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Sizing hardware for SAP BW applications

An SAP user is looking to assess the hardware requirements for an SAP BW application and wants to know what the parameters are of sizing hardware for SAP BW.

How can I assess the hardware requirements for an SAP BW application?

What are the various parameters to be considered in doing this? This application will have 20 reports and 30 users will be able to use the application with a frequency of once a month.

CPU, memory, network bandwidth and I/O capacity are the main resources that need to be considered while sizing hardware for an SAP BW application. Sizing should be based on number of concurrent users, the data volume and throughput. SAP has provided a tool, SAP Quick Sizer, for sizing based on user and throughput. Please check the SAP Service Market to access the tool.

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