Brian Burke

Brian Burke

Brian Burke, IBM SAP Global Alliance Executive, has been responsible for the IBM/SAP relationship for the last twenty-five years of his total thirty-five years with IBM. Brian is the IBM SAP Alliance go-to-market leader for SAP HANA, for both IBM’s on-premise Power solution and IBM's cloud offerings for SAP HANA in the United States. He has been involved in all aspects of SAP projects, including infrastructure, software, and services.

Brian has spent significant time at SAP's headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, and at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, with both IBM and SAP product development teams, as well as at the IBM SAP International Competency Center. He is based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, within minutes of the SAP Americas headquarters in Newtown Square.

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SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide (Electronic + Print)

$49.95
SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide is the definitive resource for business and IT leaders and managers who are responsible for establishing their organization’s cloud strategy for SAP® solutions. If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to, and explanation of, SAP solutions for the cloud, you’ve come to the right place.
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SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide (Electronic Editions)

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$39.95
SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide is the definitive resource for business and IT leaders and managers who are responsible for establishing their organization’s cloud strategy for SAP® solutions. If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to, and explanation of, SAP solutions for the cloud, you’ve come to the right place.
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SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide (Print)

$39.95
SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide is the definitive resource for business and IT leaders and managers who are responsible for establishing their organization’s cloud strategy for SAP® solutions. If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to, and explanation of, SAP solutions for the cloud, you’ve come to the right place.
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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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