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SAP Co-Innovation Lab Projects - Infrastructure Management

Overview:

 

The SAP Global Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) Network hosts and facilitates a broad range of events and activities to foster project based co-innovation, enabling and extend the capabilities of our partners and SAP. Joint achievements of projects are showcased as packaged deliverables to gain broader momentum around their co-innovation and to make the topic more tangible. The COIL projects pages provide further insight.
The following list outlines a high-level perspective for the major projects successfully completed between 2008 and today in the area of infrastructure management.

 

 

 

SAP 3D Visual Enterprise with Citrix and NVidia - Phase 1

with Citrix and NVidia [COIL Palo Alto, December 2013]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2013_VisualEnterprise_Citrix_NVidia.gifHow does a remote or mobile client user of SAP 3D Virtual Enterprise Software securely access and productively use the software over sometimes unpredictable wide area networks without incurring the costs associated with expensive dedicated telco-delivered bandwidth and or complex and expensive fat client technologies? This COIL project showcases how to leverages existing SAP development provided capabilities of SAP 3D Virtual Enterprise to effectively work with a Citrix XenDesktop/Receiver powered client to achieve the best user experiences.

 

Phase 1 of the project provides an infrastructure consisting of a backend server with virtual GPUs (NVIDIA GRID), Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop on it to run SAP 3D VE in a virtual machine on Windows. On the frontend any kind of mobile device being able to run Citrix Receiver can be used.

 

Phase 2 is planned for 2014 to enhance the VE models and show integration with HANA.

  

 

 

 

CA SED Customer Workshops 2013

with CA Technologies [COIL Palo Alto, November 2013]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2013_CA_SED_CustomerWorkshops.gif SAP offers an in-depth, hands-on workshop on the SAP Extended Diagnostics application by CA Wily using a COIL landscape.  Application performance experts from SAP and CA Technologies demonstrate how to present information in business terms so customer's end users can more quickly and easily understand the health of their applications. Enabled by COIL, three workshops were offered for 2013. Agenda for each event includes: SAP Extended Diagnostics overview - best practices and user interface Root-cause analysis – focusing on what matters most to your organization The application triage map – out-of-the-box intelligence to discover application and transaction dependencies

  

 

 

 

Evaluation of CVOM SDK with Itron

with ITRON [COIL Palo Alto, November 2013]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2013_Evaluation_CVOM_SDK_Itron.gifIn the era of big data, effective data visualization techniques hold the key to uncovering and communicating new insights. The CVOM SDK is designed for SAP customers and partners to effectively develop custom visualizations that are deployable across various SAP products and applications.

 

CVOM is SAP’s standard HTML5 data visualization platform and library. It provides a SDK for creating chart customizations and extensions. This COIL project enabled Itron, an SAP OEM partner, to evaluate the SDK before the SDK becomes officially available.

  

 

 

 

CA End to End Monitoring with SAP ECC On Cisco UCS

with CA Technologies [COIL Palo Alto, October 2013]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2013_E2E_monitoring_CA.gifSAP and CA have a reseller agreement in place today with CA Application Performance Management Solution SAP sales alignment, CA Introscope. SAP sells the product under the name SAP Extended Diagnostics.

 

This proof concept examines a reference architecture for an end-to-end performance and monitoring solution for an SAP environment running on a Cisco UCS platform enabled by a Cisco Network.  It’s a precursor to a more advanced project with SAP HANA (see project Smart Network for HANA with Cisco and CA Technologies in our project category SAP HANA & Database technology).

  

 

 

 

ICC certifications with Riverbed

with Riverbed [COIL Palo Alto, July 2013]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gifUtilizing a dedicated COIL landscape and engineering support, Riverbed successfully certified with SAP two of their solutions:  Steelhead appliance RiOS 8 and Stingray Traffic Manager V9.

