SAP NW Landscape Virtualization Management provides SAP customers with classic on-premise installations into cloud and it makes lives a lot easier for SAP Basis admin.

To boost business agility and control cost. They tend to invest business in a hybrid approach that provides software in on-demand infrastructures that are hosted on-premise which is known as “cloud enabling.”


Cut Cost and improve agility by Automating Common System Administration Tasks

By streamlining and automating critical business processes, SAP LVM software provides Information Technology professionals to focus on controlling IT costs.

  • Central management point for your SAP landscape, start/stop, and mass operations.
  • Save time, effort, and money by automating copy, clone and refresh

Single Console to manage SAP Software and infrastructure

SAP LVM gives control and visibility over SAP and non-SAP which runs in physical and virtual infrastructures. By automating and simplifying common administration work.

Copy, refresh and clone more easily

SAP LVM provides the effort and required time to copy, refresh and clone systems by automated workflows.


Existing application is copied in order to create a new system. The software provides a cloned system with change in SID and name as new system to the customers



SAP NW LVM shifts all the critical information about the target system such as the user information, system ID and name and connections before a system copy operation is performed. The exported configuration data is restored .



An exact image of a source is made with same as that of a virtual machine and storage clone of the SAP ERP application. Retaining the SID and name, providing customers.


Automate administrative tasks

SAP NW LVM gives you a framework for automating the tasks required to monitor and manage SAP applications and their supporting infrastructure. The software will automatically add or remove application servers from systems as ensure you meet SLAs.

Centrally view and monitor applications and infrastructure

SAP NW LVM delivers monitoring tools, centralized visualization, dashboards and reporting. Application and Infrastructure data is collected in real time.

SAP LVM license has two editions, one is Standard and other is Enterprise Editions.


Business Benefits:

 Sustainable IT (reduced energy consumption and minimized e-waste) throughOptimized use of computing resources

Reduced cost, effort and time to operate and operate your SAP systems through automation of time consuming basis administration tasks

 Increased operational agility is done by quick response to workload fluctuations and acceleration of application lifecycle management operations

 Greater operational continuity is by visibility, control and centralized management of customer’s entire SAP landscape using a single console


Companies usually waste lot of their resource in effort and time configuring, deploying, monitoring, managing and deploying SAP landscapes and software systems.


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SAP HANA architecture provides OLAP and OLTP data processing within in-memory column based data storage with ACID compliance, by providing advanced capabilities such as spatial processing, predictive text analytics of same architecture which simplifies application development and processing across big data sources.

SAP HANA is comfortable and easy but there are some limitations providing the flexibility of the hardware’s that may be changed during the IT operation process. This has tempted the introduction of additional approach known to be as SAP HANA TDI.

TDI stands for Tailored Data Centre Integration which allows its HANA customers to have control on their infrastructure. Enables the use of enterprise storage and networking

SAP HANA TDI enable the first evolutionary step away from the constraints of a very controlled standalone appliance model. SAP HANA TDI using shared enterprise storage was introduced with SAP Service Pack 7.

When customers use the SAP HANA TDI model, existing storage and network can be used only if certain amount of resource is available and if all components used are SAP certified.


A typical SAP HANA appliance comes with all necessary components provided by certified SAP HANA hardware partners. The SAP HANA TDI model, provides the use of networking and storage components that already exist in your application datacentre rather than requiring you to purchase additional storage and networking resources

This capability can have a broad impact on operating expenses and investment expenditures SAP HANA TDI can optimize and risk operations and resources by using existing datacentre management processes for SAP HANA implementations.


SAP HANA TDI is used in both scale out and scale up scenarios, where in scale out it has been limited to 16 nodes. SAP HANA Tailored Data Centre Integration is used by any SAP HANA users, no matter whether the intended SAP HANA usage is hosting or not.

In SAP HANA systems, the components of the hardware are used for the solely SAP HANA hardware systems running over it. Hereby, requirements for SAP HANA appliances are more than of SAP HANA TDI.

Responsibility and Takeaway

The SAP HANA TDI provide inbuilt data which allows customers to use unlimited number of amounts of analytical, application data and transactional in real-time by having a simple computer’s main memory.

SAP HANA is usually a highly optimized appliance and standardized. SAP TDI distributes all the appliance model and support regarding the component of SAP HANA TDI to the right portion of the support organization.

TDI model is mainly driven and established by the trust in which SAP has in their HANA plat form providing open configurations in a manner of controlling it.

Overall Quality

The Tailored Datacentre Integration model which provides vendors to mix and match their datacentre skills and leveraged vendors, with overall quality of the HANA solution.

