Comparison of SAP Application Performance on Centralized versus Distributed Server Topologies
Document Author: Additional Author(s):
Walter Orb, Fabrice Moyen
AIX; DB2 9 for Linux UNIX and Windows ; DB2 for AIX; Power; POWER7; Power 750; Power 770; Power 780; Power 795; Power Systems I/O; PureFlex; SAP; VIOS
Abstract: The IBM SAP International Competence Center in Walldorf together with the IBM Client Center in Montpellier conducted a comprehensive series of measurements to quantify the impact of 2-tier versus 3-tier topologies for different SAP workload characteristics. The results of this study are represented and commented in this 40+ pages technical paper.
In a systematic fashion the included results quantify the the advantages of consolidation on Power Systems over locally distributed and Cloud-based SAP topologies.