and software negotiations to reduce overall cost to client

Designed new system, from hardware landscape through to Oracle management functions

Advised on lowest-risk migration approach and assisted client during cutover

System Migration

Tru64 on HP

AIX on IBM pSeries

Hitachi storage

Oracle 9i

Oracle E-Business Suite

Telecom.

Migrated custom system in record time – largest ERP database in Southern Hemisphere!

Implemented workarounds for dependent (interfacing) systems to function during the migration to reduce impact to clients 24x7 operations

Complex legacy system with significant customisation and dozens of interfaces to validate

Challenge of high levels of integration of application logic at database level overcome

Extensive testing and audit reviews passed prior to final migration

Data Recovery

Linux on HP

Oracle 10g

Custom application

Telecom.

Database crashed with no usable backup available

Utilised Belgian recovery tool to recover 100% of database

System Migration

AIX on IBM pSeries

Hitachi storage

Oracle 9i

Oracle E-Business Suite

Telecom.

Migrated system to significantly larger server

Separated DR and Production system data and interface dependencies

7 environments migrated to cut entire landscape over

Optimised system on new infrastructure

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