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Hosting your SAP systems should be easy and affordable. So why are there so many horror stories? SAP is not "just another app on the net". It is business critical. To ensure optimum performance, and ...

Hosting your SAP systems should be easy and affordable. So why are there so many horror stories? SAP is not "just another app on the net". It is business critical. To ensure optimum performance, and reduce the risk of unplanned production downtime or security issues, your hosting environment needs to be structured and managed with SAP in mind.

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Join Dan Wilhelms, President of Symmetry Corporation, for this free webinar and discover the benefits of Symmetry's unique, SAP-centric hosting model.


•What does it take to make the grade as an SAP certified provider of hosting services?
•What are the benefits of dedicated systems over shared systems?
•How do you avoid being penalized when your storage needs grow?
•Which infrastructure options have tax or other budgetary benefits?
•What migration considerations should you be aware of?

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Benefits of an SAP Centric Hosting Model Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Benefits of an SAP Centric Hosting Model
    Dan Wilhelms
    President – Symmetry Corporation
  • 2. Download the presentation recording with audio from the
    Symmetry Knowledge Center
    www.sym-corp.com/knowledge-center
  • 3. Who We Are
    SAP hosting partner, and certified provider of hosting services for SAP applications
    100% focus on SAP® technology, “The Basis Experts”
    Commitment to SAP ® best practices and methodology
    US based, with national reach - headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.
    55+ expert Basis and security consultants
    13 years of Basis out-tasking experience
    100+ managed services clients, and 50+ project clients
    Experience in Over 200 SAP ® implementations
  • 4. What We Do Best
    Basis managed services
    Security managed services
    Technical upgrades
    Technical implementations
    Managed hosting
    Disaster recovery hosting
    Project management services
    Technical blue printing and road-mapping services
    All Operating Systems
    iSeries/AS400
    Unix
    Linux
    Windows
    All SAP Products
    ECC/R3
    SAP NetWeaver
    Solution Manager
    BW/BI
    APO/SCM
    Portals
    SRM
    CRM
    XI/PI
    GRC
    HCM... etc.
    All Databases
    Oracle
    MSSQL
    DB2
    MAXDB
    DB2/400
  • 5. Introducing…
    Dan Wilhelms
    President - Symmetry Corporation
  • 6. Agenda
    Why choose an SAP centric hosting model?
    What makes Sym-Hosting different?
    Dedicated systems vs. shared systems
    Pay by the rack vs. pay by the gigabyte
    Hardware constraints vs. flexible infrastructure options
    What does it take to become an SAP hosting partner?
    World class data center
    Controls
    Basis Operations
    What are the key migration considerations?
  • 7. Why Choose an SAP-Centric Hosting Model?
    SAP is different
    Most mission critical system
    No such thing as steady state
    Big systems, big databases
    World of application specific methodology and nuance
    SAP Centric Hosting
    Delivered by “The Basis Experts”
    Pioneers in defining best practices for managing SAP environments since 1996
    Leaders in SAP systems management methodology
    Performing all facets of SAP administration every day
    Entire application technology stack managed as a single solution
    Data center, network, servers, OS, database, SAP
  • 8. Agenda
    Why choose an SAP centric hosting model?
    What makes Sym-Hosting different?
    Dedicated systems vs. shared systems
    Pay by the rack vs. pay by the gigabyte
    Hardware constraints vs. flexible infrastructure options
    What does it take to become an SAP hosting partner
    World class data center
    Controls
    Basis Operations
    What are the key migration considerations?
  • 9. Traditional – Shared Systems
    Traditional hosting vendors sell shared systems as a cost cutting measure.
    Client A
    Client C
    Client D
    Client B
    Shared SAN
    Shared Tape Backup
    Dedicated vs. Shared Systems
  • 10. Dedicated vs. Shared Systems
    Inherent Risks of Shared systems
    Security
    Is it a compliance issue if you share back-up tape with another organization?
    Performance
    Can you afford slow performance because another organization is sharing your system?
    Downtime
    Can you afford an unplanned outage because of another customer’s problems?
    Can you afford downtime because another customer requires maintenance?
  • 11. Dedicated vs. Shared Systems
    Sym-Hosting – Dedicated Systems
    Economics have changed – Servers that used to cost $500K are now only $25K - $50K
    $$$$
    $
    Dedicated systems reduce the risk of security issues, performance issues, and unplanned downtime
    Dedicated SAN & Backup I/F
    Dedicated SAN & Backup I/F
    Dedicated SAN & Backup I/F
  • 12. Pay by the Rack vs. Pay by the Gigabyte
    Traditional - Pay by the Gigabyte
    40¢ per GB per month backup fees?
    5 GB email application, nightly backups = $62/month
    Typical SAP ECC landscape
    300 GB DEV
    800 GB QAS
    800 GB PRD
    1.9 TB, nightly backups = $23,560 per month!
    Now add BW/CRM/Portals!
    How big will your system be next year?
  • 13. Pay by the Rack Vs. Pay by the Gigabyte
    Sym-Hosting - Pay by the Rack
    Don’t get penalized when your business grows
    No budget blow-outs when you know what costs to expect.
  • 14. Hardware Constraints vs. Flexible Infrastructure Options
    Traditional – Hardware Constraints
    Watch for hidden agendas
    Only support certain types of hardware
    Benefit when you buy hardware from their partners.
  • 15. Hardware Constraints vs. Flexible Infrastructure Options
    Sym-Hosting – Flexible Infrastructure Options
    Flexible equipment purchasing model
