That requirement alone has been forcing Target to look at the costs of operating SAP on hardware that is ageing and proprietary in nature.
While evaluating their SAP platform strategy, Target approached staff at Microsoft to evaluate the potential of operating the key SAP environments for a new implementation at Target based on a solution of Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server as a platform. This evaluation would need to provide scalability, flexibility and optimization around all facets of the business at Target.
Through the in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Staff around SAP Solution implementation, the benefits to using SQL Server and the use of commodity hardware from Intel, Target was swayed to successfully make a decision to leverage SQL Server and Windows as a platform for SAP. The use of the