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Future of SAP Landscape Management

As the year 2027 approaches fast, customers of SAP Landscape Management 3.0 are wondering about SAP’s plan how the future automation solution for customer-operated SAP landscapes beyond 2027 will look like. With SAP Landscape Management 3.0 (including its Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition) being an “Add-On product” to SAP NetWeaver AS for Java, it is impacted by the announced End of SAP Business Suite 7 mainstream maintenance in SAP Note 2881788. Here, I will elaborate our plans for the future of Landscape Management as of October 2023 and future blog posts will provide more details and updates. 

The mainstream maintenance for SAP Landscape Management 3.0 will conclude on December 31, 2027. As of today, there are no plans to provide an extended maintenance period afterwards. This is documented in the SAP Note 3375877 

In the meantime, SAP Landscape Management Cloud becomes the automation solution for customer-operated SAP landscapes beyond 2027. Its current scope provides value-adding use cases in combination with SAP Landscape Management 3.0, enterprise edition while hybrid consumption of the two solutions together will be improved in the future. Road map items of SAP Landscape Management Cloud will elaborate on these planned hybrid use cases. 

To ensure an easy entry into the world of SAP Landscape Management Cloud, we are planning to add the solution to the consumption-based commercial model of SAP Business Technology Platform. This will allow you to try out its functionality and connect your SAP Landscape Management Cloud tenant to your existing SAP Landscape Management 3.0, enterprise edition installation via SAP Cloud Connector. Going fully productive with orchestrating SAP operations for your mission critical business, you can of course easily upgrade to production use both in consumptionbased fashion with SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement credits and regular subscription options – available in the SAP Store and through your SAP Account teams. 

The future direction for Landscape Management is SAP Landscape Management Cloud. To achieve this goal, the product team is working on integrating key capabilities of SAP Landscape Management 3.0 into SAP Landscape Management Cloud to enable SAP operations across Hyperscalers and on-premise IT infrastructure. Safeguarding customers investments by enabling many of today’s automation scenarios in the cloud solution and by keeping the current API level as stable as possible is key for a smooth transition to a standalone usage of SAP Landscape Management Cloud later this decade.  

We recommend all customers of SAP Landscape Management 3.0 to start familiarizing with SAP Landscape Management Cloud, which sets them on the path towards the future. Particularly after the planned launch of the “try before you buy” approach, anyone can explore the solution free-of-charge without time restrictions and with community support.  

Feel free to leave comments and questions below this blog post. Furthermore, follow the tags SAP Landscape Management, SAP Landscape Management Cloud, and SAP Landscape Management, enterprise edition for staying updated. 

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