SAP Partner Lemongrass Improves Platform For DevOps Users
Wade Tyler Millward
‘When we realized the power of DevOps and realized the techniques other people were using, we decided to bring those cloud concepts to SAP,’ Eamonn O’Neill, Lemongrass CTO, tells CRN.
SAP partner Lemongrass has rolled out enhancements to its cloud platform that promise to extend SAP automation to hyperscale clouds and aid customers with multi-cloud environments, data management and development operations (DevOps).
Updates from the Atlanta-based SAP partner include minimized downtime through DevOps continuous deployment principles, native integration across DevOps and IT service management (ITSM) tools, improved automation productivity and integration with cloud-native data lake technologies.
“When we realized the power of DevOps and realized the techniques other people were using, we decided to bring those cloud concepts to SAP,” Eamonn O’Neill, Lemongrass co-founder and CTO, told CRN. “We definitely see this as something customers want, for very understandable reasons.”
[RELATED: SAP Launches Datasphere Next-Generation Data Warehouse]
SAP Partner Lemongrass Updates LCP
More than 750,000 SAP users leverage the Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP) daily, according to Lemongrass.
The LCP works with the top three cloud platforms of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
LCP gained an enhancement for users to unify and abstract common tasks across multiple clouds. LCP’s API also allows users to customize and integrate custom dashboards and management tools.
The DevOps and ITSM native integration enhancement includes industry-standard continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) toolchains and standardized development languages.
The enhancement allows users to treat SAP like other enterprise applications, with users being able to leverage automation standards and controls for better compliance, workflow integration with ServiceNow and other platforms plus auditable efficiencies, according to Lemongrass.
Lemongrass enhanced automation productivity on LCP with an object library for SAP on Cloud, a code repository and coding framework, according to the partner. The efforts promise to reduce development time for additional SAP automation and improve code reuse and quality.
Finally, the cloud-native data lake technologies integration enhancement promises users rapid enhanced data analysis, better visualization and simplified SAP and non-SAP data source integration, according to Lemongrass.