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Take advantage of new Service Packs for your SAP HANA installation and upgrades. Enjoy new features and functions such as Dynamic Tiering and Multi-tenant Database Containers features available in newer HANA service pack updates.
As in all SAP installations, customers should have a maintenance strategy to keep their SAP HANA systems up-to-date as per SAP’s recommendation. SAP releases service pack update for HANA twice a year in end-March and end-September. In between, SAP releases Revisions and Maintenance Revisions to fix system bugs on a regular basis.
For a productive HANA system, customers should stay on older SPS and apply maintenance revisions until the next SAP HANA Data Center Service Point (DSP) is reached; pt. 73 and 82. A DSP is a point in time where SAP provides customers with guidance regarding the prerequisites for upgrading to HANA.
When a DSP is reached, customers should start planning for their next major SPS upgrade which will be released in March or September. In the meantime, they should start applying HANA Revisions releases leading to the next SPS upgrade.
With a properly planned HANA maintenance strategy, customers need not endure disruptive upgrades, and get to enjoy incremental benefits throughout the lifespan of their HANA systems. Contact us for an assessment and let us work with you to plan your SAP HANA upgrade strategy.
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Yes, whether you are planning to deploy SAP HANA via a virtualized environment, Multiple Components on One System (MCOS), Multiple Components on One Database (MCOD) or Multitenant database containers, Velocity can help. A 2-4 week Velocity Project Compass engagement with Velocity will provide a detailed business case, measurable objectives, a resource plan, a quote and a project plan for leveraging SAP HANA in our environment or yours.
Yes. Velocity can assist by defining business rules, identifying the data for archiving, performing an impact analysis, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and installing and configuring the purchased Archiving Software solution. An SAP HANA migration can also provide its own compelling benefits for data archiving.
Velocity is SAP Certified in Application Management Services. Application lifecycle support is part of our service, so your SAP deployment is always current. Our services include unlimited patching, management of major and minor upgrades including retrofit of customizations to the applications. Velocity lifecycle support also includes ongoing hardware refreshes and platform upgrades.
To ensure a superior customer experience, Velocity assigns highly-knowledgeable customer support staff to each customer. We invest significantly in training and development to ensure our team offers ready-access to expertise in the SAP applications you entrust to us.
Velocity’s Managed Disaster Recovery Services includes regular testing, giving you proof and confidence that your IT environment is recoverable at the speed of your business.
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