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. For that reason, we were pleased to join the AWS Virtual Days, an event about migration both cloud to cloud and from physical centres to cloud.
Keep reading to know more about our participation on the best way to migrate to cloud, plus the presentation of our case study with our customer GALP.
AWS Virtual Days: the path to migration
Over two days of online presentations, the AWS Virtual Days discussed about how to develop and successfully execute your migration strategy with AWS. Some sessions focused on topics such as how to come up and run a successful migration strategy for both physical to cloud and cloud to cloud migration. Also, attendees learned about the practices and programs to use for each specific workload migration.
CIOs, CTOs, and Directors, Senior Directors, Database architects or a migration project managers were able to discover the best practices for cloud-to-cloud migrations, how to minimise migration cost and how to migrate various types of SAP workloads such as from databases to virtual machines.
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, the speed and agility of each process. As a key action, Linke and Galp opted for automation based on templates, 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.
At Linke we want to help you move your SAP workloads to the Amazon Web Services cloud.