Articles by Thomas Di Giacomo

Part 3: SUSE and The Future of SAP Data Centers 

SAP’s vision for helping its customers succeed with digital transformation is comprehensive. It’s a vision that is supported by a digital core—with SAP S/4HANA at the center—and the power, speed, and agility of the SAP HANA database and SAP Cloud Platform for ongoing innovation. But in a digital economy, no single company is an island. To deliver the full value customers expect, companies need to collaborate across the value chain. It’s for this reason that SAP has partnered with SUSE for SAP HANA-based deployments.  


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Part 2: Driving Digital Transformation with SAP 

If you’re a traditional company encountering the demands of the digital economy for the first time, the biggest challenge you face is the issue of complexity—both in the way your business is organized and the way the technology environment that supports it is structured. With its now-familiar slogan, “Run Simple,” SAP has put complexity squarely in its cross hairs. As a company, SAP has proven itself to be a thought leader on the issue of complexity, and it has revamped its portfolio of offerings to help SAP customers simplify their landscapes and drive innovation at the levels of business models, business processes, and work. 


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Part 1: Digital Transformation in a Digital Economy

For all its hype—and for all the marketing agendas on which it depends—the digital economy is a very real phenomenon. While it may have started the day the first person connected to the Internet, today we’ve reached a critical mass where digital modes of interaction dominate enough spheres of activity. This chapter explains the digital economy, and how businesses choosing to ignore it do so at their own peril.


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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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