Does cloud storage fit into smart SAP archiving strategies?

The SAP world is all abuzz about cloud computing these days, and for good reason. During last fall's TechEd conference, SAP announced a number of tools to help companies run SAP solutions on private cloud architectures. But amid all the buzz, there hasn't been much talk on one aspect of cloud computing highly relevant for any user of SAP solutions: incorporating cloud storage into SAP data archiving strategies. Except by Dolphin. The ArchiveLink Enabler for Cloud Storage lets SAP users use Storage as a Service as an ArchiveLink repository. It’s an option that makes sense for any organization, whether or not you are running SAP solutions in the cloud. What's more, the it's software, so additional hardware to add to your infrastructure. Dolphin’s CEO Werner Hopf notes that the chief advantage is that cloud storage lets SAP users “align the cost of storage with the value of their data. It frees customers to invest in high performance access for current, frequently used data, while shifting seldom used data and documents to a lower cost and practically infinitely elastic cloud storage services.” What do you think? Does cloud storage make sense in smart SAP archiving strategies?

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Does cloud storage fit into smart SAP archiving strategies?

The SAP world is all abuzz about cloud computing these days, and for good reason. During last fall’s TechEd conference, SAP announced a number of tools to help companies run SAP solutions on private cloud architectures. But amid all the buzz, there hasn’t been much talk on one aspect of cloud computing highly relevant for any user of SAP solutions: incorporating cloud storage into SAP data archiving strategies. Except by Dolphin.

The ArchiveLink Enabler for Cloud Storage lets SAP users use Storage as a Service as an ArchiveLink repository. It’s an option that makes sense for any organization, whether or not you are running SAP solutions in the cloud. What’s more, the it’s software, so additional hardware to add to your infrastructure.

Dolphin’s CEO Werner Hopf notes that the chief advantage is that cloud storage lets SAP users “align the cost of storage with the value of their data. It frees customers to invest in high performance access for current, frequently used data, while shifting seldom used data and documents to a lower cost and practically infinitely elastic cloud storage services.”

What do you think? Does cloud storage make sense in smart SAP archiving strategies?