Understanding Your SAP System Architecture Before Migrating to the Cloud

Before migrating your existing SAP systems to the cloud—an initiative that many businesses are undertaking to remain relevant and redefine their IT landscape—it’s important that SAP customers understand their system architecture. Knowing where the connection points are between different pieces of architecture, where you’re putting them from an infrastructure perspective, and what sort of information the different pieces need to be communicating with will streamline the migration process. An SAPinsider Expert and Principal SAP Technical Specialist at Microsoft Corporation uses his experience working with the corporation’s largest customers to explain the pieces of SAP architecture components in this article.

After reading this article you will be able to:
- Define the three types of automation capabilities that exist in the cloud;
- Explain how these automation capabilities apply to your SAP architecture; and
- Understand critical topics to address during your SAP migration to the cloud, including high availability and disaster recovery scenarios.

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Siddhartha Rabindran Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
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Siddhartha Rabindran MS,MBA,PMP and CSM, works at Microsoft as a Principal SAP Technical Specialist. He has been working with SAP technology for over 13 years and SAP on Public cloud for over 6 years. Currently he is helping Microsoft’s largest customers to migrate their SAP infrastructure to the cloud. Prior to this role he was leading and managing Microsoft internal deployment of SAP on the cloud. He is a seasoned speaker and has presented on SAP on Cloud automation and advanced architecture. He can be reached through twitter on @rvsiddhartha and his email is siddrab@microsoft.com.