DSSD: Don’t try to attach a horse hitch to a Tesla

@sakacc shared a glance at what DSSD is doing during the last EMC World: DSSD Tech Preview (EMC World Day 3). This post is named based on the post’s lines”.. and if you REALLY need it to dress up as a storage target (a LUN/filesystem) that’s possible too… but frankly that’s like attaching a horse hitch to a Tesla.” DSSD is optimized to get the best performance through a direct … Continue reading DSSD: Don’t try to attach a horse hitch to a Tesla

SAP Simple Finance: Real-time Financial Management enabled by HANA

Awesome! HANA enables to change the dimensions ad-hoc, by enabling the analytics directly from line-item details and selecting which dimension to do summarization on… Another exciting announcement from last SAPPHIRE NOW was the release of SAP Simple Finance. Hasso Plattner’s keynote included an extensive explanation of how HANA plays a role in applications simplification and SAP’s vision for the future of apps, within the framework … Continue reading SAP Simple Finance: Real-time Financial Management enabled by HANA

You should choose PaaS: Do not spend a million to save a penny

Last Friday I had a meeting with one of  teams, Freddy, who is taking care of  cloud services as our product manager, told me he had to deal with a customer asking for IaaS services on our cloud enterprise for a couple of SAP systems, because he, the customer, had thought the SAP PaaS is too expensive for him. Freddy made the arrangement to ensure this customer … Continue reading You should choose PaaS: Do not spend a million to save a penny

If you think HANA is just in-memory database then don’t bother to buy it

SAP is doing a nice job spreading the phrase “big data analytics” through the market with HANA. However, the “concept” HANA is more than an in-memory database. HANA could help you to speed database processing to create cubes with tens of dimensions and thousands of millions of records from hours to seconds, and take the results and process them again and again and again… Just try to do that … Continue reading If you think HANA is just in-memory database then don’t bother to buy it

SAP Cloud: PaaS versus On-Premise total cost ownership

I have been invited next week to speak in Central America (Panama & Guatemala). The event is dedicated to present our SAP offering named SAX that stands for “SAP Advance Xperience”. We have been sometime ago walking and talking to customers about the offering and our advantages and a repetitive pattern comes up: customers inevitably compare on-premise solutions with our off-premise model. This note is focus on giving some guidelines to bring a fairer comparison between our SAP cloud … Continue reading SAP Cloud: PaaS versus On-Premise total cost ownership

Is LATAM already prepared to face Hybrid Cloud Solutions?

Is there any doubt to take your IT stuff into the cloud? Of course THERE IS, nobody argues it, but it doesn’t mean that you are not thinking of doing it anyway, at least taking some part of your IT Services. What applications/processes are really prepared to do that? Or maybe the right question would be: What applications/processes do you feel sure to move out … Continue reading Is LATAM already prepared to face Hybrid Cloud Solutions?

SAP Cloud (PaaS): SAP hosting evolution to speed your business

This note is aimed at mid-size segment with processes for procurement, customer services, expenses management and so on that needs to be migrated or were migrated to a couple of SAP systems. The most common system is the SAP ECC that needs to work with traditional databases like Oracle, SQL or DB2. There are cases when you need to add other systems such CRM or BW to meet additional … Continue reading SAP Cloud (PaaS): SAP hosting evolution to speed your business

KIO Networks Infographic: A company plenty of innovation in 2013

2013 was a year full of innovative actions at KIO. Now that if see it, we are happy for all achievements! Here you have the list: Being the first IT Provider to offer HANA OnDemand solutions in the Market Implementing the first IXP in Mexico in our Datacenters We’ve released our Datacenter in Container Solution called KIO ATOM (movil data center) The first SAP hosting provider to offer Cloud … Continue reading KIO Networks Infographic: A company plenty of innovation in 2013

What is your favorite Cloud flavor?

Today’s Cloud Providers cannot play with only one product to attend to the market demand. Just a couple of years ago we used to have “the” cloud service to attend to all our requirements. At that time we have realized that costs, business objectives and legal/regulatory issues could change the way that customers consume it. To mention some examples here are: sensitive business data does … Continue reading What is your favorite Cloud flavor?

SAP HANA On-Demand: A more affordable and faster way to start using real-time analytics

There is a lot of material explaining how important SAP HANA is for your company: It’s important to increase your revenue growth, reduce churn, lower stock costs dramatically, or detect fraud activities on time, and so on. However, this note is not intended to sell more benefits to justify the use of HANA (I think is clear, anyway we are opened to bring more information … Continue reading SAP HANA On-Demand: A more affordable and faster way to start using real-time analytics