Microsoft and SAP Enhance .NET Development, Promise Cloud Integration

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-05-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Microsoft and SAP plan to create new interoperability between industry-leading SAP business technology and Microsoft's virtualization and management portfolio across data centers, private clouds and public clouds.

The companies plan to integrate upcoming landscape management software from SAP with Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center. This integration will instill enhanced flexibility, scalability and management in the cloud all while reducing cost and risk. Through these connected offerings, SAP and Microsoft customers will be able to scale deployments in their own data centers or through private clouds. In the future, SAP and Microsoft plan to continue their collaboration to support deployment of SAP applications on the Windows Azure Platform.

Mitsui & Co., a large Japanese trading company based in Tokyo, recently deployed a private cloud solution based on Windows Server Hyper-V virtualization technology, Microsoft SQL Server, and the ERP (enterprise resource planning) application SAP ERP. Thanks to the integrated ties between the SAP and Microsoft components, Mitsui has established an IT environment that is not only centralized across multiple locations but is flexible enough to power applications when needed. Data storage needs for SQL Server backup have been reduced by 86 percent.

"By applying the Windows Server Hyper-V environment as an integrated foundation in our SAP landscape, we have increased the agility of Mitsui as a whole," said Yuji Mano, general manager, Information Strategy Planning Office, Management Planning Department, Mitsui & Co., in a statement.

"Working together with SAP, our aim is to knock down any walls that would inhibit the richness and sophistication of our two combined platforms," said Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division within the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, in a statement. "Customers and developers will have an open, more diverse field to build their IT infrastructures upon. We are ushering in modern IT platforms that can deliver value for years to come."

In a blog post on the news, Kummert said:

"This integration will instill enhanced flexibility, scalability and management in the cloud, all while reducing cost and risk. Through these connected offerings, SAP and Microsoft customers will be able to easily scale their deployments in their own data centers or through private clouds, for example, if they have a workload that needs on-demand scale periodically, such as a paycheck or employee performance review application.

"Together, Microsoft and SAP are committed to driving greater levels of innovation and flexibility for application development and cloud deployment?ö?ç??from your datacenter to the public cloud, eventually enabling hybrid computing scenarios via Windows Azure for companies to embrace cloud computing on their terms."

 



 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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