Foodstuffs North Island Retire Legacy Technology and Lower Costs by Moving Decommissioned SAP Systems to Azure on Demand

SAP Retail Customer Saves Money by moving legacy Info Assets to Azure Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) is a $6 Billion Dollar Supermarket and Retail chain in New Zealand with 400 stores distributed across the North Island New Zealand.  A decommissioned SAP implementation ran ECC 6.0 and BW 7.0 on IBM AIX and DB2 running on… Read more

How to Size SAP Systems Running on Azure VMs

Rahat Ahmad from our Partner Architect Team has contributed this blog.    In one of the partner workshop last month, we had an interesting conversation around SAP Sizing principals and options on Microsoft Azure.   As one of the prerequisites for SAP certification to run SAP Applications on Azure, Microsoft benchmarked some of the Virtual… Read more

Clustering SAP ASCS Instance using Windows Server Failover Cluster on Microsoft Azure with SIOS DataKeeper and Azure Internal Load Balancer

We released new white paper on clustering SAP ASCS instance using Windows Server Failover Cluster on Microsoft Azure public cloud.   It describes how to install and configure a high-availability (HA) SAP central services instance ASCS in a Windows Failover Cluster (WSFC) using the platform Microsoft Azure. The SAP central services instance for ABAP (SAP ASCS… Read more

Azure Premium Storage is available for SAP workloads

Version 2.0 – Correction on statements how existing VHDs get mapped into P10, P20 and P30 Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure Premium Storage for Azure subscriptions. Azure Premium Storage is offered side-by-side with Azure Standard Storage. Goal of Azure Premium Storage is to provide low latency storage with higher throughput per VHD compared… Read more

SAP on SQL General Update for Customers & Partners April 2015

  SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the SAP on SQL Server platform. The key objective of the SAP on Windows SQL port is to deliver the best performance and availability at the lowest TCO. This blog includes updates, fixes, enhancements and best practice recommendations collated over recent months.  … Read more

Protecting SAP Solutions with Azure Site Recovery

We have released a new whitepaper detailing how to build a DR solution for SAP systems based on Azure Site Recovery Services.  Building a Disaster Recovery Solution for SAP Based on Microsoft Azure is a step-by-step procedure that allows customers with a basic level of knowledge on Azure Site Recovery to implement an end-to-end DR… Read more

Setup of WSFC with Azure Virtual Machines and SIOS Datakeeper using Azure Powershell

  Introduction This blog post is a complement to the Azure blog article published recently about the same topic : http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/11/high-availability-for-a-file-share-using-wsfc-ilb-and-3rd-party-software-sios-datakeeper/ The setup can also be used to provide HA for the SAP (A)SCS instance. The corresponding paper is in progress and will be published in the near future.   To do all the basic… Read more

More Azure VMs supported by SAP now

Version 2.0: Corrected wrong data in first table As of October 27th, SAP and Microsoft have extended the support for further Azure Virtual Machine (VM) types for SAP NetWeaver based products. In May 2014, when Azure was first certified and supported as a platform for SAP NetWeaver based products, only the A5 VM type of… Read more

Azure Extended monitoring for SAP

As mentioned in the former blog, we are collecting some feedback from customers and different other sources about deployments of SAP instances on Azure. Another tendency is emerging. It is very important to deploy the Azure Monitoring Extension for SAP. This extension was developed to enable SAP to collect important performance counters and display those… Read more

SAP GUI connection closed when connecting to SAP system in Azure

Following the successful release of SAP on Azure we have received feedback from customers and our support organizations about an issue that occurs only on one particular deployment pattern. In all the cases the deployment of the SAP NetWeaver based application was in a so called Azure-Only (please read the documentation here if the term… Read more