New Book Release: Running SAP on Microsoft Azure

Espresso Tutorials

Fabian Bentz

392Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce the release of  Running SAP on Microsoft Azure by Bert Vanstechelman.

In this book, you’ll be introduced to operating SAP in the Cloud and learn the specifics of deploying and maintaining SAP on Azure.

 Explore cloud concepts and clarify the differences between on-premise, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Discover Microsoft Azure Cloud key concepts and evaluate Azure for businesses on SAP ERP and for those moving to SAP S/4HANA. Learn how to translate an existing SAP landscape to Azure and walk through the size of virtual machines, selection and configuration of storage, and network configuration. Learn about high availability and disaster recovery concepts in Microsoft Azure and explore your options. Dive into installation and configuration specifics for Windows, Linux, and all databases supported by SAP ERP, with a special focus on SAP S/4HANA. Examine the three main areas of activity for a platform migration preparation, migration, and go-live and post-migration support. Obtain guidelines for planning and executing your migration to the Cloud. Walk through a detailed customer example including a close look at how the infrastructure was mapped to the Cloud.

– Evaluate Azure for businesses on SAP ERP and those moving to S/4HANA
– Design your SAP landscape for SAP on Azure
– Implementation guidelines for every database and operating system supported by SAP and Azure
– Plan and execute migration to the Cloud


Bert Vanstechelman is a Partner and principal technical consultant at Expertum. He has more than 20 years of experience in SAP technical consulting, covering countless SAP versions in combination with all kinds of databases and operating systems supported by SAP. Bert specializes in platform migrations, SAP release upgrades, and SAP HANA conversions. Bert is the founder of Logos Consulting, now a part of Expertum.

Bert is a member of the board of advisors of the SAP Professional Journal. He is the author of “SAP HANA Implementation Guide” and co-author of “Securing S/4HANA”, both published by Espresso Tutorials. He is also the co-author, with Mark Mergaerts, of the following SAP PRESS books: “Upgrading SAP”, “SAP NetWeaver Application Server Upgrade Guide”, “The OS/DB Migration Project Guide”, and the “mySAP ERP Upgrade Project Guide”. He can be contacted at