SAP HANA TDI is strategically has the sign of opening and maturing to provide the much needed  appliances to the customers focused on solutions based that rely on the adoption of open market.



More customers now adapt to HANA, customers are taking a path towards the TDI route to HANA TDI. This provides more customers to manage themselves from the hold of the black-box approach of HANA appliances.

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Introduction to HANA

HANA refers to High Performance Analytic Appliance. HANA is a database model which is made to work in the memory termed as in-memory database.


  • HANA DB takes low cost of main memory (RAM), data processing abilities of multi-core processors and the fast data access of solid state drives.
  • HANA is 100% ACID complaint

Three distinct Scenarios of SAP HANA on CLOUD platform offers .SAP HANA on CLOUD Platform is Platform as a Service (PaaS) offers

  • SAP HANA App Services
  • SAP HANA DB Services
  • SAP HANA infrastructure services.


SAP HANA App Services (Paas)

This includes all capabilities for Database Service. The cloud application provides a vast set of different services.

SAP HANA on CLOUD technology provides specialized capabilities:

  • SAP HANA Cloud Portal
  • SAP Lumira Cloud
  • Gateway as a Service

SAP HANA DB Services (DBaaS)

This infrastructure and license subscriptions for SAP HANA.

Base Edition: It includes core DB services, developments and libraries

Platform Edition: It includes advanced features such as predictive, text analysis and geo-spatial

These two editions provides native development for eg as SQL Script, XS(Extended Application Services (xs)) and River.

Available Editions in SAP HANA DB Services:

SAP HANA Infrastructure Services (IaaS)

SAP HANA Infrastructure Services provides subscriptions for customers who already has existing license

IaaS Features provide

  • One of the best flexibility deployment options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB
  • Build on a secure, scalable infrastructure.
  • Advance Network Security
  • Built in Compliance, Integrity and confidentiality.

Highlights of HANA

  • Real time decision
  • TCO reduction

Business Benefits

SAP HANA ON CLOUD have full benefits:

Accelerate Time To Value: SAP HANA on cloud gives you quickly build and deploy business and end users applications which deliver’s critical new functionality.

Developer productivity increase: Open programming supports standards and provides a low barrier to entry for Developers. Integrates with SAP or non-SAP solution.

SAP HANA on Cloud Platform provides the following services.

  • Connectivity Services: SAP HANA on Cloud provides a trusted channel to our business systems.
  • Document Service: Document service gives a content repository for unstructured or semi- structured content. Application accesses it using the OASIS standard protocol Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIIS).
  • Identity Service: This Identity service is responsible for identifying management and authentication requires SAP HANA on CLOUD. One more feature provide the enabling of Single –Sign-On (SSO) between applications running with SAP HANA on Cloud Based.


SAP HANA Enterprise cloud: This is Real time and cloud elasticity for ERP customers. SAP HANA Enterprise cloud provides mission critical, global 24/7 operations.

  • This provides 24/7 customer support availability.
  • SAP experts in our operations center.
  • Disaster recovery solutions for mission critical system.
  • Private cloud + Managed service=SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud
  • This gives fast time- to value at reduced cost and risk.

SAP HANA Virtualization (On-Premise &Cloud): Present the only supported SAP virtualization solution is Vmware v Sphere 5.5 and 5.1 on HANA SP05.

This requires only single node configuration and max 64 virtual cores /512 GB RAM (recommended).


Data Synchronization: It exchanges the data within relational and non-relational data source.

Cockpit: The new functionalities provide on SAP HANA ON CLOUD with a new role: Support and User. This role mainly designed for technical support engineers.

Eclipse Tools: This tool has following 2 enhancements.

  • The auto complete feature: This feature enabled for the Account Name, User Name and Database user.
  • The Server view: In Eclipse Tool, Servers view provides direct links to the application dashboard in the cockpit and the application URLs.

SAP UI5: This is an enhancement distribution 1.22.9 for java and HTML 5 application.

Runtime for Java: The SAP HANA Cloud Runtime for java.

Components of SAP HANA ON CLOUD:

JAVA VIRTUAL MACHINE: SAP HANA on CLOUD infrastructure major runs on SAP own implementation of a Java Virtual Machine –SAP.

Application Runtime Container: Major applications developed on SAP HANA CLOUD run on a modular and lightweight runtime container which allows them to use standard JAVA EE API’s.

Computing Unit: A computing unit is a virtualized hardware on which SAP HANA Cloud application runs. SAP HANA Cloud Offers four standard sizes of computing units.

