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  • source : Financial Express Google Apps.,, Zoho Office and various other online applications use cloud computing as Software-As-Service (SAAS) model. These applications are delivered through browser, and multiple customers can access it from various locations. This model has become the most common form of cloud computing because it is beneficial and practical for both the customers and the services providers. For customers, there is no upfront investment and they can Pay-As-They-Go and Pay-As-They-Grow. On the other hand, the service providers, can grow easily as their customer base grows., Sun and IBM offer on-demand storage and computing resources. Web service and APIs enable developers to use all the cloud from internet and allow them to create large-scale, full-featured application. Cloud is not simply limited to providing data storage or computing resources, it can also provide managed services or specific application services through web
  • source : Financial Express Cloud computing is cost-effective. Here, cost is greatly reduced as initial expense and recurring expenses are much lower than traditional computing. Maintenance cost is reduced as a third party maintains everything from running the cloud to storing data. Cloud is characterized by features such as platform, location and device independency, which make it easily adoptable for all sizes of businesses, in particular small and mid-sized. However, owing to redundancy of computer system networks and storage system cloud may not be reliable for data, but it scores well as far as security is concerned. In cloud computing, security is tremendously improved because of a superior technology security system, which is now easily available and affordable. Yet another important characteristic of cloud is scalability, which is achieved through server virtualization. In a nutshell, cloud computing means getting the best performing system with the best value for money.
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  • source : Financial Express Clients would be able to access their applications and data from anywhere at any time. They could access the cloud computing system using any computer linked to the Internet . Data wouldn't be confined to a hard drive on one user's computer or even a corporation's internal network. It could bring hardware costs down. Cloud computing systems would reduce the need for advanced hardware on the client side. You wouldn't need to buy the fastest computer with the most memory , because the cloud system would take care of those needs for you. Instead, you could buy an inexpensive computer terminal. The terminal could include a monitor , input devices like a keyboard and mouse and just enough processing power to run the middleware necessary to connect to the cloud system. You wouldn't need a large hard drive because you'd store all your information on a remote computer. Corporations that rely on computers have to make sure they have the right software in place to achieve goals. Cloud computing systems give these organizations company-wide access to computer applications. The companies don't have to buy a set of software or software licenses for every employee. Instead, the company could pay a metered fee to a cloud computing company. Servers and digital storage devices take up space. Some companies rent physical space to store servers and databases because they don't have it available on site. Cloud computing gives these companies the option of storing data on someone else's hardware, removing the need for physical space on the front end. If the cloud computing system's back end is a grid computing system, then the client could take advantage of the entire network's processing power. Often, scientists and researchers work with calculations so complex that it would take years for individual computers to complete them. On a grid computing system, the client could send the calculation to the cloud for processing. The cloud system would tap into the processing power of all available computers on the back end, significantly speeding up the calculation
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  • source : Financial Express SAP says Vblock helps customers reduce cost and risk, according to Information Week.
  • source : Financial Express Crossgate develops the SAP integrations, tests, and supports the production environments. During project planning, the Crossgate Support team works with the customer to collect the design materials required for development. This includes format descriptions for the ERP message layouts, guidelines for each trading partner, and sample test data and test scenarios for each back-end business process. The SAP user no longer needs to purchase and maintain third party EDI translators, mapping tools, point to point mappings, integration scripts, communication servers, EDI staff, EDI consultants, EDI helpdesks, etc. They can simply interface with the Crossgate EDI/B2B exchange and the EDI/B2B processes are then managed and supported at a considerable cost savings.
  • source : Financial Express There are 3 trends behind Cloud Computing Industrialization of IT: standardizing and automating manual processes in the IT Business Utility Computing: from inflexibile and long-term contracts to metering of resource usage and payment based on usage On Demand Fullfillment: from long running customer projects to immediate fulfillment of customer needs This 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
  • source : Financial Express The same cloud services which are enhanced it to be a Multi-Tenant application, build using SAP NetWeaver CE running in the Amazon Cloud We can leverage here in a Virtual Appliance: Developer Studio We can highlight 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 we do not have to deal with the challenges of redistributing an OS: Unix, Linux, Windows and also not how to patch them.
