Large Australian Energy Company Modernizes SAP Applications & Moves to Azure Public Cloud

This blog is a technical overview of a project recently completed by a large Australian Energy Company (the Company) over the past 12 months to transform the Company’s SAP Solution from an End of Life HPUX/Oracle platform to a modern SQL Server 2016 solution running on the Azure Public Cloud. This blog focuses on the… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Distributed Availability Groups for SAP

As mentioned in an earlier blog, we wanted to introduce Distributed Availability Groups in a separate article. This is one of the articles. Just to refresh what Distributed Availability Groups are, here a pointer to the documentation: However, please realize that some important commands/steps did not make it into the documentation as of 06/04/2016… Read more

SAP on SQL: General Update for Customers & Partners June 2016

Introduction 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. 1…. Read more

Protecting SAP Systems Running on VMware with Azure Site Recovery

Introduction Azure Site Recovery delivers a powerful toolset to customers seeking to deploy or improve their Disaster Recovery solutions. The key differentiators between Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and competing technologies: Azure Site Recovery substantially lowers the cost of DR solutions. Virtual Machines are not charged for unless there is an actual DR event (such as… Read more

SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn for SAP

We know we are a bit late. But honestly we were very busy, also with exploring the great SQL Server 2016 features. That is why we did not write anything about SQL Server 2016 despite the fact that we are in the last phase of development and SQL Server 2016 launch to which we contributed as a… Read more

Whitepaper SAP on SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014

It has been a long while since we published the last whitepaper about SAP workload on SQL Server. It also has been a long while that we were working on a successor paper. Too long because we needed to revise the document several times in order to include new product releases and new functionalities. Since… Read more

Always On – Synchronize SAP login, jobs and objects

SQL Server AlwaysOn is one of the High Availability solutions available for an SAP system. It consists of two or more computers each hosting a SQL Server with a copy of the SAP database. A listener points to the actual primary copy and is used from the SAP system as the only connection point. For… 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

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 : 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