There are 3 trends behind Cloud ComputingIndustrialization of IT: standardizing and automating manual processes in the IT BusinessUtility Computing: from inflexibile and long-term contracts to metering of resource usage and payment based on usageOn Demand Fullfillment: from long running customer projects to immediate fulfillment of customer needsThis results in value-It increases R&D Efficiency as Software & Hardware provisioning does not require planning any more. It increases agility of R&D-These new capabilities allow defining an entirely new consumption experience of SAP solutions-In addition the high degree of efficiency in the Cloud Computing principles result in massive cost reduction for SAP, customers and Partners
When used 24/7, Amazon EC2 costs <50% Traditional HostingMost important the curve is linear.When used for days or hours at a time, costs drop very dramatically: e.g., to 15% for a typical work week.
Demo: Provisioning of an ERP systemUsage MeteringBilling
Standardized Cloud API, Allowing Innovation on Massive Scale on providing Software SolutionsThe great successes of Standardization: USB, DirectX
Virtualization has a clear value proposition in lowering costs and it has a great future.At the same time Virtualization increases the complexity of IT.What you should get is something what allows you to reap the benefits of virtualization without getting in touch with the complexity of operations underneath.And that is the primary focus of this project.
The same cloud services we just enhanced it to be a Multi-Tenant application, build using SAP NetWeaver CE running in the Amazon CloudI will leverage here in a Virtual Appliance: Developer StudioI want to highlight here another trend, called desktop application virtualization, which packages desktop applications and makes them redistributable. The difference to normal virtualization is that it does not contain the operating system, so I do not have to deal with the challenges of redistributing an OS: Unix, Linux, Windows and also not how to patch them.Another value I experienced yesterday. Literally at the San Francisco Airport waiting for my flight to London, my laptop died. I shot a mail to Darren, requesting a looner laptop for the presentation today.It took IT 1 ½ hours to provide me with a laptop only with Windows and Office installed. It took me 5 min to copy one virtual appliance file from my old harddisk to the new laptop, and this scenario was running again.
Conclusions<br />Summary<br /><ul><li> Cloud Infrastructures are a clear trend in IT, increasing the business agility, decrease IT costs, and allow to consume SAP solutions in new ways
Significant potential value in the domain of non-mission critical use casesexist today
SAP is exploring options to provide additional value in form of product and/or service innovation</li></ul>Please fill out the Cloud Survey<br /><ul><li> Interested in a Proof of Concept?</li></ul>More Information<br /><ul><li> Blog: https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/14095