ISYX Technologies, Fujitsu, upgrade SAP HANA at Al Khaleej Sugar port refinery
Fujitsu announced the successful implementation of an upgrade to the SAP HANA platform for Al Khaleej Sugar, the world’s largest port-based sugar refinery located in Dubai, helping the company to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency and productivity with reduced downtime. Fujitsu will continue to support Al Khaleej Sugar as part of a six-year service agreement.
The SAP HANA upgrade replaces the legacy technology infrastructure, and comprehensively refreshes hardware and database. Fujitsu delivers an integrated end-to-end solution that meets the requirements of Al Khaleej Sugar. The technology upgrade supports the digital transformation of the company while addressing its technology infrastructure needs, in order to support its ongoing growth.
From analysing the SAP Application Performance Standard report and demonstrating how it has been mapped with its hardware, Fujitsu identified the technology improvements needed to support the best performance and high availability with low latency and reduced downtime. The upgrade enhances the efficiency of staff and boosts all-round productivity through the tailored solution, which was implemented with the support of ISYX Technologies.
Al Khaleej Sugar has a current production capacity of 6,000 tonnes of refined white sugar per day and has over 800 personnel. Since commencement of production in July 1995, the company has made progress to achieve the status of the largest standalone sugar refinery in the world. In 2011, the refinery set another record in terms of highest ever-annual production of refined sugar at 1.5 million tonnes.
FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA comprises virtualised servers and storage also available virtually in one end-to-end, pre-configured solution, namely FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2540, FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX100, FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS JX40 and VMware virtualisation software. It also includes a separate disaster recovery facility.
Senthil Vel, IT Manager of Al Khaleej Sugar, said: “With our fast-paced growth in recent years, we needed a secure and reliable technology infrastructure that will help us achieve our goals. Our aim is to maximise productivity by reducing downtime and to motivate our staff through a high-end technology platform, which Fujitsu delivered seamlessly.”
Farid Al-Sabbagh, Vice President and Managing Director at Fujitsu Middle East, commented: “The SAP HANA upgrade with end-to-end management provides Al Khaleej Sugar with the required technology infrastructure to support its growth strategy and future ambitions. By improving operational efficiency, reporting and analytics across all touch-points, the upgrade enables better decision making, especially important in today’s fast-evolving food manufacturing and retail sector.”