Cloud computing has gained popularity as more and more organizations realize the business value it brings to the table. As cloud adoption becomes mainstream, it is no longer a question for organizations “if” they need to migrate to the cloud, rather, “what” their cloud-first strategy would be.
According to IBM Institute for Business Value C-Suite Series: The 2021 CEO Study, with insights from more than 3,000 CEOs around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic served as a turning point for how businesses respond to uncertainties. As CEO Fernando Gonzalez of CEMEX mentioned in the study, ”COVID-19 has changed how we look at the future. We started questioning and challenging everything. The traditional ways of planning are outdated. We sense every hour, every day, every week and react to it.” The urgent question facing CEOs today is this, “What will it take to be essential?” Most CEOs emphasize that they have to focus on their edge as a business, what makes them different, and how they would deliver the most value to their customers, employees, community, and investors.
Imagine this scenario. Your business just scaled up because of the increasing demand for your product and service. However, your hardware requirements are not enough to match the demand. Scaling up also means the inability to control the current demand for data and more requirements. Now, your team is thinking of switching to the cloud. Should your team do it?
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Co-authored by OZSOFT and IT-Conductor Team
We Found an Easier Way than the Easiest
Last year we wrote about The Easiest Migration to SAP on AWS, now we hate to say it, but we were wrong! After 17 years of doing SAP Migrations, now we found an EASIER way and we can go from any platform to any cloud and vice-versa! Why not? Even SAP is moving its own systems to a public cloud.
IT-Conductor is about IT Process Automation, so we get excited about automation technologies. SAP OS DB Migration has always been a pain, and will probably be as long as customers run business critical applications on it and have complex infrastructures. Since the early 2000's we have worked very complex migrations for SAP, SUN, IBM, and many large global customers and just when the tools and process get easier there comes new challenges of going to the cloud. There are so many cloud platforms today including SAP, AWS, VMware, Azure, GCP, IBM Softlayer, CenturyLink, and many more that supports SAP. The question becomes how do we standardize the way we migrate there in an automated fashion, without having to deal with all the technical hurdles of each cloud, as well as have options to go back if we don't like the new platform. We'll admit, we're agnostic, we want solutions to work with everything, Any-to-Any!
What Amazon Wants, Amazon Gets!
Amazon wanted some groceries, Alexa got Whole Foods. Officially on Monday August 28, 2017 the deal was done, Amazon Echo and Dot devices were being sold in Whole Foods stores.
SAP Migrations are Rarely this Easy
In 16 years we've been leading SAP OS/DB Migrations globally, whether heterogeneous or homogeneous migrations, they are normally time-consuming and risky. Today, we'll mention one type of migration which is relatively simple and that is VMWare migration to SAP on AWS. Check out our recent post for reasons customers would run SAP on AWS.
UPDATE Dec 2017: We tested an even easier and more universal migration solution
SAP on Cloud and Transformation IT
Only a few years ago when a couple of IT-Conductor founders approached SAP customers about our cloud-based SAP monitoring and performance management solution, it was widely rejected primarily because enterprises were not ready to adopt cloud computing, especially in infrastructure and systems management. Fast forward to 2014 when we were at Sapphire and Teched/d-Code, if your solution wasn't cloud-ready, it was not transformative enough. SAP on cloud has definitely taken off with SAP's own offerings of SAP BusinessOne, HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and HANA Cloud Platform (HCP), as well as many aquisitions of cloud solutions such as SuccessFactors in 2011, Ariba in 2012, Hybris in 2013, Fieldglass and Concur in 2014. If you're in the SAP ecosystem, cloud is a neccessary strategy and no longer just a buzz word.
See our latest blog The Easiest Migration to SAP on AWS
IT-Conductor is a born-in-the-cloud service company and in the past 18 months we have worked hard with our service partner OZSOFT who has been in the SAP implementation, upgrade and performance business including SAP system management software since 1996, to create a joint partnership in delivering SAP on AWS services. Why SAP on AWS? Our depth of solutions, expertise and partnership with SAP is clear, while our strategic partnerships (both Consulting and Technology partner) with AWS (leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) public cloud according to Gartner Magic Quadrant, Oct 12, 2015 report) provide both specialized SAP technical consulting services and technology platform to the forefront of SAP on AWS cloud solution.
With our SAP on AWS service announcement, we're immediately offering qualified customers a special 50% discount on Proof of Concept (POC) Implementation or Migration if started before 2016.