What are the pros and cons of the current Alcan application management?
What are the pros and cons of the new Alcan application management proposed by Robert Ouelette?
Do you agree with what has been proposed in this case? Why?
The new application implemented by Alcan, is a HFM application (Hyperion Financial Management), that is a financial report application based on Oracle Hyperion HFM. The benefits of this application is that the web pages response time is shorter than 10 seconds, the data volume is reduced by 75%, the application is used in the first 4 days by 300 financial directors and more than 200 simultaneous users among 200 sites.
Since the pages accessed contain a huge amount of text and less images, the solution for the application running at maximum capacity, offering uniformly and qualitative access to all users, a HTTP compression that enables the response times somewhere between 64Kbits to 45Mbits. The solution is BoostEdge appliance, integrated in HFM application. This appliance offers high transparency to applications,servers and network and high secured availability. Other benefit of installation of BoostEdge appliance is that the process of configuration is not complicated and it becomes operational immediately. The BoostEdge appliance allows the use of Hyperion application at high capacity.
As a conclusion, since the benefits of using the Hyperion application, having the BoostEdge appliance integrated, exceed the long term disadvantages, I would say that the implementation of the management application is the best solution possible, under the given conditions.