Sapphire Now brought some insight on SAP's multi-cloud plans, but details were hard to come by. Dick Hirsch goes on a post-Sapphire deep dive to explore what multi-cloud means for SAP customers.
The SAP Cloud Platform is quietly going through a multi-cloud evolution. Perhaps not so quietly, now that Dick Hirsch has put his research chops to the test. In this special Sapphire Now tech preview, Hirsch shares what he's uncovered, and why the SCP multi-cloud approach - properly realized - could give SAP an edge.
Drawing on meetings and online inquiries, Dick Hirsch dons the investigator hat again to pursue SAP's data as a service moves in Digital Customer Insight and beyond. In the process, he makes a discovery: a new internal startup called SAP Business Data Network that reveals some of SAP's data as a service intentions, and how they compare with other companies such as Uber.
In part two of Dick Hirsch's series on enterprise microservices, Hirsch takes the reader on an illustrated dive into the SAP Hybris YaaS microservices approach. Crunching data from SAP Hybris, Hirsch analyzes SAP's microservices release schedules and patterns. He also reflects on how microservices might impact S/4HANA, and the SAP Cloud Platform.
At the SAP Hybris event in Munich, SAP announced the SAP Hybris Revenue Cloud offering - the latest in a series of commercial microservices offerings. In this analysis, Dick Hirsch explains why microservices are becoming a factor for enterprise software vendors. He also breaks out several types of microservices, and the relevance of each.
Dick Hirsch unravels the hairball of relationships that SAP enjoys within the context of Cloud Foundry and discovers that SAP developers can benefit - provided SAP contributes.
Dick Hirsch picks apart the future vehicle networks that both SAP and Salesforce are proposing
SAP shifts towards business process as a service with its latest HCP release. It reflects a movement vertically in the cloud stack towards features usually associated with SaaS applications.
I haven’t written about SAP’s next generation Business Suite - S/4 HANA - since the Sapphire event, so wanted to catch up on what has been happening regarding this new offering. I’ve picked out a few related topics for deeper analysis.
Dick Hirsch whiteboards SAP S/4 HANA so that CTOs don't have to.
Dick Hirsch unpicks the SAP S4/HANA pricing model, offering advice on how to think about this in transitions to SAP cloud offerings.
Dick Hirsch trawls the SAP related career site, looking for clues about the company's cloud development strategy.
Dick Hirsch adds some technical flavor to the ongoing discussion around SAP S/4HANA. He too has open questions.