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Are Enterprise Monitoring Teams Fighting a Losing Battle to Monitor SAP?

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Nov 8, 2017 4:10:19 PM

Introduction

Traditionally, most Enterprise Monitoring Teams (EMT) took the top down approach of consolidating company wide monitoring in as few central platforms as possible.  The EMT sometimes often referred to as the NOC (Network Operations Center) focused primarily in the availability monitoring of network and infrastructures.  Application teams were mostly expected to monitor their own applications, being the subject matter expert (SME), and only relied on the EMT for infrastructure monitoring.  However with the rise of Apps (everything from back-office to customer facing eCommerce) coupled with multi-tier and multi-vendor environments extending to virtualization and cloud frameworks, the lines have blurred between Apps and Infrastructure.  SAP customers are in the thick of this change.  EMTs need to evolve to meet the new demands of enterprise apps in the "Age of agile" as referred to in a 2017 BigPanda annual State of Monitoring report.  While SAP teams are focused on delivering IT business values to internal and external customers, they continue to look for opportunities to offload application monitoring to EMTs.  EMTs risk losing the battle to monitor their critical IT operations when they don't equip themselves with the ability to monitor SAP effectively today and for the future.

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Will HANA Dominate in SAP Performance over Oracle?

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Sep 6, 2017 11:56:46 PM


attles have been fought over SAP Performance for years and with HANA as the relatively new kid on the old SAP block, there's bound to be comparisons, as well as jibs and jabs between leading contenders.  We're here to provide the stats to help judge this battle and today's fight is between two of the leading contenders, SAP HANA and Oracle.  We didn't set up this fight, it was already staged by one of our customers (anonymized for privacy reason) who chose us to monitor the battle.  Disclaimer: this fight may not be absolutely fair but we deem the battleground and conditions are reasonable, though not scientifically equal, just like when Boxing champion Mayweather boxed against Mixed Martial Artist McGregor.  We'll present the stats so you make your own judgment, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, there's no point describing the fight - just show it!

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Alexa! Get me an AWS Marketplace SaaS SAP Monitoring App

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Aug 31, 2017 8:51:37 AM


What Amazon Wants, Amazon Gets!

Amazon wanted some groceries, Alexa got Whole Foods.  Officially on Monday August 28, 2017 the deal was done, Amazon Echo and Dot devices were being sold in Whole Foods stores.

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S/4HANA Monitoring is LIVE on SAP App Center

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Aug 16, 2017 6:11:19 PM


It's LIVE on SAP App Center Approved for S/4HANA Monitoring!

SAP has approved IT-Conductor SaaS platform for immediate monitoring of S/4HANA (including HANA Monitoring and SAP Monitoring of supported technologies).  It intelligently orchestrates complex IT operations, saving SAP customers up to 90% of time and cost of SAP Monitoring and Application Performance Management.

IT-Conductor simplifies monitoring of SAP products (e.g. ABAP, BOBJ, PO) based on different types of DBMS (e.g. ASE, HANA, Oracle, DB2, MS*SQLServer), and add-on components (e.g. SLT, RFC).

Take the SAP App Center Tour

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Advanced SAP Monitoring Features by IT-Conductor

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Jul 25, 2017 9:24:54 PM


Introduction

IT-Conductor is a SaaS platform which intelligently orchestrates complex IT operations, saving SAP customers up to 90% of time and cost of SAP Monitoring and Application Performance Management.

IT-Conductor simplifies monitoring of SAP products (e.g. ABAP, BOBJ, PO) based on different types of DBMS (e.g. ASE, HANA, Oracle, DB2, MS*SQLServer), and add-on components (e.g. SLT, RFC).

  • Drill-down feature
  • SQL Jobs
  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • CCMS Alert
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Solve the SAP Workload Monitoring Challenge

Posted by Linh Nguyen on May 11, 2016 5:51:01 PM

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Busting the SAP Monitoring Myths and Automating Health Checks

Posted by Linh Nguyen on May 4, 2016 6:54:39 PM

View/Download Past Mastering SAP Monitoring Webinar Content

Given Availabiity != Performance and Performance != Health
While Alerts !=  Health, What is the Health of your SAP Environment?
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10 Ways to Better Application-Centric Service Management

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Aug 31, 2015 10:35:00 AM


INTRODUCTION:

Many IT organizations suffer from the nagging problems of Availability and Performance Management.  For customers with enterprise applications such as SAP, it’s tough to manage the growing demands of such environments due to factors such as fast changing technology, repetitive tasks overload, new project demands, outsourcing/insourcing, and cloud initiatives just to name a few.

The only smart way to manage IT to support sustained growth for the business is to work smarter with Application-Centric Service Management & Automation.  A topic we will explore in more details in this publication.

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SAP Performance Best Practices for Implementation, Upgrade & Migration

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Jun 25, 2015 2:25:00 PM


See our recent SAP Performance Testing as a Service announcement

INTRODUCTION:

Optimizing SAP performance of the newly implemented, upgraded or migrated SAP environment should be one of the top priorities of an application or technology refresh project besides gaining some new functionality or business benefits.  However, our experience shows that most customers either short-cut these efforts or they are done as an after-thought.  Even when it is baked into the plan, often there are controversies about how to best approach performance testing, monitoring and optimization as part of an overall performance assurance methodology.  The results frequently reflect post-golive issues which hinder availability, end-user experience, that cause management and operation teams much headache.

In this post we will cover some essential items and best practices to consider when planning performance assurance around the life cycle management of an SAP environment.  We'll also point out some useful tools you can use to implement these tips, where appropriate.

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