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The Benefits of Moving SAP S4HANA Workloads to the Microsoft Azure Cloud
01 December, 2020
Enterprise-level companies leveraging SAP ERP systems are looking at the viability of moving those systems off on-premise servers into the cloud. The advantages available to those companies within a cloud environment range from increased flexibility to more robust interoperability. In this article, we will examine these benefits and more.
Companies across the world rely on SAP ERP solutions to streamline, standardize, and integrate departments across the full spectrum of their company.
And many, many more.
SAP On-premise or in the Cloud?
There was a time when the cloud was in its infancy and no CIO would consider moving their SAP from on-prem servers to the cloud.
But that day has passed. Today, firms of all sizes and across industry lines have embraced the cloud for its capacity and power and are moving ERP systems into robust virtual environments.
Now that you are seriously considering moving your SAP S/4HANA Workloads into the cloud, the questions that remain are:
Why Microsoft Azure for Your SAP S/4HANA Workloads?
All the way back in 2016, SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced a critical partnership between SAP and Microsoft. In that announcement, he said,
”We believe the IT industry will be shaped by breakthrough partnerships that unlock new productivity for customers beyond the boundaries of traditional platforms and applications. The certification of Microsoft Azure infrastructure services for SAP HANA along with the new integration between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP are emblematic of this major paradigm shift for the enterprise.”
Since that important partnership announcement in 2016, SAP and Microsoft Azure have grown the functionality available and the benefit for enterprise business.
Top Benefits of Moving SAP S/4HANA Workloads to Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure
Goldman Sachs recently did a survey in which they asked technology executives at enterprise-level corporations which cloud platform they preferred – Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services? The results showed that a clear majority favored Microsoft Azure.
That same study showed that 23% of enterprises have now moved their IT workloads into a public cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure. They anticipate that that percentage will move north of 43% by January 2023.
Clearly, CIOs of these major corporations are seeing the benefit of moving their ERP systems to cloud platforms.
Has your organization been considering a move to the cloud? Let Pronix help you work through the steps of migrating SAP S/4HANA workloads to Microsoft Azure.
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