Providing Best ResponseTimes, Tightest Securityand Highest Availability forYour Virtual and Cloud-Based SAP ApplicationsPr...
In This Session …We’ll discuss:• How to maximize SAP application availability   Utilizing server load balancing, global s...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Web Application Delivery ChallengesWeb protocolsare not efficient                                      Many users access  ...
SAP Application Trends — Data Center Consolidation•    Data center consolidation, driven by cost savings and regulatory   ...
SAP Application Trends — Web-Enabled Applications•   SAP applications are now transitioning to browser-based clients•   Ri...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
SAP Application Deployment: Challenges                                        Data Center                                 ...
Composite Enterprise Application                XML/HTTP messages are                up to 10X larger than their          ...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Introduction to Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)                                               Business             ...
ADC — Deployment                                                  Identity                                                ...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Making Your SAP Applications Shine•   Addressing SAP deployment challenges     Ensuring high availability for SAP applica...
ADC Deployment with SAP Applications                                                  Better IT utilization – Do          ...
Ensuring SAP Application High Availability                                  LAN connected(Local)                          ...
Reducing Latency for Users of SAP Applications                                             Caching                        ...
Securing SAP ApplicationsAttack mitigation for:                                Hide SAP application deployment• DDoS prote...
Addressing WAN Latency: Symmetric Acceleration  Together with a branch client for                A central ADC unit deploy...
Better SAP Server Utilization   •   WAN improvements reduce load and tasks processing from SAP application       servers  ...
Symmetric Acceleration: How Does It Work?                                                     SAP                         ...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Deployment — What to Look for?•   Configuration templates –    For fast application rollout•   Auto discovery and synchron...
Automated Discovery and Provisioning (ASLR Integration)                  1. Configuration Manager periodically            ...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Demo 1: Logging in to the Web Portal                                       25
Demo 2: Navigating to Learning Solutions Overview                                                    26
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Case Study: Delivering Accelerated IT ServicesChallenges and Objective•   Slow SAP Web Services response time•   Network u...
What We’ll Cover …•   SAP application trends — A Quick Overview•   SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, sec...
Where to Find More Information•   http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/Application-delivery-    controller   ...
7 Key Points to Take Home •   Datacenter consolidation is driving remote users to access SAP applications     over the Web...
Your Turn!                 How to contact me:                   Prakash Sinha             prakash.sinha@radware.com  Pleas...
DisclaimerSAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, SAP NetWeaver®, Duet®, PartnerEdge, and other SAP products and services mentioned he...
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Providing best response times, tightest security and highest availability for your virtual and cloud-based SAP applications

  1. 1. Providing Best ResponseTimes, Tightest Securityand Highest Availability forYour Virtual and Cloud-Based SAP ApplicationsPrakash SinhaRadware © Copyright 2013 Wellesley Information Services, Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. In This Session …We’ll discuss:• How to maximize SAP application availability  Utilizing server load balancing, global server load balancing, and content switching• How to improve performance of SAP applications  Discuss techniques such as TCP optimization, SSL, and offload and WAN optimization• How to reduce latency for Web delivery and monitor performance  Techniques such as caching, compression, and end-user performance monitoring• How to maximize SAP application security  Securing Layer 4 and Layer 7 1
  3. 3. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 2
  4. 4. Web Application Delivery ChallengesWeb protocolsare not efficient Many users access apps remotelyApps consolidated to Web apps increase fewer data centers security requirements 3