SAP InterfaceSAP Release LevelsSolution Interface Software
ESOA-AW-PO 1.0 -
Network Performance Optimization 1.0
SAP NetWeaver
Application Server 7.0; SAP ERP ECC 6.0
Interface for Riverbed Steelhead, RiOS 8
ESOA-AW-PO 1.0 -
Network Performance Optimization 1.0
SAP NetWeaver
Application Server 7.0; SAP ERP ECC 6.0
Interface for Riverbed Stingray Traffic V9
ESOA-AW-SEC 1.0 - Network Security 1.0SAP NetWeaver
Application Server 7.0; SAP ERP ECC 6.0
Interface for Riverbed Stingray Traffic V9
ESOA-AW-RA 1.0 - Network Reliability and Availability 1.0 SAP NetWeaver
Application Server 7.0; SAP ERP ECC 6.0
Interface for Riverbed Stingray Traffic V9

 

 

 

PoC for End-to-end security with Palo Alto Network and Citrix

with Citrix and Palo Alto Networks [COIL Palo Alto, December 2012]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2012_E2E Security PAL Networks Citrix.gif Customers running critical business applications must contend with a highly mobile workforce accessing an increasingly dense datacenter network. Satisfying the performance requirement while maintaining a well secured environment is paramount. This project built a proof of concept for an end-to-end solution for protecting SAP applications with Palo Alto Networks PA-Series next-generation firewall, and Citrix NetScaler ADC as described in the following logic workflow diagram.  Both as COIL members, the two companies built a live system at COIL and validated the key integration features that provide protection to mission critical SAP applications. Findings from this project are provided to joint customers via deployment guides and live workshops.

 

 

Cisco WAAS 5 Certification

with Cisco Systems, Inc. [COIL Palo Alto, October 2012]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In October 2012, Cisco Systems, Inc. successfully certified their WAAS 5 solution with SAP with the following specifications:

  • Certification Category: Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, Solution Manager Ready
  • Qualifications: SAP Certified - Integration with SAP NetWeaver

 

SAP InterfaceSAP Release LevelsSolution Interface Software
ESOA-AW-PO 1.0 -
Network Performance Optimization 1.0
SAP NetWeaver
Application Server 7.0; SAP ERP ECC 6.0
Interface of Cisco
WAAS 5

 

 

 

Running SAP Applications Faster and More Reliably with an Integrated Radware and SAP Solution

with Radware [COIL Palo Alto, September 2012]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2012_Radware_SAP application speedup.gif SAP collaborates with network technology partners to provide certified network products for SAP use cases. Further, SAP Accelerated Application Delivery (AccAD) product improves the response times of Web applications such as the SAP NetWeaver® Portal and SAP proprietary network protocols used for the SAP GUI client front-end. Radware and SAP have now gone a step further and tested their complementary Radware Alteon and SAP AccAD products together in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab.  An integrated Alteon/AccAD product will be provided by Radware to our customers based on an OEM agreement with SAP.  This COIL whitepaper provides an overview of the combined solution.

 

 

SAP Extended Diagnostics by CA Wily Customer workshops

with CA Technologies Inc. [COIL Palo Alto, September 2012]

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects2012_SAP Extended Diagnostics by CA.gif SAP Extended Diagnostics by CA Willy (SED) helps our customer identify bottlenecks, eliminate outages, maintain service levels, and lower the cost of maintaining your Web applications. With this project, SAP and CA Technologies worked together at COIL to build a live landscape showcasing both SAP and CA solutions with real customer scenarios. Using this live landscape, the two companies conducted a series of customer workshops to get customers in North America educated with the joint solution.

 

 

Radware Alteon and SAP NetWeaver AccAD
with Radware [COIL Palo Alto, December 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Project2011_Radware_Accad.gif SAP NetWeaver Accelerated Application Delivery (AccAD) enables end users worldwide to access web-based SAP applications at near-LAN speed. It is a software appliance which is shipped as a complementary offering to SAP NetWeaver. Deploying AccAD together with another WAN optimization solution can be a compelling combination for optimizing the overall - both SAP and non-SAP - WAN traffic, but can be technically challenging without appropriate guidance. In this project, SAP AccAD solution management group has teamed up with our partner Radware and created a PoC at COIL that demonstrates the compatibility of SAP AccAD and Radware Alteon ADC within the SAP application environment and proves the value gained in terms of end to end performance, availability and security when deploying the joint solution.


Citrix Netscaler Certification
with Citrix Systems, Inc. [COIL Palo Alto, December 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In December 2011, Citrix Systems, Inc. successfully certified their NetScaler 9 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN  optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, and Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. Please have a look at further information at our partner information center.


