Five Minute Briefing - SAP
March 25, 2020
Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.
One of the primary objectives of any high-availability architecture is to ensure that any single points of failure are eliminated, such as cluster nodes connecting to a single SAN. If you are running SAP in the cloud, you can take advantage of your cloud provider's availability zones, which may exist in different geographic regions. Although a high-availability cluster can be deployed within a single zone, the zone itself is a single-point-of-failure. If the zone becomes unavailable, end users may lose access to the entire cluster.
SAP is launching a new digital learning initiative offering educational content to support students, professionals, and anyone interested in remote learning. This initiative is based on three educational pillars - massive open online courses (MOOCs), learning journeys for universities, and the SAP Young Thinkers program - as part of SAP's comprehensive learning and enablement program.
Pure Storage, a data solutions provider delivering a modern data experience, is releasing its third-generation all-NVMe FlashArray//X, providing customers with higher performance. With Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage model, customers can enjoy access to continuous innovation from Pure Storage that includes these and future updates to its product and solutions suite.
SAP is enhancing its app experience to enterprise Mac users with the release of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS version 5.0. With support now for Mac Catalyst, the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS enables SAP and Apple customers to build, deploy, and run employee apps across iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAP is making several platforms available immediately, at no cost, to facilitate supply chains and remote working. Remote Work Pulse by Qualtrics helps organizations understand how their employees are doing and what support they need as they adapt to new work environments. Remote Work Pulse is designed to help employees, companies, educational institutions, communities, and governments stay connected and move forward.
Think About It
Organizations have progressively pushed more infrastructure from on-premise data centers into cloud data centers. Some of this is driven by the desire to reduce costs, but more often than not, organizations are realizing that the infrastructure required for the level of connectivity, data growth, and analytics needed for success in a modern organization is well beyond the reach of homegrown infrastructure.