SAP is opening its architecture to enable customers to extend adaptive computing capabilities to all Microsoft environments. Several architectural changes were made to the Adaptive Computing Controller (ACC), a group of virtualization tools available in NetWeaver.
The ACC can be used to dynamically shift hardware resources for applications based on need. Computing power for an application system can be changed in minutes using the ACC. For more information, check out the full story at SearchSAP.com.
Through a spokesperson, SAP said the change will not put the ACC in direct competition to similar tools offered by Hewitt Packard. But an HP spokesperson said that the two technologies now overlap. HP launched its Adaptive Enterprise initiative with support for SAP users on HP-UX and Linux in 2003. Last year, HP launched Virtualized Infrastructure Solutions (VIS) for the mySAP Business Suite, building in support for users of Microsoft Windows-based systems.