Riverbed Zeus Traffic Manager Certification
with Riverbed Technology [Palo Alto, October 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In October 2011, Riverbed Technology successfully certified their Zeus Traffic Manager 7 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, and Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. Please have a look at further information at our partner information center.


SAP Scaling on Intel Xeon 7500 (8 Processors) , SLES, and VMware
with HP, Intel, SUSE, and VMware [COIL Palo Alto, June 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Project2011_SAP_Scaling.gif HP, Intel, SAP, SUSE (a business unit of The Attachmate Group), and VMware have joined forces at SAP Co-Innovation Lab to build a proof point that proves the technical, operational and business value of running SAP on SLES/VMWare/Intel Xeon 8 processor platforms. Findings from the Proof of Concept showed near-linear scalability for a heavy ERP workload deployed to virtual machines in a three tier configuration running on a single Intel Xeon processor 5600 based physical server. Further information about key findings from this PoC is documented in a joint whitepaper by the 5 participating companies.


Radware Network Certification
with Radware Ltd. [COIL Palo Alto, May 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In April 2011, Radware Ltd successfully certified their Alteon On Demand solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. Please have a look at our further information.


Blue Coat Network Certification
with Blue Coat Systems, Inc. [COIL Palo Alto, May 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In April 2011, Blue Coat Systems, Inc. successfully certified their ProxySG 6 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, and Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. Please have a look at our further information.


SVF Enterprise Printing Solution 8.2
with WingArc Technologies, Inc. [COIL Tokyo, January 2011]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In January 2011, WingArc Technologies, Inc. successfully certified their SVF Enterprise Printing Solution 8.2 within the certification category of Form printing, Printing, SAPScript raw data, Solution Manager Ready and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Tokyo. The correlated SAP interfaces have been " BC-RDI 4.6 - SAPscript - Raw Data Interface 4.6 ". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for WingArc, SVF Enterprise Printing Solution).


Vantage Performance Validation on ECC 6.0 EhP4
with Compuware [COIL Tokyo, December 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Project2010_Vantage Performance Validation.gif Vantage is the Performance Monitoring tool that captures the network packet and analyzes the performance of the application. Vantage has the function that can analyze SAP transaction by SAPGUI. With this project, Compuware and COIL have validated how it worked under increasing the Sales & Distribution Workload.



 

Citrix - A day in the life of a SAP/Citrix Customer
with Citrix [COIL Palo Alto, November 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Project2010_Citrix_day_in_life_small.jpg Citrix extends the value of SAP ERP, SAP GUI, SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP's Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (ESOA) through virtualization solutions that enable more people in more locations, on any device or network to enjoy convenient, easy, HQ-fast performance of SAP. In this COIL project, we demonstrate how solutions from both companies are ultilized in the daily life of an SAP business user, implementing a business scenario in end-to-end environment using Citrix products to virtualize the SAP backend system, to connect the business user to end and to allow him to use application delivery and work shifting scenarios on various devices like laptop, tablets or smart phones.

Please check out an overview of Citrix and SAP.

 


Brocade end-to-end solution for a self-tuning SAP BOE landscape
with Brocade and VMWare [COIL Palo Alto, November 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Projects 2010 Brocade e2e BOE.jpg How should you cater to anticipated demand spikes of your business applications? Reserve significant hardware resources and over-provision your infrastructure? You may not have to do that anymore. A portfolio of solutions from Brocade and VMware promise to adapt dynamically to load changes by providing accurate load monitoring and an on-demand resource provisioning service to the application.

With this COIL Project, Brocade, SAP, and VMware have jointly performed a POC for running a virtual SAP BOE landscape with Brocade's products which automates on-demand resource provisioning with visibility into application traffic and load level. In the test, Brocade connects to VMware vCenter and performs on-demand provisioning and de-provisioning of virtual machines based on pre-defined performance metrics thresholds.

Check out more details in the joint whitepaper.

 


ICC Certification - F5 WebAccelerator (WA) version 10.2
with F5 [COIL Palo Alto, November 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In November 2010, F5 successfully certified their LTM with WebAccelerator version 10.2 solution within the certification category of security, reliability& availability in cooperation with SAP Co-Innovation Lab Palo Alto. Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center.

