More and more customers move to the cloud and use Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. But they continue to operate business applications deployed on-premise or at hyperscalers as well. Their IT solutions are hybrid.
Application Lifecycle Management is an important topic for hybrid solutions. Both worlds (cloud and on-premise) have to be brought together. We have received many questions already on how to do this best.
To scale the knowledge transfer, SAP decided to collect best practices into a series of whitepapers to be published here.
This paper analyzes the different operations platforms in the ALM portfolio of SAP. It describes the functional scope with a special focus on managing hybrid landscapes. You will get support for selecting the best-fitting operations platform for your SAP landscape. This gets more and more important for customers on their way becoming Intelligent Enterprises, where multiple cloud solutions and on-premise systems collaborate.
This document focuses on the process of agile implementation and maintenance of SAP solutions. The main goal is to standardize the implementation approach and provide a framework for customers to support their complete landscape covering on-premise solutions and cloud solutions, in order to reduce the total cost of implementations, accelerate them and make them more predictable as well as ensure an overall stable operations and maintenance after the first go-live. As mentioned in the introduction, the paper focuses on hybrid implementation covering a combination of on-premise and cloud solution, depending on the customer situation and implementation scope.
The continuous evolution and adoption of the Intelligent Enterprise Suite and cloud services together with new service paradigms, leveraging business data and usage analysis instead of technical infrastructure evaluations, brings the necessity to adapt our Service Delivery Infrastructure to support the delivery of high value added services, supporting all deployment types of the solutions in an end-to-end hybrid landscape. This paper describes how you can best leverage the improved infrastructure to gain most value of the provided services.