By virtualizing the IT environment, you receive such benefits as its consolidation, scalability, and high availability. However, to get these features, you need to pay special attention to the most important elements of the infrastructure. First of all, you should avoid single points of failure in every aspect. With the increase in the density of virtual machines on the server, any damage (of a single component, an entire server or another device) exposes us to the domino effect and unavailability of many systems.
The chain of dependencies is very long and the costs of fulfillment of all the requirements are prohibitive. These expenses are a barrier, particularly for small and medium-sized companies, however that does not mean that they have to give up striving for a highly efficient and cost-effective infrastructure. The virtualization of the SAP environment is one of the ways to optimize the IT infrastructure maintenance costs in the company.
Hardware migration as a good opportunity for virtualization
The scale of the SAP environment is usually a reflection of the size and complexity of the company. However, regardless of the size, users’ expectations are similar: all of them would like the ...