The Influence of the Network on Cost

In addition to performance, the network infrastructure also influences the costs of an SAP system. This applies to both the up-front investments in the SAP infrastructure, as well as to the daily operating costs of such a system landscape. The network's transmission capacity as well as the infrastructure must be provided within an SAP implementation project. In most cases, even existing network infrastructures have to be upgraded and additional workplace connections have to be installed. This usually requires an investment in additional passive and active components (cables, switches, routers, etc.) to enhance local network infrastructures. Compared with these investments, the daily operation costs, management, ...

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