SAP Cloud Platform Portal – October 2019 updates
The SAP Cloud Platforms Portal is being updated on a bi-weekly basis. In the last month several important enhancements were released, which deserve to write a dedicated blog.
Data Centers Expansion
SAP Cloud Platform Portal (on Multi Cloud) is expending quickly with additional IaaS providers and additional regions. In the following link you can see the latest status availability of the portal in the different IaaS providers and regions. As you can see, portal is already available on AWS, AZURE and GCP.
 The map above represents SAP Cloud Platfrom Data Centers availability.  As we update our IaaS providers and regions often, please make sure to review the SAP Cloud Platform Regions and Service Portfolio page to get the latest status.
External Access to On-Premise Applications and Data Using Cloud Connector
A common question that I get recently is about the option to integrate on-premise apps (SAPUI5, Web Dynpro, SAP Gui for HTML, etc.) into the portal via the SAP Cloud Connector. Great news here – this functionality is now available! The integration and consumption of on-premise applications and data can now be ‘routed’ via the SAP Cloud Connector.
Integrating Applications from Content Providers Deployed on the Cloud Foundry environment
Integrating SAPUI5 apps deployed on SAP Cloud Platform becomes way simpler now. A new Content Explorer area was introduced to the Site Manager, which allows administrators to explore the content provider (in this case, content deployed on SAP Cloud Platform), select apps, and add them to the sub-account (keep in mind that content created in the sub-account can be used across sites).
Keep yourself up-to-date via the SAP Portal Portfolio roadmap (search for ‘Portal’) and the what’s new area in our documentation.
Aviad, I just configured a test portal based on a tutorial and it looks like what would work very well to consolidate integrate custom apps and cloud applications. Allow me a few questions:
When I click on the content explorer it shows me the message "No content providers to display. Refer to the documentation for information about integrating content providers".Problem is that I cannot find any documentation where and how to integrate or create a content provider.
Question 1 is: Where do I find information about the specification of content provider (i.e. an application list from a S/4 HANA cloud system or a list of my own custom apps available in the CF stack.
Question 2: Do you consider to export the site definition so one can use it to add it to a Multi Target Application that I can deploy to a Cloud Foundry space?
Content providers which are avilable today are based on SCP CF deployment (meaning, apps deployed on SCP CF) - either customer apps or SAP apps that you have license to (otherwise you will not see them in the wizard).
Towards Q4 we plan to enable the federation of S/4HANA on-premise conten to the SCP launchpad site (see more details in the portal roadmap: https://www.sap.com/products/roadmaps/finder-all.html > Portal).
Yes! We do plan to provide Export/Import functionality for SCP Portal content (planned for Q2/2020).
in the meantime, is the integration with S4 as content provider supported? Where can one find additional help on its configuration / integration setup?
This is planned for Q4 this year, please see in the roadmap (manual integration for content is already available: https://help.sap.com/viewer/ad4b9f0b14b0458cad9bd27bf435637d/Cloud/en-US/ddb655ae45e44d499f2fa0ce503a46d9.html).