SAP on Azure

A Infrastructure as a Service for the following SAP Solutions

Some facts about SAP Solutions on Microsoft platforms:

Microsoft is the platform of choice of the majority of SAP installations:

      1. There are over 80.000 Installations of SAP products on Windows Server, and nearly 40.000 on Microsoft SQL Server
      2. Out of the new SAP installations approximately 70% choose Windows Server over other operating systems and nearly 50% choose SQL Server

Microsoft has achieved the Best Price/Performance measured in SAPS per US$ value:

SQL Server Column Store can reduce the DB size in more than 50% (some tables are reduced up to 90%) and make access to a BW based on SQL Server from 2 to 5 times faster

The Always On Technology of SQL Server minimizes recovery point and recovery point times, with a failover in seconds and great disaster recovery solution

SQL Server 2014: In-Memory Optimized Columnstore. The first Column store DB supported by SAP after HANA.

All Microsoft Solutions can be deployed On premises and on the Azure platform

Microsoft Azure is the best platform for a fast and economic deployment of Hybrid environments, for instance having the SAP Production system on premises and the development and integration systems on the Azure Cloud. Advantages of these Hybrid deployments are:

What is SAP on Azure

It’s a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the following SAP Solutions:

      1. SAP applications based on Netweaver7.x (SAP Business Suite, ECC, PLM, CRM, SRM, SCM, etc.) on Windows/SQL Server, Windows/Oracle, Windows/SAP ASE (Sybase) and SUSE Linux
      2. SAP Hana Developer Edition on Red Hat
      3. SAP Business All In One on Red Hat

What it is not

It is not a PaaS nor a SaaS offering

Microsoft will not resell SAP solutions and SAP will not resell Azure, the model is “bring your own license

Use Cases

Deliver automated Disaster Recovery with low RPO and RTO

Make timely changes to SAP workloads by development team

Fund intermittently used development and test infraestructure for SAP workloads

Increase data center capacity to serve new SAP project request

Provide consistent training environments based on templates

Archive historical systems for auditing and governance

How Microsoft Azure helps

SQL AlwaysOn allows asynchronous mirroring data to Azure and Azure Recovery Services replicates on-premise Virtual Machines to Azure and orchestrates failover and failback

200-300 times faster infraestructure provisioning and rollout compared to on-premises; faster changes by SAP application teams

Supports the ability to stop development and test systems at the end of the business day

Frees on-premises data center capacity by moving development and test for SAP workloads to Microsoft Azure without up-front investments

Supports migration of physical machines to virtual machines that can be switched on when needed

How organizations benefit

RPO and RTO is reduced and the cost of ownership of DR infraestructure is reduced. While the DR systems replicating the only cost incurred is storage

Increased agility and the ability to provision instances within 20 minutes

Savings of as much as 40-75 percent in hosting costs by exercising the ability to stop instances when not in use

Flexibility to shift from capital to operational expenditures

Cost savings by provisioning only the instances needed for training and then deleting them when the event is complete

Savings of as much as 60 percent due to cheaper storage and the ability to quickly spin up systems based on need