(The Hosting News) – WFT Cloud introduced a new offering to help companies migrate their existing implementations of the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) application to run on the SAP HANA® platform in a private cloud managed by WFT Cloud. With SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA, companies can achieve highly accelerated data loading, query runtimes and planning functions and at the same time benefit from reduced layers and simplified data modeling and remodeling.
The service by WFT Cloud includes an upgrade at no additional charge of the customer’s existing implementation of SAP NetWeaver BW to version 7.3, and the design, build and migration of the customer’s existing BW landscape to run on SAP HANA in the cloud. This bundled solution is applicable with a 3-year HyperCare contract and will be available on a virtual private cloud within WFT Cloud or an on-premise private cloud platform. The HyperCare service covers the following areas:
- Starting and stopping the system
- System configuration
- License management
- User provisioning
- Monitoring (performance, memory usage, disk usage, alert situations)
Many companies running SAP NetWeaver BW on an RDBMS are considering migrating to SAP NetWeaver powered by SAP HANA. In doing so, many companies will seek help with implementation as well as the design, build, and migration phases to minimize any possible business disruption. They will also turn to experts to cost-effectively manage, maintain, and support the SAP HANA database.
Because of its extensive experience with technical upgrades and migrations of SAP NetWeaver BW and other SAP® solution landscapes, WFT Cloud is able to offer reliable migrations of SAP NetWeaver BW on an RDBMS to run on SAP HANA, with minimal downtime. WFT can also further streamline these migrations by using automation tools such as SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management software.
The fully managed HyperCare offering leverages WFT’s years of expertise in supporting SAP solutions as well as instances of SAP HANA. HyperCare provides a cost-effective solution running in the cloud on hardware that is optimized for SAP solutions, with a low monthly subscription pricing. The WFT service includes backup and recovery and provides a direct connection to the SAP support infrastructure.
“For customers who already deployed SAP NetWeaver BW and are looking for increased value, the next step is SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA,” said Rajeev Menon, Sr. VP of the SAP practice at WFT Cloud. “It will further enhance customers’ business intelligence and data analytics capabilities.”
Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO of WFT Cloud further commented, “We anticipate that nearly 60% of today’s installations of SAP NetWeaver BW will move to SAP NetWeaver powered by SAP HANA by 2017. SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA is very popular with customers. Aspirations are very high. We aim to make that transition seamless for customers.”
About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.
Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in infrastructure integrations and services for SAP solutions, as well as private/public hybrid cloud solutions. As an SAP-certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back up/recovery integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.
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