Therefore, we know all the pros and cons of maintaining, updating, consolidating and all the other “-ings” of hardware foundation, through day-to-day Basis work up to architecture planning. What appears simple in the end can be quite complicated along the way. Even the best solutions, if implemented inappropriately or inefficiently maintained (even after successful implementation), can give you sleepless nights. The good news is that there are many ways to ensure you have a good night’s sleep: size your hardware properly; follow proven patterns; adopt new solutions while keeping in mind proven patterns and best practices; use prototyping; and… well, this list could fill the page.
As SAP Basis consultants with over ten years of experience, we have made a number of prototypes while working on various projects. If well planned and prepared, they definitely save time – and time is money. However, there is one condition: the prototyping must be clever.
Let us look together at some example solutions that can bring us closer to landscape simplicity. One remark: never put the equal sign between homogeneous and simple; as we know, they do not always mean the same thing.