First cloud solution that is SAP-Certified for SAP archived data and documents that does not require any new on-premise infrastructure.
San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 16, 2011
Dolphin today announced SAP certification of the Dolphin Content Archive Service (CAS) for Cloud 2.0, an interface that allows users of SAP applications seamless access to cloud services as an ArchiveLink repository. It is the first cloud solution that is SAP-Certified for SAP archived data and documents that does not require any new on-premise infrastructure. Dolphin CAS for Cloud 2.0 has been certified by the SAP Integration Certification Center (SAP ICC) for integration with the SAP ERP 6.0 application via the ABAP™ Add-On 7.0 integration scenario. In addition, Dolphin CAS for Cloud 2.0 is SAP-Certified as SAP Solution Manager Ready.
Dolphin’s unique interface approach leverages the SAP NetWeaver server’s built-in secured communication capabilities to connect to cloud storage such as AT&T Synaptic, Amazon S3, and Google Storage Cloud. This allows Dolphin to offer a very lean ArchiveLink server architecture that requires no additional infrastructure component and fits right into the SAP landscape as an SAP ABAP Add-on. As a direct connection to the cloud, it offers superior implementation and speed compared to classic file system-based cloud connection options, where content is streamed through an intermediate file system requiring temporary local storage, yielding slower performance. More importantly, Dolphin CAS for Cloud 2.0 uniquely offers byte/offset-based access to archived content that is critical for data and printlist archiving, which is not available in file system-based cloud connections. Elimination of any new on-premise infrastructure requirement for the connector means this solution can be up and running in less than a day.
Cloud services offer dramatic operational cost savings while maintaining seamless access to data and documents. Adding the cloud storage tier to the storage strategy frees organizations to invest in high performance access for frequently used data while shifting seldom-used data to a lower cost and infinitely elastic cloud storage service.
With data storage and archiving needs constantly rising, cloud-based offerings are a cost effective alternative to continued expansion of in-house infrastructure or relief from existing software and systems that have reached their cost-effectiveness limits. This further enables IT to align the business value of the data with the cost of storage, without the overhead of added complexity to the IT environment or additional capital expenditure.
As Dolphin CAS for Cloud 2.0 supports ArchiveLink protocol, all existing applications in SAP that use ArchiveLink for structured and unstructured content storage can now seamlessly use cloud services for operations such as:
- Outbound document archiving, e.g., SAP billing output
- Inbound document archiving (e.g., inbound AP invoices)
- SAP printlist archiving
- SAP data archiving
- DART file archiving
- KPro based content storage (e.g., SAP DMS, SAPOffice)
“In addition to the lean, on-premise storage option, the advent of cloud computing and recent improvements in stability, performance and bandwidth coupled with practically unlimited elasticity of the cloud has presented us with a great opportunity to tap in to the cloud as a viable tier for SAP data and document archiving,” according to Vishal Awasthi, CTO at Dolphin.
Dolphin makes crucial business operations like accounts payable, accounts receivable, order management and data management run better and smarter for organizations using SAP solutions. Focused on improving business performance through Information Lifecycle Management and Business Process Management, Dolphin produces the right solution for each customer, faster, through its unmatched experience in SAP technologies, and its proven best practices, tools and add-on applications for SAP solutions. Dolphin solutions improve business and IT performance, lower total cost of ownership and deliver high return on investment.
The company, founded in 1995, has offices in Philadelphia, PA, and San Jose, CA. Dolphin solutions are implemented across North America and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.dolphin-corp.com, or contact sales at 888-305-9033.
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