 



HP/Systinet SOA governance solution in SAP Discovery System V4
with HP [COIL Palo Alto, November 2010]

This is the phase 1 of a multi-phase project which targets integrating HP SOA Governance featuring Systinet on the SAP Discovery System v4. This phase 1 of the project updates an existing documentation and demo for SAP ESR and HP SOA Systinet interoperability to the SAP Discovery System v4. This project addresses the issue of SOA design time handover to runtime governance, where HP SOA Systinet customers want to integrate SAP into ALM Enterprise governance. It leverages HP and SAP building blocks and will document how an SAP service is born and propagates through the lifecycle, exchange endpoints and meet non SAP services.

Deliverables from this project are reflected on the
HP web site.


SAP Solution Manager / Redwood Software Business Process Operation Validation
with Redwood Software [COIL Tokyo, July 2010]

In cooperation with Redwood Software, Inc, AGS and COIL conducted this project targeting the validation of the scenarios concerning SAP Solution Manager Business Process Operations as well as job scheduling management using SAP CPS by Redwood. This project focused on the value of those scenarios from the SAP user`s perspective with the aim of packaging and showcasing the deliverables to the other SAP users. A total of 26 people from 18 JSUG member companies participated in this project, approximately three months from May to the end of July, 2010.

 


Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 series based server - Performance validation on ECC utilizing customer data
with Intel, Cisco and Netapp [COIL Tokyo, June 2010]

This project was intended to prove the superiority of Intel new CPU Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 series compared with the previous CPU Intel® Xeon® Processor 7400 series under the virtualized environment utilizing customer batch job. With this project, not only in customer batch job, but also in SD workload, we could validate that Nehalem-EX is superior to Dunnington.

 


HP system copy & SAP TDMS Integration - demo hosting
with HP [COIL Tokyo, June 2010]

System copying and troubleshooting production systems can be a time-consuming tasks for customers. Conitinuing from a first phase started in 2009, HP and COIL demonstrated to more customers at COIL how a combined solution with HP System Copy and SAP Test Data Migration Server (TDMS) can be used to automate the process and reduce production system downtime for trouble shooting. The deliverable from the project demonstrates how HP System Copy creates a stable point-in-time snapshot of a production system, and how TDMS uses this snapshot for data extraction to create consistent smaller
non-production system. Further information can be found on
HP's website.

 


Rakuraku Touroku Workflow Web System Certification
with Softes Inc. [COIL Tokyo, May 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_ICC_cert_pbnw.gif In May 2010, Softes, Inc. successfully certified their RAKURAKU TOUROKU WORKFLOW WEB SYSTEM 1.0 within the certification category of ABAP and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Tokyo. The correlated SAP interfaces have been " ABAP 7.0 - ABAP Add-On for SAP NetWeaver Application Server 7.00". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for Softes, Rakuraku) or access the official press release from Softes (Japanese).

 


Blue Coat in BOE Global Deployment Solution
with Blue Coat [COIL Palo Alto, May 2010]

In global deployments of SAP BOE, network impacts can be significant. Bringing partners as well as SAP BOE colleagues together, a COIL project has studied network impacts on global BOE deployments. In the project, diverse geographies like South Africa, Japan, India were simulated. The project has proven that network impacts on global BE deployments can be strongly reduced by use of the Blue Coat WAN optimization solution across various communication networks, such as DSL, T1, 3G.

Further information can be found in the COIL blog on the deliverables from this project.

 


Dataspider Certification
with Apresso [COIL Tokyo, April 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In March 2010, Appresso successfully certified their Dataspider 2.4 within the certification category of Business Connector, Middleware, Solution Manager Ready, XML converter and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Tokyo. The correlated SAP interfaces have been "CA-XML BC3.1 - XML Converter and Subsystems via SAP Business Connector 3.1". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for Appresso, Dataspider) or access the official press release from Appresso (Japanese).

 


Intel SOA Expressway - SOA management POC
with Intel [COIL Palo Alto, April 2010]

Intel is world-famous for many things, and maybe best known for their innovative chipsets. But still to some it may be a surprise that Intel also offers a SOA runtime management solution via its SOA Expressway software appliance. In a joint exercise with SAP's Co-innovation Lab and the Intel SOA Expressway solution team, the combination of the appliance with an SAP SOA landscape was investigated, and key security features offered by this solution successfully validated.

