Achieving reliable SAP performance dictates that only the most targeted and flexible packages are employed. This observation was clearly seen in the recent decision by Ávoris to leverage the advantages associated with its decision to adopt Amazon Web Services as its cloud-based provider.
Teaming up with Linke, as the consulting partner, this company was able to streamline internal processes while successfully migrating into the cloud. What initial challenges were faced, what steps were involved within the transition process and how did the AWS SAP environment ultimately benefit this large Spanish tourism firm?
An upcoming webinar will provide more in-depth answers to these questions as well as the other metrics tackled during the project. However, it is still wise to briefly examine a handful of the main variables that were covered.
The preliminary issues to accessLike many organizations which have experienced a significant amount of growth, Ávoris began to realize that its legacy SAP workloads could no longer be managed efficiently. In particular, their reporting processes required much more time to be completed. This resulted in staff members being forced to wait before commencing with pertinent tasks. The good news is that this firm was already somewhat integrated with the Amazon Web Services Cloud environment.
A two-phased approach
It was first necessary to determine whether or not the company would be able to successfully migrate its current architecture into the cloud environment. This was important from an operational point of view as well as to make certain that existing levels of efficiency would not suffer as a result. This proof-of-concept testing also sought to determine if their existing software would function better within an updated AWS framework.
The second phase was intended to transfer all on-premises company data into the cloud environment. As the infrastructure was already comprised of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, SAP performance and support did not present any issues. The company also started using Amazon S3 and Amazon Route 53. Both of these nodes were used to route traffic through to the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
Enhanced SAP workloads and moreThanks to the addition of this new architecture provided by Linke and combined with the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Ávoris was able to prove in-house efficiency levels of up to 50 per cent higher when compared to previous reporting backlogs. It is now possible to handle as many as 90,000 individual invoices during normal hours of operation.
Furthermore, this very same level of improvement was witnessed even during peak operational hours. This would have been all but unattainable with the use of their previous legacy-based architecture. It is also important to note that the scalable nature of the AWS cloud-based system will be able to account for even more demanding workloads in the future. A reduction in management times and more hands-on oversight are additional benefits not to be overlooked.
Taking a proactive stance
Anyone who is directly involved with IT-related projects or holds a large stake in the ongoing operations of an organization is encouraged to attend an upcoming webinar that will discuss the project mentioned above in greater detail.
This upcoming webinar will be taking place on 19 September 2018 at 11 CET (10 GMT) and you should attend if you are one of these profiles: IT Executive, IT Director, CTO, Area Systems Director, CEO, SAP IT Systems Administrator. Speakers from AWS, Linke and Ávoris will tell us all the best practices and key milestones for effectively streamlining the migration of your SAP landscapes to AWS.
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