SAP Cloud Platforms are formally known as SCP Platforms which was developed by the SAP SE, this application that provides with a stable SAP maintained cloud environments platform for the generation of fresh applications or expansions.
SCP enables SAP S/4HANA Finance to be incorporated into cloud applications such as SAP Ariba,SAP Fieldglass ,SAP Concur or SAP SuccessFactors. It can also incorporate these applications into non-SAP frameworks and data sources, including social media sites and business applications of other vendors.
Main intension of SCP is to enable any company with the advanced analytics, blockchain or machine learning to extend existing on-site or cloud based ERP applications, to build and deploy new enterprise business cloud applications and mobile apps, to integrate and connect enterprises apps regardless of the application location or data source; and to connect enterprise applications;
Initially SAP and Apple Inc. have collaborated with SAP cloud software development kits for mobile apps on iOS Platform .its has been developed and funded in collaboration with SUSE and is based on open source technology
The service combines data and operations model. Lets understands basis of three service models offer in the market place mainly Hardware or software provided as a service and accessible through the Internet
Software as service – “Software as a Service ” (SaaS) is a software delivery model that hosts and allows customers accessible via Internet via a third-party provider.
Platform as service – Platform as a service model (PaaS) is effectively leased to developers who use a cloud provider to build development tools, infrastructure and operating systems to build an application
Infrastructure as service – “Infrastructure as service” (IaaS) is a cloud computing type which provides virtual computing resources on the Internet
Basis of Cloud Platform
its offers comprehensive applications and capabilities that enable any company to develop new cloud applications, expand existing on-the-ground and cloud solutions and integrate business apps into the cloud.
Cloud Platform provides a multi-cloud infrastructure provider with the innovative cloud development and deployment platform of SAP It supports a varied range of environments, including Cloud Foundry and ABAP, as well as Kyma, and a variety of regions, and a large range of programming languages.
Why Cloud benefits in general
- Its Eliminate capital expense of any company
- Hardware at provider which Reduce operating expense
- Central maintenance by provider which allow Automatic updates
- It offer you Flexibility to Meet changing demands as company grow & Systems accessible from everywhere
- In terms Agility, its React faster to changing business needs & most important High availability of system.
What is SAP HANA Cloud Platform?
The platform-as-a-service offering which Build, extend, run, and operate apps in the cloud Multiple runtimes with other application such as Java, SAP HANA extended application services, HTML5
Following provides high level integration as below
SAP Cloud Capabilities and Environment
Cloud Capabilities incorporate with variety of features that combine various technological components, including resources, runtime and tools, the APIs and applications is supported by the environment .Services allow, facilitate or speed up business app and other platform services creation on Cloud Platform. Cloud Environments incorporate /offering as a service to allow business applications to be created and administered.
its gives users a way to explore and explore cloud platform. its offers users share memory on SAP HANA. Below list service offer
- Use HANA Studio and SQL commands to create column views via JDBC.
- Connect easily via Eclipse to the HANA instance in the Cloud platform
- Deploy applications based on Cloud Foundry runtimes and backups
- Connect up to two on-site systems
- Creating free apps in HTML
- Java applications test drive
Architecture advantages of SAP Cloud Platform
The Cloud Platform is the way to broaden the ERP capabilities on-site or on the cloud and to access SAP Leonardo, such as IoT and blockchain technologies , many more . With open APIs and various tools, including an SDK for Apple iOS, it should be open and scalable.Some applications from the SAP HANA App Center are available for extension and integration, customization of existing applications and extension of their mobile base with mobile apps.
SAP developers can build cloud applications that still access the data from the cloud or from other clouds using the Platform
The architecture of the SCP allows businesses to develop, expand and incorporate business applications into the cloud. The platform offers an ecosystem that links ERP and technology applications such as machine learning, AI, blockchain, IoT, and big data. With SAP HANA service, companies are able to use SAP HANA databases from the Cloud Platform applications via Java APIs and other runtime applications.
Extensible & connectable of SAP Cloud Platform.
Once desire a subscription is bought from SAP the customer is getting a Global Account based on it’s Preferred Region of the world . It is equally important to customers who have already used Cloud or the strategy for moving ERP Landscape to cloud, identifying or selecting a zone, and SAP customers are required to select the area of their Global account. This will help minimise latency when the device moved to Cloud in the latter part. Many Cloud providers like AWS, GCP, Azure or Oracle are offering following services.
SAP HANA Cloud Portal
- SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services
- SAP HANA Cloud Integration
- SAP HANA Cloud Platform Internet of Things (IoT) Services
- Integration with other systems(such as SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Business Suite)
Remote monitoring & administration
- Proactive 24×7 system monitoring with automated alerts
- Worldwide support 24×7
- Detailed usage metrics
- Configurable logging tools
- Delivered via a Web-based operations console
Hope this blog helps you understand the benefits of cloud technology and SCP. Check out these tutorial links to learn more about SAP ..Happy Learning ..!!