Storage Solutions for SAP on Azure builds on storage topics discussed in Design an Azure Infrastructure for SAP Workloads and Design and Build High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SAP Workloads (coming soon). Data storage needs to be fast, responsive, and secure, but above all, continually available.
This course delves into greater detail on previously discussed topics and introduces new, more complex subject matter and its application to SAP workloads to ensure business continuity.
- Understand the various disk types available in Azure
- Learn how Azure Shared Managed Disks and Storage Spaces Direct can be used for SAP workloads
- Learn about scale-out file system
- Understand what disk striping and disk caching are
- Learn when and how to enable disk write acceleration and how to encrypt disks with SAP workloads
This course is designed for anyone looking to explore the Azure storage solutions available for SAP workloads.
To get the most out of this course, you should already have some experience working with SAP and Azure. Before embarking on this course, we recommend you take a look at Design an Azure Infrastructure for SAP Workloads and Design and Build High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SAP Workloads first.
While encryption isn't supported on managed shared disks, other storage and disks are either encrypted by default or can be encrypted. Linux virtual machines use DM-Crypt for encrypting OS and data disks, and Windows VMs use BitLocker. Both of these encryption technologies are integrated with Azure Key Vault, simplifying the management of the associated keys and secrets. In terms of SAP, use Azure Disk Encryption on OS and data disks for application servers. You can use disk encryption on a database server's OS disk and disks not hosting database files. Use whatever Transparent Data Encryption your database engine provides for database files, and make sure backups are also encrypted.
Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.