 


FlowlitesGE Certification
with NEC Software Kyushu [COIL Tokyo, March 2010]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In March 2010, NEC Software Kyushu, Ltd. successfully certified their FlowlitesGE 2.0 within the certification category of Enterprise SOA compliant, SAP Certified - Integration via Enterprise Services, SOA, Technology and executed by SAP's ICC team, North America with the guidance of COIL Tokyo. The correlated SAP interfaces have been "SAP NETWEAVER - SAP NETWEAVER". Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for NEC Software Kyushu, FlowlitesGE).



Intel Processors Performance Validation and PoC

with VMWare [COIL Palo Alto, December 2009]

Virtualization of enterprise applications is proceeding at a very fast pace. For many organizations SAP applications are critical for running their business successfully, and a stable infrastructure underpins all successful SAP deployments. Performance overhead in virtualizing SAP applications has been a concern for many customers. How well would the newest generation of Intel and VMWare solutions address this challenge?

An end-user case study conducted at SAP's Co-innovation Lab (COIL) in 2009 has brought Intel and VMWare together to find out the answer for SAP customers. Unlike a typical benchmark testing, this study focuses on performance impact of virtualization in real customer environment in both native (=bare metal) and virtualized scenarios. Results would show that the combination of Intel Xeon 5500 (with features like EPT, VPID, Turbo and SMT) and the latest VMware's ESX provides a compelling value proposition for virtualizing SAP without compromising performance.

The findings of the project were presented at VMWorld 2009 and SAP TechEd 2009.


CRM Benchmark Collaboration with SAP
with Sun [COIL Palo Alto, November 2009]

SAP Standard Application Benchmarks help customers and partners find the appropriate hardware configuration for their IT solutions. SAP has developed the SAP Standard Application Benchmarks to test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components. Sun is a member of this benchmark community. There are two Standard Benchmarks for SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), E-Selling and Interaction Center. The selling benchmark suite consists of two individual benchmarks covering the two SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) e-selling scenarios: Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B). This suite replaces the online store benchmark.

The focus of this Sun co-innovation lab project was to help provide feedback to the new benchmark suite that focused on consumer behavior. Sun provided the CRM development team with input to the new benchmark kit and provided direction on how to test the new kit on hardware and database resources.

 


NetApp Green IT Case Studies
with NetApp [COIL Palo Alto, October 2009]

NetApp and COIL have jointly released the success story "SAP Co-Innovation Lab Data Center Provisions 'Green' Landscapes with Flexible NetApp  solutions".This time the story features COIL as a happy NetApp user. Like with any innovation environment , one main challenge COIL needs to address day to day is to maintain a very high level flexbility and agility so we can provision a SAP landscape that meets particular project requirements in a very short notice and very tight delivery time. NetApp has been a great enabler in our conquer for agility and flexibility in many ways:
Thin provisioning helped us save 80% storage space required for projects; flexclone is a cornerstone of our rapid provisioning process; dedupe helped increase LUN utilization by 2 times.
Get your insight into the story from the related COIL blog or get your copy of the story.

 


NetApp & SAP TDMS Integration
with NetApp [COIL Palo Alto, October 2009]

There is good news from COIL for those customers who are facing the following challenges:
  • Large and quickly growing SAP systems
  • The need to test and validate in-house developments
  • The challenge to scramble sensitive data
  • Multiple parallel IT projects
  • Demand to simulate new business scenarios
SAP Test Data Migration Server (TDMS) and NetApp Flexclone each addressed the above challenges to some extend. In this project, NetApp and COIL have shown that "the sum is greater than the parts". Within 3 weeks, the two companies have put together a demo for integrated solutions leveraging SAP TDMS and NetApp Flexclone capability to reduce downtime of customer production landscape for troubleshooting and maintenance needs. With the combined power of TDMS and NetApp, the solution shows the joint value highlighted below
  • No impact on production: TDMS data extraction is done on a clone of the production system; Prodution clone can be created during online operation
  • Selectable end time for target system: End date for data selection can be (a Snapshot) in the past; avoiding regularity conflicts
  • Simplified SAP postprocessing and handling of sensitive data: Client independent data is not overwritten at target, TDMS data extraction can exclude sensitive data
  • Simplified creation of additional test systems: Additional SAP system copies can be created based on the "golden template" created by TDMS