  5. 5. SAP Application Trends — Data Center Consolidation• Data center consolidation, driven by cost savings and regulatory compliance  Leading to fewer data centers SAP data center consolidation• As a result: More users accessing SAP services over the WAN  WAN connections introduce higher latency  Heavier load on the SAP application Common requirement of SAP application owners: Reduce response time 4
  6. 6. SAP Application Trends — Web-Enabled Applications• SAP applications are now transitioning to browser-based clients• Rising use of B2B transactions via Web Services• Growing mobile user base – Key driver for adopting Web Services The transition to Web-based services introduces increased latency to many SAP application modules 5
  7. 7. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 6
  8. 8. SAP Application Deployment: Challenges Data Center SAP Message Local SAP Users ServerBranch Office SAP Web SAP ApplicationPartners Router Dispatcher Servers Single point of failure – Risking SAP application SAP application availability must continue even under attack Mobile Users WAN latency impacts SAP application performance 7
  9. 9. Composite Enterprise Application XML/HTTP messages are up to 10X larger than their binary equivalent Web-enabled apps Business Warehouse introduce new security threats Business App Payment/Billing Apps CompositeWeb Services servers Consumers Mission critical XML/Web Service Access control must be Applications applications must be enforced to prevent reliable and available malicious users 8
  10. 10. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 9
  11. 11. Introduction to Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) Business Warehouse ADC Payment/Billing Systems Availability AccelerationWeb Services Performance Consumers Security App Servers 10
  12. 12. ADC — Deployment Identity Management DB Servers ADC ADC Web/App Servers Services App Servers Services ProvidersConsumers May be virtualized, on-premise, cloud-based, or hybrid 11
  13. 13. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 12
  14. 14. Making Your SAP Applications Shine• Addressing SAP deployment challenges  Ensuring high availability for SAP applications  Reducing latency for users of SAP applications  Securing SAP applications  Addressing WAN latency 13
  15. 15. ADC Deployment with SAP Applications Better IT utilization – Do more by offloading SAP servers Partners Local SAP Users SAP Application ADC Servers SAP application security and complianceBranch Office Data Center Faster response for 24x7 SAP application availability SAP users via health monitoring and traffic redirection 14
  16. 16. Ensuring SAP Application High Availability LAN connected(Local) Data Center 1 Automatically redirect traffic to theUsers available SAP most server with SAP application health checks remote office SAP Application Servers ADC Transparent Site Fail overBypass ISP connectivity issues with ADC’s Link Load Balancing functionality (GSLB) Road warriors LAN connected(Local) Data Center 2 SAP Users Commuters Traffic redirection between SAP Application sites / DR site, in case one Servers ADC data center is totally unavailable 15
  17. 17. Reducing Latency for Users of SAP Applications Caching Local SAP Users Compression Remote Office TCP Multiplexing ADC SAP Application Servers Remote Office Data Center TCP Protocol SSL Offloading OptimizationFaster response for SAP users – Look for validation by SAP 16
  18. 18. Securing SAP ApplicationsAttack mitigation for: Hide SAP application deployment• DDoS protection topology from end users LAN connected(Local) Data Center • Provide application-level DDoS• Network Behavioral SAP Users Analysis protection• IPS• Reputation ADC DDoS Protection SAP Application Servers Visibility Web App SecuritySEM for correlation reports on: Web application firewall providing:• Session hijacking • Mitigation of OWASP top 10 threats• Non-valid XML structure • Prevention of data theft and• Audit and access manipulation of sensitive corporate and customer information 17
  19. 19. Addressing WAN Latency: Symmetric Acceleration Together with a branch client for A central ADC unit deployed in the SAP data center Local SAP Users SAP AccAD Branch Office SAP SAP Application AccAD Servers Secured & Accelerated SAP Central ADC Tunnels AccAD Branch Office Data CenterCentral unit automatically sets up anaccelerated and secured tunnel with thebranch units’ clients and centrally ADC integrated with SAP’s accelerationmanages them module – Dedicated for SAP NetWeaver applications 18
  20. 20. Better SAP Server Utilization • WAN improvements reduce load and tasks processing from SAP application servers  Secured accelerated tunnels — Eliminate the need for SSL connections  Compression eliminates the need for it in the SAP servers  Caching in the SAP endpoints reduces the amount of tasks processed by servers Local SAP Users Data Center Clear traffic SAP SAP Application AccAD Servers SAP Secured & Accelerated Tunnels AccAD Central ADCBranch Office Secured (SSL) and Secured (encrypted) Clear, uncompressed accelerated traffic and compressed/ traffic accelerated traffic 19