  • source : Financial Express Teams are collectively guided through activities like planning, strategizing and decision-making using tools like pro-con analyses, SWOT analyses, polling and agenda planning. The public beta version of 12sprints is a hosted technology that requires no download, and it is available online for free here: . Ref :
  • source : Financial Express Ref : Forrestor Blog The ByD analytics now is purely InMemory based and “… partners will build extensions in a Visual Studio SDK environment ” Business ByDesign seems to reach a level of maturity in 2010 to finally become the big new thing it was supposed to be from the beginning. SAP’s complete SME solution strategy however, with various relevant solutions on different platform and restrictive deployment options is still far from mature
  • Cloud computing adoption in sap technologies

    1. 1. <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Siva Velaga </li></ul><ul><li>Swapna Veldanda </li></ul>Clouding Computing Adoption in SAP Technologies
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Trends in Storage Market </li></ul><ul><li>What is Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Layers of Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Predictions </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Relatedness to SAP </li></ul>
    3. 3. Trends in storage market <ul><li>There are a few prominent trends that are coming up today: </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization: Both server and desktop virtualization are very hot today. </li></ul><ul><li>Data center consolidation: It is very cheap for enterprises to build data centers, especially small. However,  the cost for transport of data between data centers is very high. So companies are looking for data center consolidation. </li></ul><ul><li>Secure multi-tenancy in storage infrastructure: This is going to be the next big thing. Cloud provider will be able to put in 500 terabyte of storage and put many customers and those customers will be able to access only their floor with swipe cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous virtualization of storage:. That is already a huge hit today </li></ul><ul><li>Going forward customers will demand the usage of a particular infrastructure in data centers, unlike today. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Cloud Computing <ul><li>“ Cloud Computing,&quot; to put it simply, means &quot;Internet Computing.&quot; The Internet is commonly visualized as clouds; hence the term “cloud computing” for computation done through the Internet. With Cloud Computing users can access database resources via the Internet from anywhere, for as long as they need, without worrying about any maintenance or management of actual resources. Besides, databases in cloud are very dynamic and scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Google Apps,, Amazon </li></ul>
    5. 5. Cloud Computing Definition from Consumer perspective Source: Trends Cloud Computing allows On Demand Software Provisioning with Zero-Installation & Automatic Configuration at low cost and immediate access in Scalable Data Centers. Definition from Consumer Perspective Application Providers Platform Providers Infrastructure Providers Service Providers 400,000 Developers + ISVs Selected Cloud Consumers & ISVs
    6. 6. Cloud computing characteristics <ul><li>Transparent scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Usage-based billing </li></ul><ul><li>Off-premises operation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cloud computing can be thought of as the urge to stop worrying about how the bits flow in an organization, in order to focus on how the flow of bits can create business value” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Layers of cloud computing <ul><li>The newest entrepreneurial excitement around the various layers of Cloud Computing. </li></ul><ul><li>They include: </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure as a Service, IaaS </li></ul><ul><li>Platform as a Service, PaaS </li></ul><ul><li>Software as a Service, SaaS </li></ul>
    8. 8. Contd… <ul><li>IaaS is called Utility Computing because the providers own and rent out billions of bytes of data storage over the Internet for paying subscribers to use, or massive computing power for paying subscribers to exploit with their own software. The simplest form of Cloud Computing, IaaS is computer hardware online. Renters of this service have to be very sophisticated. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Contd… <ul><li>PaaS is where a business combines the compute power and data storage with software development tools for programmers to use in building software as a service. The PaaS provider hosts this software shares the subscription revenue. The software can be anything – games, word processing and business tools are examples. PaaS involves multiple parties for deployment and use, and the required level of sophistication varies, as does the quality of the software. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Contd… <ul><li>IaaS is called Utility Computing because the providers own and rent out billions of bytes of data storage over the Internet for paying subscribers to use, or massive computing power for paying subscribers to exploit with their own software. The simplest form of Cloud Computing, IaaS is computer hardware online. Renters of this service have to be very sophisticated. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Why Cloud Computing <ul><li>Anytime Anywhere Access </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Down in Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Pay as you use </li></ul><ul><li>Saving on Physical Space </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations might save money on IT support. Streamlined hardware would, in theory, have fewer problems than a network of heterogeneous machines and operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Features like grid computing can be exploited </li></ul>
    12. 12. Predictions about Cloud computing <ul><li>75 percent of organizations in Asia Pacific will increase their software as a service (SaaS) investments by 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud services will create over 300,000 jobs over the next 5 years in India, says Zinnov Research </li></ul><ul><li>The overall computing market will reach $ 70 billion by 2015. India, with its powerful ecosystem of over 1300 independent software vendors (ISVs), 1.4 million developers and more than 11000 system integrators (SIs and Custom software development organizations), is ideally poised to address this growing opportunity </li></ul>Source : Gartner Survey
    13. 13. Strategies of IT companies <ul><li>Fujitsu is setting up public clouds in various geographies and offering vertical-specific solutions </li></ul><ul><li>TCS, Infosys, Wipro Typically running SMB enterprise systems on clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Wipro calls it 2-minute noodle approach and is targeting small firms in different industries – textiles, gems & jewellery and healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Appirio, a much smaller firm, assures to save its customers a million dollar if they migrate to cloud </li></ul><ul><li>SAP has joined the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition floated by Cisco-EMC-VMware </li></ul><ul><li>Capgemini is leveraging its relationship with SAP to create licensing options </li></ul>Source : Information Week
