SAP Cloud Appliance Library Roadmap Webcast Notes
This was a session from earlier today (June 30). These are my rough notes.
The usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.
Speeds up process
Test drive process
Top uses for today
SAP said this was a quote from a customer from last week.
SAP Mentor Chris Rae and his family use the SAP Cloud Appliance Library
New S4 HANA
Management of operations
Estimation of costs is planned
This is a monthly release
Question and Answer
Q: How to you move some existing customizations to trial servers?
A: Standard level application export and import to CAL – documentation is on FAQ page
Q: How do you connect cal servers to our existing servers behind the company firewall?
A: Set up a secure VPN; becomes an extension to your data center
Q: what kind of “sizing” I’ll need for 1-2 Users?
A: don’t have to worry about sizing; good for a couple of users
Q: can we integrate with other solution (e.g. TIBCO)
A: not yet; if you have a free trial, T&C don’t allow you to make modifications or commercial use
If you have paid subscription and VPN to Amazon Cloud then you can integrate your systems
Q: Can we use CAL as development env and then transport to our on-site quality system
A: You can use this as your development environment; can use CAL as your first step and export
Q: How is IBM Cloud Softlayer supported here.
A: Today only Amazon Cloud and MS Azure
Q: Do you support other databases like Oracle or DB2?
A: No, only SAP databases
Go to cal.sap.com to try it out.
There was interest expressed in the askSAP call this past week: Deploy your BI4.2 Trial@AWS
Reference: Technology Product Road Map Series for ASUG