SAP Cloud Connector


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What Is the SAP Cloud Connector?

The SAP Cloud Connector is an application that can be installed on a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS environment, which provides a secure connection to the SAP cloud. This allows SAP cloud solutions to communicate securely with systems that are running on-premise, in a private cloud landscape, or an infrastructure-as-a-service environment. This is important for data security as it ensures that these systems do not have to directly be connected to the internet in order to communicate with applications running in an environment, such as the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).

What Is the SAP Cloud Connector?

The SAP Cloud Connector is an application that can be installed on a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS environment, which provides a secure connection to the SAP cloud. This allows SAP cloud solutions to communicate securely with systems that are running on-premise, in a private cloud landscape, or an infrastructure-as-a-service environment. This is important for data security as it ensures that these systems do not have to directly be connected to the internet in order to communicate with applications running in an environment, such as the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).

The SAP Cloud Connector can be installed on either a physical or virtual machine. An SAP BTP account is needed to configure the connection between the cloud environment and the Cloud Connector instance. Multiple Cloud Connectors can be deployed to connect to one or more SAP BTP regions or subaccounts depending on your landscape and needs. The SAP Cloud Connector can help achieve functionality, such as extending on-premise applications, allowing communication between cloud-based applications and on-premise systems, integrating on-premise systems with cloud applications, moving data from internal to cloud-based systems, and reporting on internal data using cloud-based applications.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • Use the SAP Cloud Connector to securely connect local systems with cloud-based applications.The SAP Business Technology Platform is the foundation for creating and extending your SAP applications in the cloud. But many organizations are looking to leverage data that isn’t yet available in the cloud. The SAP Cloud Connector offers a means of doing this securely. This article by Paul Modderman explains how you can leverage the cloud connector to ensure that the work that you are doing in the cloud is securely accessing your local data, and allow that information to be accessed and used in the cloud.
  • The SAP Cloud Connector is the first step that you should take when extending your SAP applications. SAP encourages customers to use the SAP Extension Suite and SAP Business Technology Platform as the basis for extending their SAP applications. Whether this is extensions for SAP S/4HANA or a new application that uses the SAP BTP, ABAP environment and data from SAP HANA, the first step that this application typically needs is to connect to existing business data and processes. Martin Grasshoff explains in this article how to build that application using SAP Extension Suite, leveraging a connection to your existing data.

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