If we are looking for a secure and flexible environment, capable of adapting to business needs and seasonal peaks, a cloud infrastructure is seen as the best option. There are many benefits to migrating workloads and applications to the cloud, including effectiveness, security, accessibility and performance improvements.
At Linke we know the importance of SAP workloads for many companies and the importance of an agile and seamless management of data in an integrated platform. An example of this is our success story with energy company, GALP, who have trusted Linke and AWS to optimise their services and work platforms through automation.
Keep reading to know more about this case study!
The GALP Success Story
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Linke had the opportunity to present, through a webinar, the latest case study with GALP Energy and the process of migrating their SAP workloads to a cloud environment. Galp is a Portugal-based company engaged in the oil and gas industry. The company’s core activities are within three business segments, namely exploration and production, refining and gas and power.
The company decided to migrate SAP on AWS to reduce their expenditure on SAP systems relying on the expertise of Linke. The company’s efforts paid off since they eliminated most of their design risks through the testing of low-cost upgrades and migrations. The shift also allowed the company to launch its transformation programs with reduced costs.
The main challenges during this project were:
- Achieve an homogeneous working platform.
- Migrate its SAP workloads, betting on the cloud as the main storage.
- To carry out the project in three months taking into account that the information from nine different SAPs, five landscapes, more than 160 servers and 30 clusters had to be unified.
The company trusted AWS given its leadership, adaptability and security measures employed along with cost savings. Linke was selected as the AWS partner in charge of migration because of its experience in SAP automation, which allows it to respond quickly to similar projects, and to the speed and agility of each process, always following AWS' best practices.
How we did it?
As a key action, Linke and Galp opted for automation based on templates, that would allow the deployment of AWS solutions in better time. This also helped in shortening delivery times and taking into account the implementation of each section. The results:
- Excellent security measures that prevent access from the Internet to the databases.
- Maximum accessibility to any department.
- Elasticity and adaptability in the use of the cloud to facilitate the achievement of the planned goals.
During the process, and as in all Linke success stories, SAP to AWS tools have been crucial:
- SAP Architecture templates
- Effortless Build
- Built-in Security
The cross-cutting nature of the migration from SAP to AWS affects the entire workforce and requires specific training to understand all the advantages of using it and, above all, to be able to combine efforts and talents to increase profits in record time.
The future of this project is therefore promising. In fact, it is in the first phase (out of 6) in which the aim is to implement new services and integrate existing systems with more AWS solutions.
At Linke we want to help you move your SAP workloads to the Amazon Web Services cloud.