As an SAP technology partner, Microsoft provides operating system and database software for SAP solutions.
Column store is already available for BW systems starting with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 on SQL Server 2012. It delivers all the benefits of column-based storage in a traditional relational database.
With SQL Server 2012, Microsoft combines the failover cluster, log shipping, and database mirroring features to form "AlwaysOn" for better high availability and performance.
Microsoft is currently working on migrating SAP NetWeaver-based applications to Microsoft Azure.
Hyper-V is an SAP-certified virtualization solution and the Windows Server 2008 R2 version offers virtual machines with up to 64 GB, live migrations, and a clustered shared file system.
REALTECH is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a member of the SAP Microsoft Lab, and supports customers in the migration and operation of Microsoft-based SAP landscapes.
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