    14. 14. SaaS Makes Enterprise Software Tools Available to SMBs <ul><li>Why does on-demand make it easier for SMBs to acquire enterprise software? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to buy or install expensive infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No upfront investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal burden on IT staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce technology risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate the upgrade cycle </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Cloud Computing decision factors <ul><li>Uptime: </li></ul><ul><li>Does this application require 100% uptime? </li></ul><ul><li>Integration: </li></ul><ul><li>How does it integrate with other existing applications </li></ul><ul><li>Data security/confidentiality: </li></ul><ul><li>How critical is the data being trusted a third party with? </li></ul>
    16. 16. On Demand vs On Premises Deployment? What is the best for me? <ul><li>Who will be the main users of this application? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this Application handle sensitive, confidential or regulatory data? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you looking to use this application in a standard or non-standard way? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of financial commitment are you looking to make with regard to this application? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the size of your company? </li></ul><ul><li>What scale of deployment do you expect for this application? </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>What technical SUPPORT resources are available ? </li></ul><ul><li>What level of INTEGRATION do you think will be needed with other IT systems currently used by your company? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of SCALABILITY and elasticity needs will this application have? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this application need to handle heavy DATA TRANSFER? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the current IT INFRASTRUCTURE status of your company? </li></ul>Contd…
    18. 18. Key Drivers for On Demand or On Premises <ul><li>Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity of information </li></ul><ul><li>Data Load </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation timing </li></ul><ul><li>Integration Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment Scale </li></ul>
    19. 19. Cloud Computing Evaluation checklist <ul><li>Availability of Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent communication in Business continuity management and disaster recovery plan </li></ul><ul><li>Service Level Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>whether pricing is cased on per license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part capex model or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part opex model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assurance on deliverables </li></ul>
    20. 20. SAP Cloud Computing Architecture Source:
    21. 21. Hardware Utilization with System Landscapes: Today’s Situation Source : Amazon AWS
    22. 22. Traditional Hosting vs. Amazon Cloud Hosting Costs of ERP for Development in Term 500 € / hour month 0.30 € / hour Provisioning Time Min 1week 6 min Source :
    23. 23. Impact on SAP Business Solutions and Technology Source :
    24. 24. SAP Cloud Computing: A case study from Crossgate <ul><li>Cross gate provides an EDI/B2B managed services hub in a cloud computing environment that utilizes SAP technology including Net weaver PI. </li></ul><ul><li>Crossgate configures an ERP profile (interface) which integrates the SAP ERP (or other SAP applications) to Crossgate's EDI/B2B exchange. Data can be moved in and out of the Crossgate exchange and translated into all the various EDI and B2B standards and custom B2B file formats required within your trading partner community. Crossgate manages the deployment and trading partner implementations as part of their managed services </li></ul>
    25. 25. Cloud computing in SAP <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 </li></ul><ul><li>Significant potential value in the domain of non-mission critical use cases exist today </li></ul><ul><li>SAP is exploring options to provide additional value in form of product and/or service innovation </li></ul>
    26. 26. Trends and Value of Cloud Computing Source : From Manufacturing to Automation and Standardization of IT Business Industrialization of IT From inflexible and long-term contracts to payment of metered usage Utility Computing From long running customer projects to immediate fulfillment of customer needs On Demand Fulfillment Value Increase Business Agility, Increase R&D Efficiency Breakthrough Consumption Experience of SAP Solutions Reduce IT Costs/CAPEX for SAP, Customers and Partners
    27. 27. SAP Netweaver CE in Cloud Trail Usage Amazon Web Services Metering Provisioning Configuration SOA Interface Virtual Appliance: Developer Studio NWDS VPN Client Cloud Plugin Configuration Metering SAP Cloud Services hosted on EC2 and powered by SAP NetWeaver CE VPN Server NW CE Customer: SAP NetWeaver CE hosted on EC2 Customer SAP Amazon in control of SAP Cloud Account Administrator DEMO SAP Employee Customer
    28. 28. SAP’s cloud based project: 12sprints <ul><li>Beta version of 12sprints released by SAP </li></ul><ul><li>12sprints is collaborative Decision making application that brings together people, information and methods </li></ul><ul><li>12sprints is the first and only SaaS of such application </li></ul><ul><li>12sprints integrates components of the SAP®BusinessObjects™ Explorer technology within 12sprints so users can analyze data and apply that analysis to the decision-making framework of 12sprints </li></ul><ul><li>A results-driven workspace designed to keep everyone on the same page, prompt action and help users achieve goals. </li></ul><ul><li>“ easy to try, buy and use” environment that is intuitive to business users. </li></ul>Source :
    29. 29. SAP Roadmap into Cloud Computing <ul><li>Focus on Pay-by-use software via self-service over the web </li></ul><ul><li>Line of Business On-Demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 on-demand applications that are already available: CRM, E-Sourcing, BI and Carbon Footprint; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 on-demand applications in planning: SCM and Travel & Expense Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 on-demand application provided with a partner: HCM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business by Design </li></ul><ul><li>Business Objects On-Demand </li></ul>Source : SAP Influencer Summit in Boston Dec 8/9 Forrester Blog
    30. 30. Maintaining Security of SAP on Cloud <ul><li>Identity and Access Management </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Firewalls </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul>
    31. 31. Questions…