2009 Session Title:

Building a Global BusinessObjects Shared Services Environment on VMware

Abstract

Would you like to learn how a global financial services company has deployed BusinessObjects XI 3 to support a globally federated BI shared service? Find out how this global platform has been designed to support over 80 reporting projects and 10,000 users across all regions. Walk through our technical design plans and discover first-hand how we met some critical technical requirements such as the following: high availability and disaster recovery, security model for deploying a large number of silo'ed projects on a single BO XI 3 cluster, and deployment on a virtual platform using VMware.


Key Objectives/Deliverables

2009 Presentation:

Building a Global BusinessObjects Shared Services Environment on VMware


2006 Session Title:

Building a BusinessObjects Shared-Services Environment

2006 Session Description:

Would you like to learn how a global financial services company plans to deploy BusinessObjects XI Release 2 to support a federated BI shared service? Find out how the new platform will replace a BusinessObjects 6.5 system currently supporting over 70 reporting applications and 5,500 users deployed across all regions. Walk through our technical design plans and discover first-hand how we plan to meet some critical technical requirements such as the following: high availability and disaster recovery, security for virtual application silos on single-server instances, a global "My BusinessObjects" portal, and integration with an enterprise-level job control system.

2006 Presentation:

Building a BusinessObjects Shared-Services Environment


2005 Session Title:

Building a BusinessObjects Shared-Services Environment

2005 Session Description:

Three years ago, Credit Suisse's team was tasked in building and maintaining a global shared service to support diverse and strategic BI initiatives across multiple regions and product lines. Credit Suisse now supports 60 different reporting applications with over 3,000 users running on a common infrastructure owned and supported by a single global service organization. See the organizational and technical challenges that Credit Suisse overcame. Learn the critical steps required to deploy a global BI service, such as defining organizational role definitions, cost transparency and charge backs, virtual application silos, and integration with an enterprise-level job control system.

2005 Presentation:

Building a BusinessObjects Shared-Services Environment


Bios:

Jay Palevsky

Mr. Palevsky has 21 years in the IT Financial Services sector managing initiatives for enterprise development tools. He initiated the global shared service for Business Intelligence at Credit Suisse in 2002 which now supports all of the banks product lines on a global shared infrastructure. Mr. Palevsky has an M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University and has worked for several vendors designing and developing reporting tools prior to joining the Financial Services industry.

Rob Isaacson

As a BusinessObjects evangelist, Mr. Isaacson has consulted & trained numerous companies across most practice verticals. Serving equally in both architecture and development roles, he has been an integral player for application development projects across the BI spectrum including this strategic global federated deployment. Past IT experience focuses on the Business Objects "classic" product suite, from core reporting to software integration projects. Mr. Isaacson gained his BS in engineering from Pennsylvania State University.