The SAP on Microsoft platform enables organizations to take advantage of Microsoft’s extensive cloud solutions to extend SAP business processes beyond the core ERP system. SAP customers can enhance IT productivity through a single Microsoft Cloud OS – one operating system for managing all private, public and hybrid clouds as a single unit of resources, from anywhere and on any device, without compromising company security.
Through Microsoft Azure, System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V technology, customers can gain the benefits of greater agility, flexibility, and choice. These connected offerings enable SAP customers to easily scale their deployments using the cloud, in their own data centers or through partner-offered private clouds. Microsoft Azure provides a wide range of on-demand services in the cloud while Windows Server 2012 builds on its Windows Server predecessors, offering many capabilities and new features to improve operations, performance, and scalability for SAP solutions.
Microsoft Azure enables customers to run SAP applications, databases, platforms, and workloads using the cloud to simplify infrastructure management, improve time-to-market, and reduce costs. SAP customers can quickly build, deploy, manage and scale SAP applications, enabling them to respond faster to changing business needs. Total cost of ownership is reduced through lower power requirements, cheaper storage, more economical management, and easier deployment. Optimize performance using flexible, cost-effective, hybrid deployments of on-premises and cloud storage (including private cloud), with readily adjusted, pay-as-you-go online services.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V provides a low-cost, scalable, and highly available platform for server consolidation of SAP solutions. Whether the solution comprises components of an SAP ERP system or solutions such as SAP BW, SAP Enterprise Portal, SAP Process Infrastructure, SAP Master Data Management, or SAP Mobile Infrastructure, the resource utilization of the SAP infrastructure’s physical servers can be optimized by moving the components into virtual environments. With Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Microsoft delivers features within Windows Server 2012 Hyper V to support the needs and challenges of SAP customers.
Hyper V Network Virtualization extends the concept of server virtualization to permit multiple virtual networks, potentially with overlapping IP addresses, to be deployed on the same physical network. With Hyper V Network Virtualization, SAP customers can set policies that isolate traffic in their dedicated virtual network independently of the physical infrastructure for fully secure and isolated multi-tenancy.
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