SOA110 Infrastructure for SAP Applications - Results from SAP's Co-Innovation Lab
Server, storage, local and wide area networks between data centers and end-users – security, application delivery, WAN acceleration, SOA management appliances – deployment test tools, operations monitoring tools, and much more is needed in the technical infrastructure for modern global IT landscapes around SAP applications. A large portion if not even the largest portion of TCO for applications roots in this infrastructure. Naturally a lot of TCO reduction can be gained from optimizing infrastructure and applications together. Therefore, one portfolio topic of SAP's Co-innovation Lab, founded mid 2007, is to collaborate with a large variety of infrastructure vendors on co-innovation and best practices development for our joint customers. An overview of successful infrastructure lab projects so far and an outlook will be given.