SAP is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that help businesses run better. However, running SAP applications on-premises can be costly, complex and risky. That’s why many SAP clients are looking for ways to migrate their SAP workloads to the cloud and take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing with SAP on Azure.
One of the best options for SAP customers is Azure, the cloud platform optimized for SAP. Microsofts cloud platform Azure is SAP certified to run your mission-critical SAP applications, including SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Business Suite and more. Azure is the industry’s most performant and scalable SAP cloud infrastructure, offering 192-gigabyte to 12-terabyte SAP HANA–certified virtual machines in more regions than any other public cloud provider. Azure also offers specially designed SAP HANA instances that can scale up to 20 TB on a single node and support persistent storage.
Optimizing your ERP-system
By running your SAP-system on Microsofts Azure, you can optimize your ERP operations in the cloud with the following benefits:
– Reduce costs and complexity: Azure helps you lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) by providing flexible pricing models, pay-as-you-go billing, and discounts for reserved instances. You can also simplify your IT management by using Azure services such as Azure Monitor for SAP solutions and Azure Backup to monitor, backup and restore your SAP systems.
– Increase agility and innovation: Azure enables you to scale your SAP systems up or down as needed, without compromising performance or availability. You can also leverage Azure services such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Power BI and Power Platform to gain insights from your SAP data and automate your business processes. You can also integrate your SAP systems with other cloud applications such as Microsoft Teams and Outlook to enhance collaboration and productivity.
– Strengthen security and compliance: Azure provides a secure and compliant cloud environment for your SAP workloads, with features such as encryption at rest and in transit, role-based access control, firewalls and network security groups. You can also benefit from Azure’s industry-leading security certifications and compliance offerings, such as ISO 27001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3 and GDPR.
How to migrate your SAP to Azure
Whether you want to migrate your existing SAP systems to Azure or deploy new SAP solutions on Azure, you have several options to choose from. You can deploy natively on Azure with a guided experience, or consider Azure for RISE with SAP, a new offering from SAP that provides a simplified and accelerated path to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud. You can also work with Microsoft or one of our partners to get expert guidance and support for your SAP on Azure journey.