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SAP tweaks on-demand plan; HP launches cloud server: News in brief

Barb Darrow
IT channel news in brief for June 11, 2009

Wookey talks next-gen SAP on demand

Large enterprises will be able to get on-demand line-of-business applications that tie into SAP Business Suite deployments, an SAP exec said yesterday.

There are two big changes to SAP's latest on-demand strategy,

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according to SearchSAP.com. First, the applications are geared for Business Suite customers who will use them to add functionality to their existing SAP ERP or SCM systems. The on-demand applications will run with all versions of Business Suite back to R/3 4.6c.

Second, SAP will host the applications using a multi-tenant architecture, moving away from the isolated tenant model it is still trying to make work for Business ByDesign, its on-demand ERP suite. This model will enable SAP to sell the new on-demand software at a reasonable price to customers, while still making a profit, said John Wookey, the executive vice president who leads SAP's on-demand push.

New HP server aims for the clouds

Hewlett-Packard's new Proliant SL server will take on scale-out applications that will prevail in cloud computing and Web 2.0 deployments.

The new systems, announced Wednesday, are part of HP's ExSO portfolio and are basically stripped down rack servers -- server nodes sit in a lightweight rail and trays take up less space and can be changed quickly, according to SearchDataCenter.com.

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