In Hour 4, we covered the key components of SAP infrastructure: hardware, operating systems, and databases. And we looked at what it means to choose and partner with the vendors that will ultimately work together to create your infrastructure platform for SAP. A new SAP implementation requires a solid, well-thought-out foundation. Leverage the information presented here when researching the best alternatives for your company, keeping in mind the following:
- Does my current hardware provider have solutions for SAP?
- Does my current hardware provider have a relationship with SAP?
- What are the current in-house skill sets at my company that may be called upon to support the SAP solution?
Ask the same types of questions in relationship to your operating system and database providers, and then perform an apples-to-apples cost and capabilities analysis to really vet out the right fit for your company and its SAP environment.