Consolidation, in general terms, is the combining of various units into more efficient and stable larger units.
When applied to an IT department, consolidation specifically translates into improved cost efficiency from higher utilization of resources, standardization and improved manageability of the IT environment, and (more recently) a focus on a “green” IT environment through reduced energy consumption.
The topic of SAP HANA and multi-tenancy has generated plenty of hand-wringing and fierce debate.
If it was just vendors taking pot shots for bloggers to sift through, we could leave it alone.
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When consolidating database applications, consider the following three potential strategies: using a single physical machine to host multiple virtual machines (VMs) running Microsoft® SQL Server® data management software, using a single machine to host multiple SQL Server instances, and using a single instance of SQL Server to host multiple databases.SAP S/4HANA Central Finance solution provides a least disruptive approach to these enterprises for S/4HANA adoption while also generating some quick wins!and non-SAP instances are untouched, and the financial postings (financial accounting and controlling documents) in the existing instances are replicated in real time through tools like SLT-R (System Landscape Transformation Replication Server) or BODS (Business Objects Data Services) to a separate S/4HANA instance S/4HANA Central Finance solution can also be considered as a separate product from licensing perspective since there is a separate license required to be purchased from SAP for this whole solution including the SLT-R tool in addition to a S/4HANA Finance add-on or S/4HANA Enterprise Management license.But the end result matters to customers also (for the skeptics – more on that shortly). Given that the HANA Cloud Platform already supports multi-tenant applications, what is the news here? During an on-site blogger meeting with Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, SVP of Products and Innovation Marketing and Irfan Khan (with spanking new job title and role, CTO for SAP Global Customer Operations), we dug in.In one of the surprising developments of SAP Tech Ed && d-code Las Vegas, SAP clarified the role of HANA and multi-tenancy with a combination of news and subsequent clarifications that were far more coherent – and realistic – than what we have heard in the past. In our follow-on video with Khan and Den Howlett, Khan provided a nutshell view of HANA’s multi-tenancy support and why it matters: Video takeaways: With the advent of HANA as a platform, the intent is to be able to congregate – or at least aggregate – a lot of these different workload environments, like BW, maybe ERP, running it within a single environment.