In their report on the five coolest software vendors in the SAP ecosystem for 2010, Gartner analysts feature fluidOps as one of the few to provide innovative tools to drive down running costs and extract more value from SAP.
Gartner characterizes SAP Business Suite environments as challenging when it comes to upgrades, support packages, managing customization and simple ongoing support, indicating that although SAP offers its customers a set of tools meant to drive down the application life cycle support costs, new solutions are now becoming available to push forward virtualization and cloud computing to reduce TCO.
The eCloudManager™ responds to these challenges and delivers end-to-end integration across the IT stack – from storage to hypervisor to application, to be able to easily provision and administer complete SAP virtual landscapes and deliver them to end-users through self-service portals as Landscapes as a Service (LaaS)™. Gartner recognizes this as a unique offering:
“The company is exploiting a niche in the marketplace where there is currently no other direct competition.”
How Does It Work?
The features offered by enterprise storage providers are intelligently utilized by the fluidOps eCloudManager™ to allow for the rapid provisioning of full SAP Virtual Landscapes via a wizard-driven interface. This enables customers to deal with the challenge of copying data across SAP instances, without wasting valuable storage resources. Since no post-provisioning configuration is necessary, the cloned landscapes are available for easy and immediate consumption.
For Whom Is It Interesting?
According to Gartner, the eCloudManager™ is a solution worth taking into account by all SAP infrastructure outsourcers, internal SAP basis operations administrators, or architects or data center managers looking for a tool to rapidly provision SAP environments. eCloudManager™ is already in productive use at the SAP Virtual Private Data Center Value Prototyping in Walldorf Germany, and Palo Alto, USA, achieving unprecedented cost and time savings in running SAP applications.