Enterprise SAP on System zEnterprise Data Hub
Project and Program: Enterprise Data Center
, Integrating Innovative Technologies
, SHARE in Atlanta 2012
System zEnterprise is designed for large, complex workloads which run on a variety of infrastructures; workloads with high transaction rates, high I/O, high security and RAS requirements, and all with continuous availability of the data and the business applications.
SAP is the largest and fastest growing suite of business software products for businesses and government agencies throughout the world. SAP's tightly integrated functionality can increase business risk if the underlying infrastructure is not adequate (all your eggs in one basket). SAP's functionality requires a best fit infrastructure to satisfy the requirements of its various products--some are heavy I/O, some are heavy processing, and some of its accelerators require specific hardware/OS combinations.
SAP and System zEnterprise were made for each other. This session will explain SAP's architecture and the impact that architecture has on the underlying infrastructure. We will look at the various combinations of SAP products our largest and most complex customers are implementing, and how zEnterprise's "best fit" architecture satisfies those requirements. We will also look at a sample customer who is retiring legacy applications and consolidating that functionality into SAP. We will show how that customer can expect to reuse the zCapacity freed up by the retiring legacy applications to satisfy their requirements for a robust architecture for SAP.
This session will finish up by going beyond architecture. We will look at how zEnterprise provides the lowest TCO and the highest ROI for these SAP customers.
Mike Mardis, IBM Corporation
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