MegaFon, in partnership with the billing experts, Peter-Service, has successfully migrated the database of its convergent billing system (PETER-SERVICE BISRT) at the Volga Branch to the new hardware (from Itanium 9150-based servers to state-of-the-art Intel Xeon MP E7-based new servers). The migration enabled the load on the database to be significantly reduced while improving the overall performance of the system.
PETER-SERVICE BISrt- Convergent Billing Solution Architecture, Source -Peter Service
'It took just 8 hours and 11 minutes to complete the migration of the database of such a major division of MegaFon as the Volga branch. The project was finished without any losses and did not cause any problems to subscribers. With the new servers up and running, the operator has considerably improved the efficiency of its key service and business processes. For example, the time required to provide clients with their monthly bills has been reduced by 10 hours; such a considerable reduction may be of critical importance for some businesses. Besides, now it takes about 2.5 times less time to calculate the subscription fee than before, meaning, for example, that now a user gets information about the charges he has incurred by using a tariff option on the same day when he uses it, but not on the next day as before. The startup time reduced by 30 per cent, making it easier to do maintenance work at night so that it goes unnoticed by subscribers and does not cause any service disruption'. Source - Peter Service (Oct 7, 2013)