SAP and Dell join forces to help organizations streamline their operations and free up budgets enabling IT to innovate and create impactful solutions
“Doing more with less” is a common phrase in the current business environment. IT organizations especially are increasingly facing pressure to keep doing even more within their shrinking resources. New technologies and new ways of doing things emerge every day and many promise to have a high impact on the organization. However the challenge for an IT organization, that has an assigned budget, is how it can explore and implement innovative technologies when it has to invest a very significant portion of its budget just to support the regular operations.
There could be multiple ways of attacking this problem. The answer that SAP and Dell have put together possibly isn’t revolutionary nor break-through, actually it is pretty straight forward; however until recently it was very complex to implement.
But before jumping directly to the solution, I would like to comment on the evolution of SAP Solutions’ adoption. There are multiple organizations, possibly yours is one of them, that implemented SAP solutions at least 5 to 10 years ago or more. At that time the technology landscape was completely different vs. the one today. There were just a few deployment options for SAP solutions and many of them came with high operational costs.
However, the good news is that since then technology has evolved dramatically and new alternatives have appeared with significantly less operational cost. The issue though is the organizations that adopted SAP solutions earlier have been locked into legacy technologies with associated high operational costs. But not anymore!
So the answer that SAP and Dell have put together for any organization starts from identifying two things: (1) what are your current expensive recurrent operational software expenses and; (2) what do you have in your existing legacy hardware infrastructure.
Firstly from an operational cost standpoint, Database maintenance has been proven to be a high recurrent cost, probably necessary in the past, but not these days with the various low maintenance options now available in the market place; one of those being SAP ASE. SAP ASE is a high-performance database optimized for SAP applications with synchronized product-release cycles that avoid unnecessary upgrades and save on support costs. In fact, SAP ASE offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) vs. most of its competition.
Secondly, legacy infrastructure, such as UNIX architectures require costly, resource-intensive maintenance. These monolithic platforms inhibit scalability and have complex management requirements that limit your IT organization’s agility. On the other hand Dell Active Infrastructure, which is managed through one console, creates a dynamic pool of resources that can be allocated to the database or other workloads on demand, maximizing compute density and utilization. As your needs grow, Dell’s modular, scale-out architecture enables rapid deployment and non-disruptive, just-in-time scaling.
So now these 2 key pieces of technology together help your organization improve operational cost and performance, simplify management, and increase IT agility. But the question still remains, how can you leverage these technologies? How can you move from your existing legacy environment to these new solutions and optimize your SAP landscape? The answer is Dell’s Services ZeroIMPACT migration approach can safely evolve your SAP environment with
With this final piece of the puzzle you will have all the key components to start taking full advantage of your SAP environment. With these solutions from SAP and Dell, I believe you can be confident that your database and infrastructure are optimized for peak SAP application performance, predictability, and consistency.
Here are a number of resources that can help you understand this alternative in more detail:
I invite you to take a look and let me know if after seeing these there are any doubts or areas that have not been covered and you would like to discuss further. I look forward to your comments/questions.