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âThe Request to Fulfill (R2F) Value Stream and SAP is meant to handle the IT automation work done on a daily basis on all IT business services, applications, and infrastructure environments.
Management of this business-critical yet increasingly complex SAP environment, integrated with other non-SAP applications and infrastructure, plus the challenge to manage modern hybrid Cloud, must be handled end-to-end.
âAutomated installation and scale up of SAP applications themselves is only one part of the solutionâfor example, ERP, NetWeaver, Application Server, the Enterprise portal, CRM, SCM, and so on. Non-SAP applications and infrastructure that are part of a given business process must also be deployed in parallel to SAP deployments and often integrated with SAP systems into a landscape.
HPE Software technology (for example CSA/OO/SA ) often in combination with HPE Converged Infrastructure and now HPE Helion OpenStack will address customer needs in this area.
In complex customer landscapes, business services supporting critical business processes spawn various application landscapes that include but are not limited to SAPâfor example, Microsoft and self-made applications; or industry-specific applications for manufacturing, insurance, banking, telecom, and others.
It is mandatory for IT to have the appropriate organizational setup to align SAP teams with non-SAP and Enterprise-oriented teams.
The overall organizational setup for a customer to manage such heterogeneous landscapes is importantâwhere often specific applications or layers are partly outsourced, or where services are consumed via Cloud Service Provider offerings.
In large IT organizations, SAP teams are organized as a SAP Center of Excellence, with a specific focus on SAP and appropriate SAP support integrations via their Solution Manager. Often these teams, at least in large organizations, use Max Attention support contracts to interact with SAP Active Global Support and to optimize their SAP specific setups, processes, and organization. These structures need to be embedded and interlinked with the Enterprise Management groups supported by HPE R2F for SAP.
There has to be a clear separation of what the team for SAP does and how the rest of the system landscape automation and coordination is accomplished. Avoiding duplication of tasks and increased automation is an important business case. The efficiency benefits of doing this properly assures that team overlap is reduced, correct experts are involved, and system interruptions are limited. It also assures that the customer's SAP organization, with SAP Active Global Support, gets involved with only their SAP-specific issues and that there is cross-organizational team alignment.
In such a landscape, SAP applications coexist with other integrated applications such as mail systems, SAP's Archiving Solution, Printing, Production, Procurement, Disaster Recovery Solutions, Backup Solutions, and others. Each box shown in the figure can host several applications from SAP and others.
In addition, all of these applications sit on top of a complex set of hardware, virtualization technology, and software infrastructure, including the network (routers, switches, firewalls), servers (hardware and operating system), and other software infrastructure (DNS, LDAP, and so on).
SAP customers are starting to leverage hybrid cloud (private, hosted, public) services to optimize future-based SAP landscape setups and SAP Hana in the Enterprise Cloud Adoption. So the requirements are increasing to automatically set up, scale up, and change landscapes.
SAP has different tools and content packages, such as SAPINST, Software Provisioning Manager (SPM), Cloud Appliance Libraries and installation, Landscape Virtualization Manager, and CHARM for change management to deploy and change SAP landscapes.
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Documentation and Additional Materials
|Document Name||Audience||Short Description|
|R2F Concept and Configuration Guide||Customer||R2F Concept and Configuration Guide|
|HPE IaaS config. for SAP Business Suite Apps with HANA||Customer||HPE IaaS recommended configuration for SAP Business Suite Applications with SAP HANA|
|HPE SW RA & RI Documentation Library||Customer||Information on the IT Reference Architecture and its HPE Reference Implementations|
|Request to Fulfill Value Stream with SAP Best Practices||Customer||Request to Fulfill Value Stream with SAP Best Practices 1.3 (zip file). Refer to Interactive Guide 2.0 for new implementations.|
|Download R2F with SAP 2.0 Content from HPLN||Customer||Download R2F with SAP 2.0 Content from HPLN|
|R2F with SAP Interactive Guide 2.0 on SSO||Customer||R2F with SAP Interactive Guide 2.0 on SSO|
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