SAP Cloud Migration


What is SAP Cloud Migration?

Moving to the cloud has become increasingly critical for SAPinsiders today as they look to replace existing hardware and infrastructure that no longer delivers the required performance. Initial moves to the cloud were largely focused on putting in place infrastructure that provided more flexibility and scalability while being able to deploy systems more quickly. Today’s SAP Cloud Migration involves integrating SAP and non-SAP systems, architecture redesign, hybrid cloud environments, and multiple cloud providers. Today’s cloud migration focus is also on increasing security while managing cost. These two requirements were the most important in 2021 research conducted by SAPinsider on moving SAP workloads to the cloud and continue to be crucial for organizations planning for long-term cloud success.

What is SAP Cloud Migration?

Moving to the cloud has become increasingly critical for SAPinsiders today as they look to replace existing hardware and infrastructure that no longer delivers the required performance. Initial moves to the cloud were largely focused on putting in place infrastructure that provided more flexibility and scalability while being able to deploy systems more quickly. Today’s SAP Cloud Migration involves integrating SAP and non-SAP systems, architecture redesign, hybrid cloud environments, and multiple cloud providers. Today’s cloud migration focus is also on increasing security while managing cost. These two requirements were the most important in 2021 research conducted by SAPinsider on moving SAP workloads to the cloud and continue to be crucial for organizations planning for long-term cloud success.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders:

  • Spend time understanding whether your SAP Cloud Migration concerns are valid. Many organizations have concerns about challenges with moving to the cloud. These include topics such as cost, security, availability, performance, and the complexity of integration. But some of the concerns may be misconceptions. Taking the time to educate teams on topics around cloud migration is an important part of the process. Just as important is understanding what your concerns are and determining how valid those concerns may be. This article by Axel Streichardt discusses some of these challenges and how SAP customers can address them to ensure cloud success.
  • SAP workloads are increasingly moving to cloud environments. In research that SAPinsider conducted in the second half of 2021, 88% of respondents indicated that they are running at least some SAP workloads in the cloud. More workloads are being moved to the cloud over the next two years, particularly solutions like procurement, customer relationship management, analytics, travel and expense, and finance. The biggest factors that are part of those decisions to move are greater flexibility, the deployment mode, increased scalability, and distributed data scenarios.
  • Understand what type of cloud you need to meet your organization’s requirements and what will best support them in the future. An SAP Cloud Migration can involve private cloud, public cloud, managed service providers, or some sort of hybrid landscape. Some may offer the best benefits today, while others may be needed if planning for the future. Spending the time to look at what your organization needs today and what is important for the future is a critical step in any cloud migration. This may also involve learning from what other organizations have done and why those choices were the right ones for them. In this article multiple executives were asked about their cloud choices, why they worked then, and what they have planned for the future.

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