  21. 21. Symmetric Acceleration: How Does It Work? SAP SAP WAN AccAD AccAD Branch Central ADCUser SAP Applications Client wait / pre- Time spent in browser before the request leaves processing time Network Time for transmitting the request over WAN time (request) Overall Processing time at application server Server time transaction time Network Time for transmitting the reply over WAN time (reply) Time spent for rendering and waiting for the sub requests Client wait /t rendering time Offload commodity Integrated Efficient compression processes cache mechanisms (e.g., SSL, compre ssion) TCP traffic optimization & End-to-end security 20
  22. 22. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 21
  23. 23. Deployment — What to Look for?• Configuration templates – For fast application rollout• Auto discovery and synchronization of application changes via ASLR integration – Simplifying operations• Reporting, compliance and logging – For complete visibility• Simple ADC customization per specific application flow 22
  24. 24. Automated Discovery and Provisioning (ASLR Integration) 1. Configuration Manager periodically SAP Message queries the ASLR to retrieve updated Server SAP services configuration Branch Office Config Management/Monitoring ADC SAP Application Servers Partners Enterprise2. Using SAP templates, Data Center configuration manager updates Portal the ADC configuration and policies 3. The ADC is ready to load balance to updated SAP servicesRapid rollout – Auto discovery of SAP configuration and ADC provisioningSimplified operation – Auto synchronization of the ADC with SAP’s configuration 23
  25. 25. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 24
  26. 26. Demo 1: Logging in to the Web Portal 25
  27. 27. Demo 2: Navigating to Learning Solutions Overview 26
  28. 28. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 27
  29. 29. Case Study: Delivering Accelerated IT ServicesChallenges and Objective• Slow SAP Web Services response time• Network upgrades to 10GE required ADC support• Increase SAP services’ availabilities• Solution must be certified with SAPSolution Overview Customer• 7 X Alteon 5224-XL with: • Net 2010 revenues: • 5 vADCs on each – For multi-zone SAP support (and other $6.98 billion apps support) • Over 120,000 • GSLB license for cross DC redundancy employees • 2 units for dev environment • 72 plus global delivery centersSolution Business Benefits • Gold partner with• 80% improvement in page load times SAP• 99.999% SAP applications service availability with GSLB, advanced health checks, no single point of failure• Faster Web app response time through third-party tool• Virtualization enabling cost effective flexibility in deployment• 10GE support – Leveraging their recent network upgrade 28
  30. 30. What We’ll Cover …• SAP application trends — A Quick Overview• SAP application challenges — Latency, availability, security• Application Delivery Controller (ADC) — A brief introduction• Using ADC to make your SAP applications shine• Deploying ADC for SAP• Demo: ADC acceleration in action for SAP LSO• Case Study: Accelerating IT services• Wrap-up 29
  31. 31. Where to Find More Information• http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/Application-delivery- controller  Application Delivery Controller• http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/tip/Application-delivery-controller- technology-plays-many-roles  Many Roles of an ADC• http://www.radware.com/workarea/showcontent.aspx?ID=7973  Application and Service Delivery Handbook• http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-18660  Accelerated Application Delivery for SAP Netweaver 30
  32. 32. 7 Key Points to Take Home • Datacenter consolidation is driving remote users to access SAP applications over the Web • Web access requires tighter security, reducing latency and providing high availability for mission critical SAP applications • Two ways of addressing these challenges using ADCs – Asymmetric and symmetric • Asymmetric deployment addresses challenges of availability, security, and latency and delivers performance and improves ROI by offloading from SAP servers • Symmetric acceleration utilizes integration with SAP AccAD to deliver high performance over WAN • Ensure your ADC supports your virtualization environment, management tools, and integrates with ASLR for automation • Make sure that the ADC technologies you utilize and deploy are certified by SAP 31
  33. 33. Your Turn! How to contact me: Prakash Sinha prakash.sinha@radware.com Please remember to complete your session evaluation 32
  34. 34. DisclaimerSAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, SAP NetWeaver®, Duet®, PartnerEdge, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as theirrespective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product andservice names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Wellesley Information Services is neither owned nor controlled by SAP. 33

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