Friday, February 28, 2020

Accelerated Application Delivery for SAP NetWeaver (AAD)

AAD (or sometimes known as AccAD) is so called soft appliance that reflects the physical landscape which it is applied to.

AccAD enables end users within organization worldwide to access web based SAP applications, (e.g. SAP NetWeaver Portal, CRM, etc.) at near LAN speed while overcoming bandwidth and latency issues. Techniques that are used to optimize the network traffic are caching, compression algorithms, and special application aware optimization. The application aware compression and caching mechanisms can be more efficient than generic WAN acceleration and application delivery technologies. It aims to accelerate global access to SAP applications but it is not a holistic application delivery tool for all kinds of traffic. Use cases for customer to use the AAD can be an intention to facilitate and speed up work with applications and file systems between central data centers and remote locations.

The AAD is here since approximately year 2005 and in today’s modern cloud based software solution it is probably obsolete. Currently there is a version 2.3, which has set end of mainstream maintenance on 31.12.2020.

More information:
BS-ACD - SAP support site component

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