Embasa improves data flows with SAP and IBM


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Empresa Baiana de Água e
Saneamento S/A (Embasa) is a water
supplier and water treatment utility
operating in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Embasa manages one of the largest
water treatment services in Brazil.
Embasa provides drinking water for
more than 94 percent of the population
in its coverage area.

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Embasa improves data flows with SAP and IBM

  1. 1. OverviewEmbasa improves data flows withSAP and IBM Challenge Sanitation services supplier Embasa wished to replace itsEmpresa Baiana de Água e explains. “There was no integration legacy business managementSaneamento S/A (Embasa) is a water between systems. Some data was and operational software withsupplier and water treatment utility replicated or redundant, and there was modern commercial solutions.operating in the Brazilian state of Bahia. little or no validation of data integrity.Embasa manages one of the largest We passed information from the Solutionwater treatment services in Brazil. existing operational systems to the Embasa hosted SAP ERPEmbasa provides drinking water for management systems manually, a slow applications for businessmore than 94 percent of the population and inefficient process that could easily management on Linux partitionsin its coverage area. introduce errors.” on an IBM System z196, with their databases on IBM DB2 forEmbasa is a public-private partnership Embasa was running its legacy z/OS. The company deployedwith the Government of Bahia as its solutions on the IBM System z® IBM System Storage DS8800 formajority shareholder. Founded in 1971, platform, with IBM DB2 . Long ® data management. This is the firstthe company has annual revenue experience with System z had implementation of Linux on theof more than US$ 900 million and demonstrated its scalability, reliability IBM System z platform in Brazil.employs around 8,000 people. and security. The ability to run the Linux operating system alongside IBM z/OS® Key benefitsIn common with many large utilities, made the platform a strong candidate By implementing the new SAPEmbasa ran multiple legacy systems for the new applications. applications and consolidatingto manage both operational services to the System z196, Embasa hasand its back-office business Selecting SAP ERP for optimal simplified its IT infrastructure,management. In general, each back- business management making significant savings onoffice application was run separately, “The challenge was to find the data center energy, cooling andwith no shared financial or customer best ERP solution for business floorspace.data. Suelene Diniz, IT Leader for management,” says Denise Britto,the SAP implementation project, Embasa’s CIO. “Additionally, ourCase study
  2. 2. experience of DB2 on z/OS had shown that it is a highly reliable solution for managing our information, and close “The challenge was integration between DB2 and the to find the best ERP business management software was solution for businessBusiness Challenge essential.” management.Sanitation services supplier Following a public tender, Consórcio Additionally, ourEmbasa wished to replace its Porto Seguro was selected to experience of DB2 onlegacy business management and implement SAP ERP, its recommended z/OS had shown thatoperational software with modern business management solution. it is a highly reliablecommercial solutions. SAP offers a very wide range of solution for managing components, many of which are our information, andWith operational data and millions specifically available for the utilities close integrationof customer records managed sector. Embasa deployed asset between DB2cost-effectively by IBM DB2 on the management, business process and the businessIBM System z platform, the company control, cost controlling, financials, managementneeded to find a high-performance, materials management, production software wascost-effective way to introduce new planning, project systems, and sales essential.” and distribution among others.software while continuing with thetried and trusted database solution. Denise Britto Embasa also implemented SAP CIO NetWeaver Portal for connectivity EmbasaIts proposed operational software services, SAP NetWeaver Businesspackage, SAP, runs on the Linux Warehouse for data warehousing, andoperating system, and Embasa was SAP BusinessObjects for analytics andkeen to avoid introducing additional SAP NetWeaver Process Integration. To support the new workload, Embasaserver platforms and a complex IT upgraded its IT environment to anlandscape. Working with Consórcio Porto Seguro IBM System z196™ server with seven and IBM, Embasa followed the SAP central processors (CPs) to run z/OS implementation methodology, starting workload, two IBM System z Integrated with unit and integration tests, and information Processors (zIIPs) to moving to a full business assessment of run specific DB2 transactions, and the impact of the new solution across six integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) the company. There will be around 500 processors to support the SUSE users initially, which may rise to 1,300. Linux Enterprise Server 10 operating 2
