Latency and throughput performance is required to perform complex business operations such as logging, indexing, and updating data records.
One of the most anticipated tech transitions is the move to SAP S/4HANA. By 2027, SAP ends support for non-HANA databases with its Enterprise Suite of software. For many, this transition will create an opportunity to move critical applications to the cloud.
Cloud offers the promise of agility and rapid deployment, but the real benefits for SAP deployments do not come from infrastructure savings alone, but through accelerating projects, simplifying operations, and well-designed application integration. Choosing the right cloud storage for your SAP deployment is essential to achieve your business goals.
NetApp Cloud Volumes is purpose-built cloud storage for Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS. Together with Azure NetApp Files and Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, these services drive innovation and support mission-critical SAP deployments in your choice of cloud. This ability to deliver unmatched reliability and flexibility allows your SAP deployments to benefit from high-performance storage, data encryption, behind-the-scenes storage optimization, and zero-impact snapshot processes. With a managed cloud storage service or user defined storage management layer you can:
NetApp Cloud Volumes offers the best storage experience in the cloud for your SAP workloads.
Organizations running SAP S/4HANA in the cloud benefit from cloud elasticity, and access to cloud services. However, enterprise grade storage and data management is required to ensure critical applications are always on and performing properly.
Every SAP system landscape has the need for a shared file system, /usr/sap/trans, sapmnt or /hana/shared to name a few. Not all public clouds offer a simple to use, yet powerful, enterprise grade filesystem, that’s suitable for SAP applications. Often customers are forced to build Linux based NFS servers to provision their own file services, adding additional resources and maintenance costs to increase their TCO.
Large scale SAP projects typically require complex test landscapes, and multiple project teams need sandbox or development systems. Those demands require additional infrastructure and mechanisms to improve deployment, and SAP system copy procedures to adapt to this highly demanding environment. In addition, many SAP customers need an infrastructure refresh to support migration tests required to validate and adapt new SAP applications. Internal IT is often overwhelmed with these demanding infrastructure requests.
Using Cloud Volumes ONTAP:
Using Cloud Volumes Service, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, or Azure NetApp Files:
Organizations want to leverage the elasticity and consumption of cloud to affordably provide a disaster recovery location that does not require ongoing management of the infrastructure. The challenge you may face is being able to continue operations in the cloud in case of a disaster with similar performance and minimal data loss and downtime.