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Woodland Hills, CA, United States, 2012/07/16 - In addition to the core athene® product and acquire (which captures data from a wide variety of different systems) Fujitsu is also using athene®’s Planner application to predict future architecture requirements for Horizon Online - Metron-Athene.com.
The Post Office IT solution, which is run by Fujitsu Services, is one of the largest and most heavily trafficked IT systems in the UK. With 14,000 branches, 34,500 counter positions and up to 2,000 transactions every second, it “dwarfs every other retail system I have been involved in”, says David Chapman, Lead Architect for Capacity and Performance at Fujitsu.
Metron’s athene® capacity management tool has played an essential role in the current IT solution for the Post Office, known as Horizon, from its early days in 2001. The roll out of the technical refresh of the project Horizon Online by Fujitsu has seen a significant expansion of athene®’s role, the amount of data collected has more than quadrupled, new technologies such as Linux and virtualisation have been introduced and testing has taken on an even greater level of importance. Having enjoyed a strong ten year relationship to date, Fujitsu and Metron’s athene® will be working hand in hand to successfully manage Horizon Online into the next decade.
A key aspect of Fujitsu's ability to use athene® in so many different and ever expanding ways has been the support provided by Metron’s staff.
“Quite simply, the support we receive is superb and way beyond what would be expected”, said David Chapman.
In addition to the core athene® product and Acquire (which captures data from a wide variety of different systems), Fujitsu is also using athene®’s Planner application to predict future architecture requirements for Horizon Online.
David Chapman commented “The combination of a powerful, flexible tool like athene® with the standard of support and consultancy expertise offered by Metron ensures that the Horizon Online solution is a flagship for capacity management.athene® really is an excellent capacity management solution. With a system of the magnitude and complexity of Horizon Online we would struggle without athene®’s capacity planning and performance management capabilities”