Consolidating multiple sap instances
Writers: Sung Hsueh, Antony Zhong, Madhan Arumugam Technical Reviewers: Claude Lorenson, Clifford Dibble, Lindsey Allen, Sambit Samal, Sethu Kalavakur, Prem Mehra, Sameer Tejani, Il-Sung Lee, Jack Richins, Brian Dewey, Mathew John, Jamie Reding, Jonathan Morrison, Omri Bahat, S Muralidhar, Haydn Richardson Editor: Beth Inghram Summary: The goal of this white paper is to provide a framework for choosing among virtualization, multi-database, and multi-instance consolidation strategies for SQL Server Database Engine OLTP applications by highlighting some of the key decision points based on technical analysis.Some foundational topics and terminology will be included to provide the basis for the discussion, because some terms or strategies might be worded differently in other papers.In fact, more than a third (39%) stated they were running in excess of six instances.
As the research shows, such an environment can be very costly to support,” said Steve Cardell, President of Enterprise Application Services at HCL.
We have participated in over 100 SAP upgrades over the past five years.
Our consultants can recommend best practices and red-flag common problem areas.
As a result, there are not only many instances of SAP software in a single organization, but a lot of organizations are still running older versions of SAP software.
The HCL EAS research found that the latest version of SAP, ECC 6, is being used by just 37 percent of organizations, while 54 percent are using ECC 5 and 44 percent are using SAP 4.7.