Monday, July 7, 2008

SAP NetWeaver relabeled

That’s how life is going on. You always need to bring something new on table to stay attractive for customers and to lure your new ones. If you are not to able to bring innovations, thing they requiring you can just change the names of your existing portfolio and try to keeping selling it as a new one. That’s what I believe everybody does. At the beginning there was a SAP client/server architecture running on platform so called SAP Basis Component (BC) or just simple SAP Basis. Those were famous versions from 1.x (I guess) till 4.6D. In a year of 2001 it got a new name Web Application Server (WAS). There are 4 versions: 6.10, 6.20, 6.30 and 6.40 of WAS. Later (around year 2005) WAS was renamed to just Application Server (AS). WAS/AS became a technology foundation of all SAP software, following see what are its major releases and its former/other names:

SAP NetWeaver 2004
SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (formerly know as NW 2004s (“s” mean suite), or NW 05)

Along with WAS/AS renaming its components got brand new names too. See new their new names components since its release 7.0 (NW 2004s):
old:                                                 new:
SAP Basis (Basis Component (BC)) -> SAP NetWeaver (NW)
SAP Web Application Server (WAS) -> SAP NetWeaver Application Server (NW AS)
SAP Mobile Infrastructure (MI)        -> SAP NetWeaver Mobile
SAP Enterprise Portal (EP)              -> SAP NetWeaver Portal                                                      
SAP Business Information Warehouse (BIW) -> SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (NW BI)
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI) -> SAP NetWeaver Process Infrastructure (NW PI)
SAP Composite Application Framework (CAF)- > SAP NetWeaver Composite Application Framework (NW CAF)

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