In my role, I create the marketing and technical objectives for the Sun Alliance with SAP. A large chunck of my time is spent creating assets that help educate users about how to best leverage Sun technology for their SAP environment. I have been spending a lot of time building assets around SAP on Solaris. I am often surprised when I visit customers who don’t know some of the things that Solaris can do that can make their lives easier as SAP customers. As an advocate for Solaris, I realized it would be much better for me to start sharing our content through the community.
I took my first step and published a blog on Why Solaris for SAP? I didn’t have big expectations and I certainly didn’t want to come off as “marketing” to the blogger community but I felt I needed to start sharing. I wanted to get out more data on all the development we do around Solaris for SAP. There is a global team of engineers who work on porting, integration, certification and benchmarking so lot’s of information and best practices to share here…
I am thrilled and surprised at the sheer scale of the response. As a first-time blogger, it is very validating to see that you have more than 7000 hits one of your first blogs. That tells me that there are probably even more questions/interest about SAP on Solaris than I had first imagined.
Now we have taken it to a new level. I am excited to see the support that SAP has given Sun and other Unix vendors to give us some space through SDN where you can find great documentation for SAP on Unix. The SAP on Oracle Solaris was launched at the same time and encourage you to take a peak. This is a great starting point for learning about Solaris and will continue to be updated with the latest materials, whitepapers and best practices.
I’m so happy that SAP has joined me in helping to serve the community by organizing a comprehensive selection of resources about Solaris on this one page. Customers, partners and developers can get help with their SAP deployments in a clean, organized interface, and they can see how many resources are available to them. The best thing about SDN, though, is that it’s never finished. It is a forum for participation. If you are looking for something on these pages and not finding it, feel free to send me an email. This is a big and ever-growing community, and we don’t pretend to have all the answers – we want to build this community, and that means we want to hear from you!
Read more about the role of Solaris is support for SAP Enterprise Applications and don’t forget to visit us on SDN!
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