  3. 3. Networking between the virtual servers“The z196 and is handled by HiperSockets, the high- DS8800 can be speed virtual networking technology doubled in capacity built into System z, which removes the within the same requirement for external switches while Solution physical footprint, providing increased data throughput. ensuring that Embasa hosted SAP ERP Embasa has plenty IBM offered a complete solution applications for business of room for growth. package, which included infrastructure management on Linux partitions The z196 offers a and architecture consulting, system on an IBM System z196, with their powerful and highly sizing and workshops run by a databases on IBM DB2 for z/OS. scalable solution.” specialist IBM SAP team. This commercially attractive “Solution The company deployed Humberto Sampaio Edition” approach gave Embasa IBM System Storage DS8800 for DB2 and z/OS Administration the confidence to go ahead with data management. This is the first Manager the first implementation in Brazil of implementation of Linux on the Embasa SAP applications on Linux on the IBM System z platform in Brazil. IBM System z platform.system hosted on z/VM, the System z High-performance data storagevirtualization layer. With the SAP applications consolidated to the System z196, EmbasaThe SAP software environment considered its data storage options.uses five CPs, one zIIP and six IFL On the same principle of centralizationprocessors. DB2 runs natively in z/OS and simplification, Embasa selectedwith the load distributed between the an IBM System Storage® DS8800 fibreCPs and zIIPs, providing excellent price- channel disk array, with 29 TB of rawperformance for database workload capacity.and legacy applications. Humberto Sampaio, DB2 and z/OSEmbasa operates four logical partitions Administration Manager, reports, “The(LPARs), two running z/OS with DB2, company employs today just twoand two z/VM environments containing system support analyst for both theNovell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to z196 and DS8800, who is responsiblesupport SAP applications. for maintaining the operating system 3
  4. 4. (z/OS and z/VM), the database (DB2), security (RACF), and network (VTAM, TCP/IP). “Embasa is building a The z196 and DS8800 can be doubled cost-effective, highly in capacity within the same physical scalable businessKey Solution Components footprint, ensuring that Embasa has management solution plenty of room for growth. The z196 with SAP ERP andIndustry offers a powerful and highly scalable the z196, DS8800Utilities solution.” and IBM DB2.”Applications Massive business scalability Suelene DinizSAP ERP components Solution ® By implementing SAP in Linux IT Leader for the SAPManager (SM); Financial partitions on the z196, with DB2 on implementation projectAccounting/Controlling (FI/CO) z/OS providing high-performance EmbasaMaterial Management (MM); Plant shared information management,Maintenance (PM); Project System Embasa has created a simple, unified(PS); Human Resources/E-recruiting IT infrastructure capable of enormous(HR/E-Rec); SAP NetWeaver Portal, ® growth. its carbon footprint as a means ofSAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, achieving green data center targets.SAP BusinessObjects ,™ Consolidating multiple workloads toSAP NetWeaver Process Integration the z196 has enabled Embasa to avoid “Embasa is building a cost-effective, the need to add smaller systems to the highly scalable business managementHardware data center, making space available solution with SAP ERP and the z196,IBM System zEnterprise z196, ® while cutting energy and cooling DS8800 and IBM DB2,” says SueleneIBM System Storage® DS8800 requirements. Diniz. “With the consolidation to z196, Embasa is ready for the next phase ofSoftware Because the applications and database growth.”IBM z/OS , IBM z/VM , IBM DB2 , ® ® ® are connected internally within the z196Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise environment, Embasa has been ableServer 10 to eliminate external cabling, network switches and power supplies, furtherServices simplifying the system landscape,IBM Global Technology Services which is now easier to understand and maintain. Embasa has reduced 4
  5. 5. “With the consolidation to z196, Embasa is ready for the next phase of growth.” Business Benefits Suelene Diniz • Simplified IT infrastructure IT Leader for the SAP implementation project • Reduced administration workload Embasa that saves one full-time employee equivalent • Made significant savings on data center energy, cooling and floorspace 5
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