Posted on October 2023 By Speller International
Recently we looked at Rise with SAP and how SAP are heavily marketing this to the Australian market. Read the first blog here.
In this post we look at an important technical change to the service offering. In earlier versions of Rise with SAP, the system was only available through SAP HEC which presented challenges to some customers as it didn’t allow any flexibility to choose other Hyperscalers. This has changed and customers are now able to run a Rise with SAP through a choice of Hyperscalers and via their choice of private cloud, public cloud or Hybrid cloud.
Below we look at some of these options and consider some of the key points of each landscape.
In the private cloud deployment model, SAP and related applications are hosted on dedicated infrastructure. The private cloud option provides more control and customisation capabilities to the customer. Organisations that opt for the private cloud may have specific security and compliance requirements that necessitate this level of control over their IT environment.
Key points of the Private Cloud deployment:
Dedicated infrastructure: The customer will be hosted on a single-tenanted cloud that sits behind their firewall. They will also have their choice of hyperscalers
Release Cycle: in September 2022, SAP announced that as of release 2023, there will be a new release every 2 years and 6 monthly Feature Packs
Maintenance: Customer have control of when to upgrade during the release cycle
In the public cloud deployment model, SAP and related applications are hosted on shared infrastructure provided by SAP or one of their Hyperscale partners. The cloud infrastructure is maintained and managed by SAP, offering scalability, flexibility, and continuous updates. The public cloud model is suitable for organisations that prefer a fully SaaS cloud environment.
Key points of the Public Cloud deployment:
Shared infrastructure: The customer's data and applications are hosted on the same infrastructure shared with other customers. However, data isolation and security measures are in place to ensure data privacy.
Scalability: The public cloud allows organisations to scale their resources up or down based on demand.
Automatic updates: SAP manages updates, patches, and maintenance tasks, ensuring the customer always has access to the latest features and improvements.
The hybrid deployment model, also known as the two-tier model, involves the use of a combination of both Private/on-premises and Public cloud deployment. This is typically used when a company wants to keep certain core processes on any premise while expanding their capabilities with cloud-based solutions. In the context of RISE with SAP, the hybrid model often involves integrating an SAP ERP any-premise system with SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud for specific subsidiaries, business units, or newly acquired companies.
Key points of the Hybrid (Two-Tier) deployment:
Integration: The on-premises/Private cloud system is integrated with Public Cloud to enable seamless data flow and process synchronisation between the two environments. With SAP's unified data model, synchronisation of data across systems is made more seamless.
Flexibility: While the existing SAP ERP system may be on its own transformation journey, you can start to introduce SAP cloud solutions to other smaller entities.
SAP hope this change will make Rise with SAP a more popular product within the Australian market…will this work….watch this space!