K+s Group Floats on Its Own "private Cloud" With Flexframe for Sap
K+S ranks among the world's leading suppliers of standard and specialty fertilizers. Their challenge is to future-driven redesign of the IT landscape to create a ?Private cloud? to support dynamic alignment of the on-demand infrastructure and software as a function of the needs of business processes. Gradual deployment of major solution components. The initial phase involved a FlexFrame for SAP pilot project. This was followed by further enhancement of SAP operating processes through a release change to FlexFrame for SAP 4.2 with integrated VMware server virtualization. The introduction of the SAP BW Accelerator Infrastructure also contributed to improved performance. The results of deployment were seamless consolidation of the IT infrastructure for the SAP application landscape and use of cloud computing services in the form of a ?Private cloud..?