Driving Down Landscape Costs in a
Do More with the NetApp Application Lifecycle Management Suite
Manager and Principal
To meet tighter IT budget demands, today’s leading enterprises must manage their SAP applications
with leaner, more resourceful strategies than ever before.
In addition, they must take a more holistic approach to
developing and managing their applications to garner
the greatest return on their IT investments. To this end,
SAP offers application lifecycle management (ALM)
processes, tools, best practices, and services to help
companies more effectively manage their SAP applications throughout their entire life cycle.;
To gain even greater application lifecycle efficiencies
and cost reductions, SAP customers can also take advantage of the NetApp application lifecycle management
suite for SAP solutions. The solutions in this suite accelerate the processes of supporting, protecting, and upgrading SAP applications. Additionally, after integrating
NetApp solutions into the SAP application life cycle, IT
managers can leverage the enhanced development,
maintenance, backup, recovery, and upgrade processes to
optimize the application life cycle moving forward.
Driving Efficient, Cost-Effective
SAP Application Life Cycles
Organizations today achieve competitive advantages with
new, strategic business processes that improve operational
efficiencies and customer satisfaction. SAP landscapes that
enable such innovations are continuously evolving and
rely on the phases of the SAP application life cycle — application requirements gathering, design, building and testing, deployment, operations, and optimization — to
support more and more business-critical applications. As
SAP environments grow, however, the task of managing
these SAP landscapes can become increasingly complex.
Nonetheless, given the volatile economic environment,
project managers are under increased pressure to acceler-
ate application lifecycle projects, such as implementing
new SAP business processes and functionality, managing
SAP upgrades, and installing SAP enhancement and sup-
port packages. They’re under equal pressure to ensure
business continuity as they make these changes.
are under increased
pressure to accelerate
projects. But they
are under equal
pressure to ensure
; See “Application Lifecycle Management for Everyone” by
Karl Kessler in the April-June 20;0 issue of SAPinsider
Overcome ALM Challenges: NetApp
Application Lifecycle Management Suite
The NetApp application lifecycle management suite brings
together technologies that meet ALM challenges head on.
The flexible, efficient NetApp architecture and its robust
capabilities simplify the processes of supporting, protecting, and upgrading SAP applications. NetApp solutions
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