HP System Copy & SAP TDMS Integration
with HP, NetApp [COIL Palo Alto, October 2009]

System copying and troubleshooting production systems can be a time-consuming tasks for customers. HP and COIL have just finished a project to demonstrate how a combined solution with HP System Copy and SAP Test Data Migration Server (TDMS) can be used to automate the process and reduce
production system downtime for trouble shooting. The deliverable from the project demonstrates how HP System Copy creates a stable point-in-time snapshot of a production system, and how TDMS uses this snapshot for data extraction to create consistent smaller non-production system. More details of this project can be found in TechED 09 Phoenix session ALM 265.

 

Array Network Certification
with Array [COIL Palo Alto, September 2009]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In September 2009, Array Networks, Inc. successfully certified their APV 6.5 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. The correlated SAP interfaces have been ESOA-AW-SEC 1.0 - Network Security 1.0; ESOA-AW-RA 1.0 - Network Reliability and Availability 1.0. Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for Array Network, APV).


SAP Applications Performance Monitoring with VMware AppSpeed
with VMware and F5 [COIL Palo Alto, April 2009]

SLA management and end-to-end performance monitoring are critical in complex compute environments, particularly if the applications are mission critical. In this project, we show how VMware AppSpeed details application and infrastructure latencies for an integrated SAP Portal and ERP environment. With AppSpeed, the application response times are measured and dissected by application components and virtual machines, so that the administrator can quickly identify potential bottlenecks and address the underlying issues.

The findings of the project were presented at SAPs Virtualization Week andVMWorld 2009.


Citrix NetScaler and Branch Repeater Certification Update
with Citrix [COIL Palo Alto, April 2009]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In April 2009, Citrix Systems, Inc. successfully certified their NetScaler 9 and WANScaler 4 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. The correlated SAP interfaces have been ESOA-AW-PO 1.0 - Network Performance Optimization 1.0, ESOA-AW-SEC 1.0 - Network Security 1.0 and ESOA-AW-RA 1.0 - Network Reliability and Availability 1.0. Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for NetScaler, WANScaler).


Apani Network Certification
with Apani [COIL Palo Alto, April 2009]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In April 2009, Apani successfully certified their EpiForce 3 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, Security, Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. The correlated SAP interface has been ESOA-AW-SEC 1.0 - Network Security 1.0. Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for EpiForce).


Zeus Network Certification
with Zeus [COIL Palo Alto, April 2009]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/logos/icc/logo_icc_cert_intwithnw.gif In April 2009, Zeus Technology, Inc . successfully certified their ZXTM 5 solution within the certification category of Application Delivery and WAN Optimization, Enterprise SOA compliant, Network Products, Solution Manager Ready - a certification developed in COIL Palo Alto and executed by SAP's ICC team in COIL. The correlated SAP interfaces have been ESOA-AW-RA 1.0 - Network Reliability and Availability 1.0 . Further information can be found on the Partner Information Center using the search functionality (search for Zeus, ZXTM).


SOA Management Integration
with SOA Software and Sonoa Systems - [COIL Palo Alto, November 2008]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Project2008-2_SOA Management.JPG The COIL Palo Alto team cooperated independently with SAP partners SOA Software and SONOA Systems to evaluate key elements of SOA management.

The focus of the project was two-folded: One hand to design an integration architecture that requires none or minimum change to SAP components and, on the other hand, to validate the performance impact of the SOA management components on the overall SAP landscape.

Read Kevin Liu's blog on the project and have a look at the whitepapers publishing the key findings:


Book on SOA contract design and versioning

[COIL Palo Alto, November 2008]

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil projects/Project2008-3_Book on SOA Contract design and versioning.JPG COIL Palo Alto team member and SOA expert Kevin Liu strongly contributed to the Prentice Hall book "Web service Contract Design and Versioning for SOA" which was officially launched during the first International SOA Symposium in Amsterdam on October 13-14, 2008. Pearson calls this 800+ pages book "the Ultimate Guide for Designing and Governing Web Service Contracts".

Read Kevin's blog on the publication on SAP Community Network and, moreover, have a closer look at the book. Clearly one of the most comprehensive books on the topic and maybe just what is missing in your professional library.

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