Delphix is an SAP-endorsed business solution, integrating with SAP® Applications to accelerate the SAP application lifecycle. Delphix can help companies deploying new SAP Landscapes or upgrading existing Landscapes by reducing the time and costs required and increasing the quality of SAP deployments.
Heavy Infrastructure Required for Maintaining Landscapes
Supporting SAP Landscapes is complex and resource-intensive for most organizations. Multiple copies of each production database must be created for mandated development and testing environments. Most organizations create two to eight supporting environments, but large organizations expand to as many as 30 to 40 copies for various projects. With production databases often averaging over one terabyte per SAP deployment, non-production databases supporting these complex deployments can total tens to hundreds of terabytes. These databases can take weeks to provision, and many companies resort to provisioning subset databases to get around the cost and work of providing all the copies required for proper testing. The resulting cost, time, and organizational complexity required to set up these non-production test environments mean lengthy delays and incomplete testing.
Delphix and SAP
Delphix transforms the process of SAP upgrades and deployment by reducing the cost of required hardware and dramatically contracting the time required to provision non-production databases. Delphix enables this transformation by virtualizing the data in non-production databases, allowing significant more agility during SAP application projects. Delphix improves SAP application projects by:
- Allowing Self Service Database Creation: Developers and testers that are working on SAP application projects frequently have to work through multiple counterparts in IT to provision a single database, leading to weeks of waiting time. Delphix eliminates the waiting time as developers and testers can self-provision a full database (not a subset) in minutes, allowing significantly faster testing.
- Allowing Rapid Refresh of SAP Landscapes: SAP Landscapes require synchronization across multiple SAP instances and their underlying database as business transactions frequently store data across multiple databases. Delphix can provision multiple VDBs all at the same point in time, synchronizing data across multiple sources down to the second—dramatically simplifying this key requirement for provisioning and refreshing SAP Landscapes.
- Reducing Hardware Spend: With tens to hundreds of copies of production databases needed for SAP application projects, the hardware cost can be prohibitive for most companies. Delphix eliminates this cost by virtualizing the data in non-production databases. Delphix’s proprietary virtualization technology can reduce storage requirements for SAP application projects by up to 94%, eliminating a major source of delay and frustration for application teams.
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