    Jointly specify servers and infrastructure
    Client purchases equipment
    Depreciation benefits
    Leverage vendor relations
    Symmetry purchases equipment
    One stop shop
    100% transparency on H/W costs
    Purchase what you need
  • 16. Agenda
    Why choose an SAP centric hosting model?
    What makes Sym-Hosting different?
    Dedicated systems vs. shared systems
    Pay by the rack vs. pay by the gigabyte
    Hardware constraints vs. flexible infrastructure options
    What does it take to become an SAP hosting partner
    World class data center
    Controls
    Basis Operations
    How do you reduce risk during the migration?
  • 17. What Does it Take to Become an SAP Hosting Partner?
    Symmetry underwent a rigorous audit of our
    Infrastructure
    Technical operations
    Internal process controls
  • 18. What Does it Take to Become an SAP Hosting Partner? – World Class Data Center
    Located in Milwaukee, WI – one of the safest IT locations in the US
  • 19. What Does it Take to Become an SAP Hosting Partner? - World Class Data Center
    Level 3 data center
    Secure locked facility
    Redundant everything
    Redundant power supplies
    Uninterrupted power supplies
    Redundant networking connections
    Multiple redundant cooling systems (HVAC)
    Redundant fire suppression
  • 20. What Does it Take to Become an SAP Hosting Partner? – World Class Application Management
    Sym-RemoteSM: "Basis Complete" Technical Managed Services for SAP Applications
    Daily proactive monitoring
    OS, database and SAP administration & maintenance
    Technical problem handling
    Backup & recovery
    All the “hard stuff” - Support Pack Stack application, Enhancement Pack application & system refreshes
    Basis project support services also available
  • 21. What Does it Take to Become an SAP Hosting Partner? - World Class Internal Process Controls
    SAP best practice controls and change management
    Infrastructure best practice
    Client specific controls adoption
    Constant improvement and adjustment to change
  • 22. Agenda
    Why choose an SAP centric hosting model?
    What makes Sym-Hosting different?
    Dedicated systems vs. shared systems
    Pay by the rack vs. pay by the gigabyte
    Hardware constraints vs. flexible infrastructure options
    What does it take to become an SAP hosting partner
    World class data center
    Controls
    Basis Operations
    What are the key migration considerations?
  • 23. Key Migration Considerations
    Type of migration – Logical or Physical / Heterogeneous or Homogeneous
    Number of systems to be moved – impacts space required and timeline
    3rd party applications/systems that will communicate with hosted systems
    Network requirements – bandwidth and number of locations
    May coincide with certain SAP projects (homogeneous or heterogeneous system copies, SAP upgrade, implementation of additional SAP products, etc)
  • 24. Key Migration Considerations – Types of Migration
    Logical Migration- Movement of SAP application data to new servers at Symmetry’s datacenter- Purchase of new server equipment- Combination of tape/USB drive transfer and log shipping
    Physical Migration- Movement of existing physical servers to Symmetry’s datacenter- Use of transition “Bumper Box” for production system - Certified shipping company- Full system backups still create prior to shipment
    New Implementation- New hardware shipped directly to Symmetry- Symmetry performs SAP installations and Basis implementation support
    Combination- Chance are that a combination of the above will be used for each landscape
  • 25. Key Migration Considerations – Types of Migration
    Logical Migration
    New server equipment installed
    Test copy of PRD
    Backup testing Connectivity testing
    Migration of DEV database
    Migration of QAS database
    Migration of PRD database
    Decommission old servers
    DEV
    DEV
    QAS
    QAS
    PRD
    PRD
    TST
  • 26. Key Migration Considerations – Types of Migration
    Physical Migration
    New server equipment installed
    Test copy of PRD
    Backup testing Connectivity testing
    Migration of DEV database
    Migration of QAS database
    Migration of PRD database
    Decommission old servers
    DEV
    DEV
    QAS
    QAS
    PRD
    PRD
    TST
  • 27. Key Migration Considerations – Example Migration Process for a Production System
    Build copy of production system on a separate piece of hardware (either temporary loaner or new system)
    Test/validate functionality
    Start ftp’ing transaction logs to Symmetry datacenter
    Make backup of “old” production database to common media format or USB drive
    Ship backup to Symmetry data center
    Restore backup to “new” production server
    Apply transactions logs
    Stop “old” production server
    ftp last log to Symmetry datacenter
    Apply last transaction log to “new” production server
    Start SAP instance at Symmetry Datacenter
  • 28. Key Migration Considerations – Sample Product Plan
  • 29. Minimal downtime
    Minimal risk
    Extensive prototyping and system “burn-in”
    Graceful back-out at every critical juncture
    Typically an 8-16 week cycle
    Key Migration Considerations – Symmetry’s Methodology
  • 30. Key Migration Considerations – Symmetry’s Methodology
    Project management/coordination including project plan development
    Network cutover plan and installation
    Installation of hardware and software (OS, DB, SAP)
    Prototype production migration
    Development of new backup scheme
    Shipping costs of servers from old datacenter to new datacenter
    Technical validation of instances after migrations
    Final Production cutover of production instances
    Offsite tape storage coordination
    Post cut-over system tuning
  • 31. Download the presentation recording with audio from the
    Symmetry Knowledge Center
    www.sym-corp.com/knowledge-center
  • 32. Dan Wilhelms
    414-732-2721
    dwilhelms@sym-corp.com