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Harald_Stevens
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Beta phase completed


After a successful closed beta testing phase (see The new cloud-based Transport Management Service) we have shipped the first generally available productive version of SAP Cloud Platform Transport Management service (TMS) on 22nd of November 2018.

Overview


TMS is a purely cloud-based solution for transporting development artifacts or application configuration content between SAP Cloud Platform subaccounts (respectively Cloud Foundry spaces). The sources and targets for the transportable content are modeled inside TMS as transport nodes and connected via transport routes. With these parts you can setup your transport landscape(s). These landscapes can of course be more complex than the standard three system landscape shown below. The content is attached to a transport request which is then moved along your transport routes and deployed to the corresponding target accounts.



TMS currently supports the SAP Cloud Platform Neo and Cloud Foundry environments as transport nodes (Neo subaccounts and Cloud Foundry spaces). The content can be Multi-Target Applications (MTA), SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) packages and SAP HANA delivery units (DU), if the HANA database is hosted in SAP Cloud Platform.

Boundary Conditions


SAP Cloud Platform Transport Management service itself is running in the Cloud Foundry environment and in order to use it you need to subscribe to it from one of your own Cloud Foundry subaccounts. TMS is available in nearly all SAP Cloud Platform regions (data denters). For most current information check the service catalog on SAP Cloud Platform Discovery Center. You will find the supported regions on the tab 'Service Plan'.
The target subaccounts for transporting can reside in any data center and cross-region transport is possible.

Pricing


TMS will first be offered in a consumption-based pricing model at currently 18 EUR per used GB bandwidth of data uploaded to the service per month. This can be paid with Cloud Credits which can be used for all SAP Cloud Platform services offered in this pricing model.

From 2nd of April, 2019 it is also possible to subscribe to TMS via the SAP store, please see the corresponding blog by my colleague Boris Zarske. The services details page of TMS in SAP store can be found here.

NEW: Transport Management service is now available in a trial version. See this blog for more information.

For further information please check https://cloudplatform.sap.com/pricing.html.

Further Information


Check out the introductory video on TMS.

There is extensive documentation available including a bunch of videos showing the setup of TMS step by step.

Outlook


We will continue to further develop TMS, e.g. by opening TMS to new SAP Cloud Platform environments and new services within SAP Cloud Platform. At SAP TechEd Barcelona 2018 we also tested a graphical display of the transport landscape which has been rolled out in a recent version of TMS (see screenshot below).

 

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