For Developer accounts they provide only Lite Edition

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WFT Cloud Surpasses a Key Milestone of over 300 Customers using its SAP Cloud Hosting Platform

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wharfedale Technologies announced today that it surpassed a key milestone of supporting over 300 customers on its WFT Cloud platform. This includes enterprise to small organizations and SAP development partners. Since 2010, WFT Cloud has serviced customers from over 139 countries globally. WFT Cloud provides its customers substantial benefits in terms of availability, flexibility and lower overall cost.

WFT Cloud was established in 2010 to provide more flexible and cost effective options for SAP customers. It is the first SAP certified cloud hosting and services partner. WFT Cloud runs out of data center in Philadelphia, PA that is SSAE 16 Type II certified and runs on state-of-the-art infrastructure. Its operations utilize best practices associated with SAP and Cloud computing to deliver highest standards in control, compliance and security and meet stringent SLAs for SAP customers. With partnership with Verizon Terremark, WFT Cloud also extends hosting solutions that require a secondary site or need more geographical diversity.

Typical use cases for WFT Cloud customers range from hosting and support of an entire SAP landscape with multiple environments to hybrid cloud solutions that deliver substantial cost efficiencies for non-production environments while keeping production infrastructure on-premise. Other scenarios include on-demand availability of project or sandbox environment for testing or development and POC type services for new technologies such as SAP HANA.

WFT Cloud builds upon the extensive experience of WFT professionals that average over 20 years of experience with SAP infrastructure. Rather than being a generic “platform” provider, WFT provides access to depth of expertise and experience that is unparalleled in the industry. As such, it can provide meaningful insights into the intricacies of working with SAP and assist companies with development of SAP applications or maximize operational efficiencies.

One of the many advantages of a WFT Cloud solution is a proprietary library of over 800 templates that represent all common variations of SAP landscapes and the respective versions of various components. This library, called SCIF (SAP Cloud Image Factory), allows WFT Cloud to bring up any landscape that is required for that particular solution in a matter of minutes and not days. This represents great flexibility and delivers efficiencies to WFT Cloud customers.

One of the very first WFT Cloud customers, Jacob Chacko from Belgium commented “..the speed at which we were delivered a working SAP system was phenomenal, the response and technical expertise is unparalleled. It was a pleasant experience working with WFT Cloud and we wish we knew them earlier. I would definitely recommend them.”

Mahesh Reddy, CTO of WFT Cloud further comments, “Customers around the world have realized the benefits of accelerated time to value because of the affordable, secure, scalable, and flexible SAP on Cloud solution that we offer. The bundled SAP BASIS support is a key differentiator which eliminates the need to maintain skilled in-house SAP professionals to manage the technical infrastructure hosting the SAP landscape.”

About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.

Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in SAP infrastructure integrations and services, as well as private/public hybrid Cloud solutions. As an SAP certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around – high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.

For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit http://www.WFT or call us at (888) 533-3113.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud – The herald of a New Era?

The launch of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud heralds a new era of in-memory computing. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the Cloud facilitates a model where all applications are run real-time thereby eliminating the need for batch processing.

According to Professor Plattner, the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud currently consists of 500 servers from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco that are integrated using high performance switches from Arista Networks. The servers and switches are tightly coupled in what SAP describes as cells, with each cell consisting of 40 servers to provide 100TB of in-memory computing per cell.

According to him, HANA eliminates the barriers to Cloud Computing adoption that arise out of disk latency issues and ensures that the applications run at such a performance level that the physical location of the HANA servers turn out to be irrelevant.

Moreover, the size of the overall data center environment will be much less because of the compression technologies that allow the HANA platform to process terabytes of data in memory.

All these benefits ensure that SAP HANA is here to stay and is certainly leading the big data and in-memory computing into a new era.

So what are you waiting for? Utilize the benefits of SAP HANA with our revolutionary pay-per-use model that ensures cost effective HANA solutions for your infrastructure.

About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in SAP infrastructure integrations and services, as well as private/public hybrid Cloud solutions. As an SAP certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around – high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.

For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit or call us at (888) 533-3113.

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WFT Cloud Announces the opening of India Office in Chennai

Wharfedale Technologies Inc. has announced the opening of its India office in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

It has been paramount for the organization to extend its footprints in India & Asia and hence, this office is expected to be a key hub for improvement in cost efficiency for new and existing enterprise customers globally. It will further serve as an innovation hub and will underpin the firm’s strategy of deploying innovative SAP infrastructure solutions including virtualization and cloud computing.

This expansion into India will also ensure that WFT will increase its level of service to clients and partners across Asia and deliver more advanced and high value solutions. Key clients in India and Asia span multiple sectors including telecommunications, electronics and government.

