SAP Lumira Deployment Options

There are a lot of patterns in the SAP lumira deployment options. And that is what our focus is on this section.

What is SAP Lumira Deployment Options?

SAP Lumira deployment options are the patterns that are used to deploy SAP Lumira to different environments.

The SAP Lumira Deployment Options

SAP Lumira can be deployed to:

  • On-premise,
  • Private cloud or public cloud.

This is a decision which the business, IT department, and the IT team have to make together. This is completely based on their requirements. Compatibility and other considerations also come into play while making this decision.

We will see in detail the differences between these deployment patterns.

Deployment On-premise

Deployment On-premise is the most common deployment option you will see. This is the deployment pattern in which SAP Lumira is deployed on the servers installed on-premise. These servers can be part of a private cloud or a public cloud.

The advantages of this deployment option are:

  • There are no constraints of any public cloud provider because it is on-premise.
  • It gives complete control to the customer for decision-making.
  • There is no fee for licensing and maintenance, as it is not needed.

The disadvantages are:

  • The cost for hardware and software increases. Because one has to purchase the hardware and software separately.\
  • There is no free software available from SAP as well.
  • And if things go wrong with the software, there are no SLAs to support it.
  • So, IT has to handle everything themselves, which could be a challenge if they are not experienced enough.
  • And they also have to take care of patching and updating the software themselves.
  • It can be a burden as well. If something goes wrong due to an update then there will be no support from the vendor. 

Now, let’s move forward on the private and public cloud.

Deployment on Private and Public Cloud

Deployment on Private and Public Cloud is a more modern way of deploying SAP Lumira. It is a more flexible approach than the On-premise deployment pattern.

Deployment on Private and Public Cloud is used when the data that a business handles is sensitive. And they don’t want to share their data or applications with any third party.

Deployment on Private and Public Cloud is used when there are compliance requirements for data storage. Also, when the business wants to control everything from their end as well as when it comes to data security.

In this, the deployment of SAP Lumira happens in private cloud infrastructure or public cloud infrastructure.

In both cases, the data and the applications will be stored in the customer’s infrastructure.

There are a lot of advantages to this.

  • The data and the applications are fully managed by the business.
  • They can use any vendor they want for the infrastructure and they don’t need to follow any vendor lock-in.
  • And when it comes to pricing, they can buy as much hardware as they want according to their requirements at a cheaper cost. 
  • They have complete control over their infrastructure and can have many different options for security and compliance uses. And also there is no vendor lock-in.
  • So, this deployment option is used by businesses. Which handle sensitive data or are looking to control more than what they are doing now on On-premise deployment pattern. 

The disadvantages of this deployment option are: 

  • Deployment on Private and Public Cloud is used when there are compliance requirements for data storage.
  • Also, when the business wants to control everything from their end as well as when it comes to data security.
  • IT has to take care of everything itself. There is no vendor support for issues coming up in this kind of deployment pattern.

So, if something goes wrong then it is their problem and not the vendor’s problem. The decision-making power lies with them only. Which can be a challenge for them. Because if things go wrong due to some bad decision made by them, then it becomes very difficult to get things fixed.