Case Study

Pharmaceutical Company

Enterprise Application system architecture and planning. Installation of Linux, Oracle Applications 11.5.9, Oracle Real Application clusters, standby database. Canada.


Pontis was invited to be an system integrator for implementing the enterprise-wide application (ERP) system for a leading Canadian biotechnology company. The project was to plan and implement the Oracle Applications e-Business suite system running on Linux. The high requirements were put on high availability of the system.

Pontis' solutions and actions

Pontis architected the system to run on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 with Oracle Real Application cluster with a geographically distant standby system. HP pre-packaged hardware cluster solution was selected as server platform. Our experts planned the whole project from architecture to software installation and configuration.
The 'proof of concept' installation and high availability tests were performed prior to starting actual implementation.
Pontis has served as one stop shop integrator for our client, removing the hassle of managing multiple vendors for hardware and software.


Through planning and licensing review helped our customer to save tens on thousands of dollars on hardware and software and get a world-class system running their enterprise application. Our experts provide production support for the system and ensure high performance and availability of the system.
The whole installation of hardware and software took less than 5 weeks from start to finish.