Gartner Research

Rationalize SAP ERP Workloads Onto x86 to Reduce Infrastructure Complexity

Published: 07 April 2015

ID: G00248094

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Andrew Butler

Summary

If I&O leaders don't strive for tiering of applications, they may be running inefficient operations. This document provides a model that will tell you where and how you should deploy SAP ERP workloads to generate the best returns for infrastructure investments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Grasp Gartner "Tiering" to Understand Your Best SAP Support Options
  • Use Tiering to Assess Platform Direction and Degree of Vendor Support
  • For Virtualization, Earmark Tier 0 and 1 as a Strategic Port, and Support Your Mission-Critical Business
  • Evolve Your Platform, and Steer Away From Legacy or Niche Applications
  • Continue to Migrate Critical ERP Workloads Onto x86 Platforms

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