In the last year or so IT-Conductor has been working with several partners and customers to enable smarter SAP migration delivery - especially to cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS. We are involved at the beginning phases of Assessment through Performance validation, Migration & Monitoring. As we like to phrase it APM-4-APM: Application Performance Management for Assessment of Performance, Planning and Migration.
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!
BW Migration to HANA
We have taken careful steps to plan, prepare, perform and publish the process of upgrading and migrating BW to SAP HANA so that you will gain further understanding of the effort and major considerations. This week we continue with Part 2. These slides will be compiled into an eBook after we publish the final part 3, and be available for download then.
If HANA migration is in your roadmap for your current SAP environments (not new implementation), then they would likely fit into one of three scenarios below: