Intel and Microsoft Technologies Offer Mission-Critical Environment for SAP Applications
The benefits of consolidating and virtualizing applications are well known, but until recently the size of SAP workloads has made it difficult to pursue cost-effective virtualization strategies that also provide the necessary manageability and scalability.
The SAP scenario described in this paper shows a better way forward, with combined technology from Intel and Microsoft that makes it possible to define and consolidate larger server architectures onto a industry standard platform, using non-proprietary hardware. The technology supports mission-critical activities, enhances scalability, and reduces the overall workload required to administrate SAP environments.
The SAP Scenario
The SAP scenario involves executing a SAP workload on a Microsoft Hyper-V* node and conducting a live migration to another node while maintaining application consistency throughout the migration.
The SAP scenario shows it is now possible to use Intel and Microsoft technologies to manage the mission-critical components of SAP development and test environments. The combined technologies provide cost savings, enhanced scalability, and flexible administration to support the needs of SAP customers worldwide.
Intel and Microsoft Technologies Offer Mission-Critical Environment for SAP Applications.