To support its business growth in the country, WFT Cloud is working with a number of universities to help cultivate local technology talent, as well as offering training programs on the latest technologies such as cloud computing and HANA.


The team in the India office will further leverage WFT’s proprietary cloud computing methodology to deliver benefits to clients seeking to reduce their SAP operational management cost by seamlessly moving their SAP to cloud at an affordable price.


About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in SAP infrastructure integrations and services, as well as private/public hybrid Cloud solutions. As an SAP certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around – high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.

For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit or call us at (888) 533-3113.

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WFT Cloud Announces On-Premise Private Cloud Solution for SAP customers

WFT Cloud has announced the rolling out of the new innovative on-premise private cloud for customers to accelerate enterprise SAP customers cloud adoption which includes hardware, migration and managing SAP operations on a monthly subscription basis.

Understanding the true cost-saving and benefits for customers moving SAP landscapes to Cloud, WFT has released the on-premise Cloud services to meet the rapid and evolving market demands.

Private Cloud at the Customer’s premises boasts of the following features:

  1. No upfront capital Investment cost for customers, WFT will procure and manage the Cloud Infrastructure for SAP.
  2. The Cloud Infrastructure for the SAP is resides inside Customers Data Center, satisfying customer security and compliance requirements.
  3. Optimally designed to accommodate customers production and non-production landscape.
  4. Intelligently designed to accommodate varying resource requirements on demand with scale-back functionality (elastic) and customers only pay for resource usage.
  5. Intelligently designed to Exceeds customer SLA’s.
  6. WFT provides Complete Low Cost Infrastructure and Basis Operations Management Services as a part of contract.
  7.  Free Certified Technical Migration of SAP systems to Private Cloud Infrastructure.
  8. Customers are billed monthly & Utility Billing allows Charge backs to Departments/Projects.
  9. Fast on-demand SAP Systems Landscape Provisioning in minutes, not weeks using WFT’s own proprietary SAP Cloud Image Factory (SCIF).
  10.  Innovative Data Protection Solutions tailored to customer SLAs.
  11. Optional Disaster Recovery in Private Cloud or in WFT Cloud.


About Wharfedale Technologies Inc. 

Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in SAP infrastructure integrations and services, as well as private/public hybrid Cloud solutions. As an SAP certified provider of cloud services, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around – high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.


For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit or call us at (888) 533-3113.


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Addressing SAP Backup and Recovery Challenges

Consistent Landscape Recovery within defined SLAs

Consistent SAP Landscape Backup

Consistent Landscape Backup is a solution that will allow SAP to recover to the same point-in-time across all SAP components running within an organization. In case of a failure, a consistent landscape backup will provide consistent data in all SAP components, thereby eliminating the need to manually perform a time consuming technical or business recovery.

The Challenge 

Consistent SAP Landscape Backup is essential to protect mission critical data and avoid downtime associated with manual and time-consuming business recovery.

The ability to recover landscapes to a consistent point within the defined SLA’s is becoming increasingly challenging given increasing business demands, complexity of SAP and growing amounts of data.

SAP Backup and Recovery Tips and Best Practices

How do we ensure that our backup facilitates a consistent landscape recovery?

  • Execute regular backups of all assets and not just databases and application files. Include
    • Application & database binaries
    • Operating systems
    • Archive logs
    • Non-database file-systems
    • NFS file-systems
  • Protect the database logs carefully. Keep a backup on local file system as well as on a remote device (remote file system) to protect them against manual accidents and provide easy retrieval.
  • Deploy disk snapshot technologies effectively to help restore/recover each SAP component up to a point in time of crash to ensure consistency across the landscape. 

How often should we backup SAP data?

  • SAP database: Backup the SAP database at least once a day. For faster recovery databases may have to be backed up more than once a day. Reducing the impact of database backups on production systems is not a choice but integral part of the database backup solution.
  • Database log backups: Recovery to point-in-time is facilitated by database logs. Backups of database logs have to be designed based on local Recovery Point Objective (RPO). Frequency & backup destination of the database logs are critical pieces of the backup design.
  • Other SAP related non-database files: Backup of non-database files should be done at least once a day. For SAP Java components, backups of these files have to be aligned with database backups to avoid discrepancies.
  • OS backups: Though most of the SAP related files within OS is static, it OS backups should be performed at least once a week or whenever any changes are made to the OS. As a best practice, to reduce recovery time in case of complete system crash, once a day OS backups (incremental or full) is recommended.

How to perform landscape backup with minimal downtime?

