Dimension Data wins with Thiess

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Dimension Data wins with Thiess

Dimension Data has won a $2.65 million contract with Thiess, a local engineering and services vendor.

Dimension Data has won a $2.65 million contract with Thiess, a local engineering and services vendor.

Over the next three years Di Data will integrate a combined Sun package, including servers, software, storage and support to Thiess’ JD Edwards production environment.

Located in Brisbane, Thiess’ data centre operates Thiess’ business systems, including its JD Edwards enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which manages the company’s $3 billion annual turnover.

The current Sun JD Edwards environment will be upgraded to a Sun Fire E6900 server powered by Sun's UltraSPARC IV processor, and running on the Solaris operating system. The data storage platform will be updated with Sun StorageTek 9985 and Sun StorageTek L500 modular tape library.

Ronnie Altit, national business manager, Data Centres and Storage, Di Data, said, Thiess’ processing platform for disaster recovery will be upgraded with Sun Fire E4900 server technology to provide additional processing capacity. Thiess originally approached Di Data to have a look at its backup product.

Altit said the services company approached the project from a consolidation point of view.

"We recommended Thiess go from numerous servers to a lot fewer hardware. Thiess wanted a support contract to simplify its IT maintenance," he said. "This allows us to identify any areas that require technology upgrades or improvements.”

Thiess was not available for comment.
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