by October 26, 2010 0 comments

Red Hat announced that leading Indian FMCG major, Marico, is powering its SAP-based mission-critical ERP system on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, the company has decreased its total cost of ownership (TCO) by 50 percent, reduced systems maintenance, increased scalability and expanded the performance of the ERP system. Marico is one of India’s fastest growing Consumer Products & Services groups, in the Global Beauty and Wellness space. It markets well-known brands such as Parachute, Saffola, Sweekar, Hair & Care, Nihar, Shanti, Mediker, Revive, to name a few. Post upgrading their hardware to meet with the standards for its updated SAP suite, Marico realized that more cost effective alternatives would be required to sustain the costs associated with its IT infrastructure.

Marico’s IT team initially evaluated two flavors of Linux — Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux was determined to be an ideal fit because it allowed Marico to lower its IT costs by 50 percent, simplify its management, reduce systems maintenance and increase scalability and performance with SAP Business Suite.  Ultimately, Marico migrated its mission-critical SAP ERP system from a proprietary HP-UX operating system implemented on an Intel Itanium 2-based hardware platform to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on (HP Blade servers) in order to reduce the total cost of ownership of its IT infrastructure. 

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