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One of the most important SAP NetWeaver 7.4 cross scenarios mentioned by Björn Görke in his SAP NetWeaver 7.4 GA announcement blog is the easy deployment of SAP on Premise solutions into public clouds like Amazon Web Services with SAP Cloud Appliance Library, so here I’d like to summarize where we are with the Cloud Appliance offering and how this relates to SAP NetWeaver 7.4 as well as the trial versions for SAP NetWeaver 7.4 hubs.

The overall idea of SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) is to offer ready to use SAP on Premise software solutions in a simple way. The CAL automated software provisioning
reduces setup time to half an hour without any requirements for separate investments in hardware.

Using CAL as a new shipment channel, SAP customers can now deploy pre-configured SAP solutions directly into their public cloud account. CAL contains an ever-growing number of pre-configured SAP solutions like ERP for Financials, SAP CRM,  SAP SCM and SAP HANA … – which are all available in the SAP Store. At present these offerings are available for demo and evaluation purposes, saving time for setting up and initially configuring the solutions you need. The article in SAPinfo SAP Cloud Appliance Library answers questions you might have around CAL regarding target audience, components involved, costs etc.

Since CAL is merely a new shipment channel the licensing conditions for SAP solutions remain unchanged –

“bring-your-own-license” for the software product you want to consume via SAP Cloud Appliance Library. Overall, CAL aims not only to offer existing products, but also new products which have just been released for on premise delivery – e.g. trial versions of NetWeaver 7.4 hubs.

There are two kinds of trial versions currently available with CAL: 

1) Trials for CAL solution itself — go to the CAL trial offering here:

  • A limited 7 day offering requiring only  an SCN user – no account at a cloud provider, no SAP license at all!
  • A 30 day offering giving you more time for evaluation of the full blown functionality of Cloud Appliance Library. In order to subscribe for
    it, you need an S-User or SCN User, a valid SAP ERP license and a cloud provider account.

2) Trials for new SAP product versions:

SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 trials in two database flavors – SAP HANA and MAxDB – are now available as preconfigured appliances and will be followed by a BI Java Trial soon. These solutions come with a trial license valid for 90 days and can be found in the store as well as being linked from the respective SCN pages.

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