SAP HANA<sup>®</sup> ERP Cloud Strategy: What We Learned at SAPPHIRE 2017
SAP HANA® ERP Cloud Strategy: What We Learned at SAPPHIRE 2017

SAP releases new products, services and upgrades at a rapid pace, which can make it difficult to understand the distinctions between their offerings. Most tenants have come to grips with the Business Suite vs. S/4HANA distinction, but the SAP S/4HANA […]

What is S/4HANA Public Cloud?
What is S/4HANA Public Cloud?

S/4HANA public cloud is a SaaS alternative to S/4HANA, run by SAP. Tenants can plug into a standardized set of HANA-like features without the cost, complexity, or time commitment of setting up and running their own ERP system. However, these […]

Choosing the Right SAP HANA<sup>®</sup> Cloud Deployment
Choosing the Right SAP HANA® Cloud Deployment

The IT industry has been preaching the superiority of the cloud for years — if not decades, but many enterprise users have been reluctant to migrate their mission critical architecture. SAP ECC users may have years of experience running their […]

What is Hybrid Cloud Hosting?
What is Hybrid Cloud Hosting?

Hybrid cloud hosting is the strategy of hosting your assets in multiple different environments to get the benefits of each. The term is used to describe companies that combine onsite and cloud assets into a single network, and those that […]

SAP HANA<sup>®</sup> Data Migration — What You Need to Know
SAP HANA® Data Migration — What You Need to Know

Heterogeneous migrations — migrations from one OS or DB to another — are a heavy lift in any scenario, but the differences between HANA and previous databases can make an SAP HANA data migration particularly challenging. One major difference is […]

HANA High Availability: How to Protect Your Business
HANA High Availability: How to Protect Your Business

The enterprise SAP HANA cloud utilizes extremely reliable hardware, and sophisticated architecture and monitoring designed to keep unplanned downtime as close to zero as possible. However, things can go wrong. For example, multiple pieces of hardware can fail at the […]

Expert Insight: What is SAP<sup>®</sup> DMO?
Expert Insight: What is SAP® DMO?

Many SAP ECC landscapes need to be upgraded before they qualify for an SAP HANA® migration. The SAP Data Migration Option (DMO) is a feature of SAP’s Software Update Manager (SUM) used to simplify SAP product platform upgrades and database […]

In SAP HANA<sup>®</sup>, Performance Tuning is Mission Critical
In SAP HANA®, Performance Tuning is Mission Critical

The bigger the promise, the bigger the potential for disappointment. SAP HANA offers extraordinary performance promises: real-time analytics, revolutionary data modeling and dramatically increased speed. To gain these benefits, customers pay for purpose-built infrastructure and highly trained support. Running SAP […]

What is SAP Solution Manager 7.2?
What is SAP Solution Manager 7.2?

SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is a long-awaited upgrade of SAP’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) program. The new version can run directly on HANA, and adds a variety of new reporting, analysis and documentation features. Additionally, it has been moved to […]

What is SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering?
What is SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering?

SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering is a tool used to move data between in-memory (“hot”) and disk storage (“warm”) in a HANA landscape. Information that needs to be queried frequently is kept as hot data, while information that is rarely accessed […]

About Matt Lonstine, Director of Delivery

A Leader and SAP technical veteran, Matt Lonstine oversees the SAP Technologists that make up Symmetry’s Delivery team, while providing strategic guidance to customers. Matt has managed and executed some of Symmetry’s most complex projects with a current focus on HANA, virtualization, disaster recovery, system hardening, and migrations to Symmetry’s SAP Cloud environment.
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