Why take SAP ERP environments to Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft AzureBy 2017, some of the CEOs of the largest companies sat down and decided what would be the best model and cloud architecture to carry out the migration of SAP environments. 

Next, you will learn from experts how SAP environments in the Microsoft Azure cloud can help customers have an optimal journey to the cloud. More than 800 servers adjusted in the updated machines, which allows for constant adjustment on demand, in favor of business needs.

MICROSOFT AZURE CAPABILITY:

Since 2017, Microsoft has maintained a constant and evolving commitment to its customers and partners in different markets, supporting the constant updating of its infrastructure that allows greater processing and deployment of operations, for example, tools with four (4) virtual terabytes and physical infrastructure of eighteen (18) terabytes.

Today, this provider has one of the best tools in the world to run the migration of SAP environments to the cloud. Likewise, it supports the adaptation of inherited or legacy applications towards non-traditional environments and supports modernization and consumer needs.

ADVANTAGES FOR THE CUSTOMER

Different providers are able to accompany customers who have the support of SAP Business Suite 7 during their project transition to SAP/HANA in record time.

The main step is to consider the cloud as the big change that will support the degree of investments (CAPEX) versus operating costs (OPEX). By then, the support of the migration of the resources will have several stages of tests that will support the consideration of the benefits and differentiators in favor of the business.

It is important to know that the virtual memory of the projects will increase, however, it is necessary to understand that these changes will have great repercussions in the long term. To do this, also consider that the infrastructure is an important element that will support business continuity and mission-critical areas. 

Remember that the adoption of the cloud as the main evolutionary strategy makes it possible to guarantee that operations are executed in the shortest possible time, increasing their availability and performance.

MICROSOFT AZURE SECURITY AND CERTIFICATIONS:

It is important to know that the machines already mentioned above and that Microsoft has in its hands, are the leaders in innovation and performance for the world of servers. For this, we have highly trained personnel running for more than two years with the virtual four (4) terabyte machine, for example. 

Currently, Microsoft has more than 92 certifications and security declarations worldwide, contributing to the continuity of small and large companies in Latin America; Being a guarantor of the privacy and security of the information that is worked day by day.

DATA PRIVACY AND CONTROL

A large number of countries have a high level of concern regarding the access of sensitive data, for which Microsoft is an expert! In the event that a public or government entity requests information, said provider will guarantee a court order, to subsequently communicate with the client guaranteeing cybersecurity methodologies.

UNDERSTANDING EVERYTHING MICROSOFT AZURE HAS TO OFFER, IT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHAT ARE THE KEYS OF MIGRATION PROJECTS:

Identifying the stages of migration must have as a pillar the suggestion of when to migrate and how to migrate

Identifying the stages of migration must be a task of care and integration between the areas of Operation, Support, Security, and Management, among others. To do this, answers are given to circumstantial questions such as:

  • When and how to migrate each project?
  • Am I considering migration opportunities?
  • What is the ideal situation for the hosting to be renewed?
  • What SAP environment and with what importance should be migrated to the cloud?

For each of these questions, there are different stages.

First: When we talk about lift and shift – the first stage is not to migrate to HANA, but to what type and architecture of the cloud, what is the best platform, and how to guarantee the level of the operating system. At this point, start executing the migration and cost optimization, applying rigorous behavioral analysis. By then, when the data is in the cloud, it’s easier to move the journey to SAP HANA.

Second: lift and migrate to the cloud – situations occur where certain customers, who have platforms that are not supported, such as HP, IBM, and Oracle Solari from a heterogeneous copy on migration, which is a change of platform from the base of data. With the migrated solution, stage 2.1 is to migrate to SAP HANA. 

Third: lift and shift/migrate to the cloud, migrate DB to HANA – many customers embark on the HANA migration directly, without having a HANA server. To do this, if you want to migrate certain applications, you must first know what their functional architecture is like and how it behaves.

Fourth: When the conversion is immediate to S/4 Cloud. This type of methodology requires years of particular customization and requires a standardized model of the business process.

WHAT LICENSING COSTS ARE CUSTOMERS GOING TO HAVE WHEN MOVING TO AZURE?

Customers with SAP can bring their licenses and apply for the best cloud model. By then, there will be no licensing terms from Microsoft Azure.

WORKFLOW OR ROADMAP:

It is necessary to have a clear migration strategy, as well as the possible scenarios that you will face. From TIVIT, not only are migration projects carried out but it is also accompanied by the survey and technical advice and from the first stages, the definition of the best path to migrate to HANA and continuity of the post-execution project. 

Once the impact and objectives have been defined, it is verified if the conversion of systems or databases is necessary. So that in the second stage the planning can be defined, as well as the technical aspects, which will be linked to the billing system and other variables that define the migration. 

Finally, and no less importantly, the tools to be used are considered to avoid data loss or oscillations that impact business continuity.

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