Explore a combination of the below three options to achieve the optimal solution for your particular needs:

  • Perform split mirror backups, integrated with SAP provided tools, of the very large databases.
  • Implement a full and incremental (differential) backup strategy.
  • Use database vendor provided tools to achieve more granularities in the data set that is backed up.

How do we test our backups and ensure data is consistent and reliable?

  • Test restores to an alternate server at least once in six months
  • Perform a full SAP technical validation on the test restores at least once a month
  • Test individual components – it is more practical although complete landscape restore tests are desirable.

How do we restore in minutes and not hours?

  • Leverage split mirror database backups. They allow for restores to be performed within minutes.
  • Backup to disks and de-duplication devices to facilitate faster restores.
  • Maintain database logs online or near-line to make them quickly available for faster recovery.
  • Replicate backup media/device based backups to offsite location for faster recovery in case of a catastrophe.

Do we need new hardware /infrastructure?

  • No. Most of the enterprise business already owns the required pieces of the puzzle.
  • Existing operating system and different Storage Technologies can be integrated with SAP & Database Vendor provided tools to design the solution. 

For more information on WFT services, please visit  or call us at 1-888-533-3113. 

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10 Things to consider before Implementing SAP in cloud

Cloud computing has been rapidly maturing over the last few years. Evolving best practices and procedures are accelerating the adoption of cloud in the enterprise companies. SAP customers are leveraging cloud technologies to reduce their infrastructure and operations costs and gain greater flexibility, agility and nimbleness normally seen in smaller organizations. Many SAP customers are already using cloud technology to compete better and faster—and realizing the potential of almost limitless scalability.

Consider the following 10 items to realize real benefits of cloud technologies for SAP:

1. Business Requirements

Assess, Create, and Adopt a Virtualization and Cloud Strategy based on business requirements and service level agreements between IT and Business. Develop a strategy with business requirements as the priority.

2. Security

Cloud technologies achieve cost savings through optimization and ease of access including shared resource pools and self service portals, it is important to tighten the overall security and controls. Data encryption can further enhance the overall application security.

3. Compliance

Verify compliance requirements of the data, determine whether the geographical location is in compliance with company requirements. Develop and deploy efficient access mechanisms.

4. Technology

Avoid proprietary cloud technologies, consider portability of your systems, selecting an open systems based cloud infrastructure will benefit. Companies can move systems between cloud infrastructures with minimal effort avoiding large system migration efforts in case of a server migration from one cloud system to another.

5.  Operations Management

Understand the new cloud infrastructure technology and its impact on operations management, plan using IT service Management tools to manage operations efficiently.

6. Bolt-On and external systems

Analyze and plan for critical SAP bolt-on system migration as well as integration of third-party systems external to your network. This can include upgrade of the software, access control, security and connectivity.

7. Product Compatibility

Verify all system in SAP landscape can be migrated or deployed in the target cloud infrastructure, determine any upgrade or changes required for any components of SAP application, database and underlying software.  Use SAP product Availability Matrix (PAM) as a reference.

8. Bandwidth and Connectivity

Measure and plan for network bandwidth and connectivity. This include inter-system connectivity, external system connectivity and user access.

9. System Refreshes

Consider SAP system refresh or system copy requirements, look for infrastructure that can support these processes for software logistics.

10. Business Continuity

Verify the current SLAs and disaster recovery plan’s Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO)  can be maintained or improved and can support overall business continuity plan. To further optimize consider Recovery as a service (RaaS).

Wharfedale Technologies completed several Private Cloud implementations over the last couple of years for major enterprises. We are a SAP Certified Cloud Services and Hosting partner and work closely with SAP and cloud technology vendors to design, deploy or migrate and manage SAP systems in cloud.


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Learn HANA from the SAP Certified Partners

Almost all industry experts believe that SAP HANA is a game changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. Its salient features are, significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive and mining capabilities. It not only provides a platform to build a new generation of solutions, but also, it also provides an opportunity to deliver groundbreaking innovations.

These features have led to HANA being one of the most sought after SAP module across the globe.

We are sure that any SAP consultant would not want to lag behind in these testing times, and hence, would certainly want to learn more about this new path breaking technology.

We encourage you to fast track your career with HANA !!

WFT Cloud announces SAP HANA administration/migration training by SAP certified migration consultants. The course is modeled into a form of webinar based training to provide more flexibility to the candidates as well as the instructor.

You only need to register on our website and the meeting details and conference number along with the training schedule will be provided to you. Participants will also receive HANA training materials & other documents on HANA system administration, security and authorization, BW on HANA etc.

Click the link below for registration and details:

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