In order to ensure continuity of support and operation of the ERP system in connection with the change of ownership structure, it was necessary to separate the corporate ERP system, data and system resources of Czech Airlines from the parent company.
Migrating the enterprise Oracle e-Business Suite system to AlgoCloud was the most suitable option in terms of time, risk and investment.
Czech Airlines gained by switching to the cloud:
- secure operation of an enterprise information system as a service without an initial investment,
- ongoing professional support from ERP and cloud,
- high availability of the service ensured by the latest AlgoCloud technologies.
What did Czech Airlines need to solve?
Czech Airlines was faced with a decision on how to re-operate its corporate system and was looking for a reliable and cost-effective solution. Building its own infrastructure would be very expensive, both in terms of investment and operation. For these reasons, CSA chose the AlgoCloud environment, which provides a highly available, secure and professional backend for the systems. For the implementation itself, CSA chose Algotech because it provides a unique combination of long-standing expertise with enterprise systems while operating its own state-of-the-art data centre.
How did we implement the order?
The project was divided into two parts. The aim of the first stage was to separate the CSA data from the parent company so that its structure would not be disturbed and at the same time it would be possible to operate the data in the newly prepared environment. The second stage involved the actual transfer of the corporate system Oracle e-Business Suite to the cloud.
A very interesting and unique part of the migration was the change of platform and operating system from Sun Ultra SPARC (Solaris OS) to the most common x86 platform and LINUX OS. The newly prepared system is connected to all internally operated applications in the Czech Airlines environment.
We would like to thank Czech Airlines for their trust and cooperation during the migration and the start of the live operation. We consider the entry of CSA on board AlgoCloud as a great opportunity and a chance to show other large companies that the cloud is a secure and accessible platform for their data and applications. We wish CSA many happy miles and a smooth flight every time.
"Infrastructure virtualisation and the use of cloud services is the strategic direction in which Czech Airlines' IT will be heading. The implementation of this project has enabled us to materialize in a very short time a plan that is one of the cornerstones of the future ICT organization of CSA. AlgoCloud brings us the advantages of professional facilities and access with a guarantee of high security and availability. For us, the transition of the Oracle e-Business Suite enterprise system to the cloud also means a change of approach to the operation of internal applications, which will help us to focus more on key areas in our business."
Juraj Liška, Czech Airlines Director of Information Technology
Czech Airlines is the flag carrier of the Czech Republic and has been in business since October 1923, making it one of the five oldest airlines in the world. They specialise in scheduled passenger transport. They provide connections from and/or via Prague to major destinations in Europe, Asia and North America, both with their own aircraft and in cooperation with other airline partners. Other activities of Czech Airlines include the operation of special charter flights, the lease of available aircraft capacity to other air carriers, and the transport of goods and shipments.
The company is a founding member of IATA and has been part of the international SkyTeam alliance since 2001.
Since 2005, Czech Airlines has been regularly certified according to the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) requirements, which represent the most advanced safety standards in air transport. The company also holds an environmental management system certificate according to ISO 14001.