The Case for Virtualizing SAP

Dick Csaplar – Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group
Much has been written about the benefits of virtualization. However, do these benefits apply to very large, mission critical applications such as SAP?

In November 2011, Aberdeen surveyed 100 enterprises that are using SAP to find out if they have virtualized their SAP deployment, how they did it and what benefits they received. Join us as Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for Aberdeen, shares the results of this survey and provides insights as to how enterprises are successfully virtualizing their SAP landscapes.
Jul 11 2012
38 mins
The Case for Virtualizing SAP
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