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SAP and IOT: cloud integration for smarter companies - Part 2

In the previous post, Mario de Felipe, Executive Director at Linke, explained the context of SAP in the integration of its applications with AWS and Microsoft cloud services. In addition to entering the world of IoT and its adoption in companies around the world.

In this second part we look at the basics of the Internet of Things and how projects are managed based on it.

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SAP and IOT: cloud integration for smarter companies - Part I

As Thomas Saueressig, leader of the SAP Product Engineering area and global responsibility for all business software applications, says, "SAP did not do a good job explaining how the entire portfolio comes together. To explain how the pieces fit together actually, in a product context (…) we believe that if we combine all the assets, that is the differentiating strengths that SAP has.

But also, in a down to earth manner, because I sometimes believe SAP was always great in talking about nice strategies for the next couple of years, but not what did we achieve.What are the next steps in the next one or two quarters? It is a balance between vision and reality". 

At Linke we are pleased to share this new series of blogs created by our Executive Director and Business Development Manager, Mario de Felipe, with an extensive background and connection to the SAP world. During this posts we will understand how SAP has integrated its IoT solutions and applications into cloud services (AWS ans Microsoft) to enable a smarter and digitized company

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Improve SAP user connection to AWS with Global Accelerator


Great news coming from AWS for SAP customers! As announced on 2018 re: Invent, Amazon Web Services has introduced a new service called “Global Accelerator”. According to the official information "AWS Global Accelerator is a service that improves the availability and performance of applications with users". Basically, provides static IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to an application endpoint (such as SAP Router or Web Dispatcher*) in an AWS Region.

Let's have a look into their functionalities and how this new service can improve and optimize SAP system applications. 

*In AWS world, ALB, NLB or EC2 Instance, all of them entry points for SAP applications running on AWS. 


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Simon Electrics: technological infrastructure renewal migrating SAP on AWS

Simon, an electrical and lighting international manufacturing business, is based primarily in Spain but has presence in 90 countries worldwide with over 4,000 people working in 15 locations and 9 production facilities. 

Linke, as one of their cloud technology consultant partner, we have been able to successfully help them on their digital transformation journey by helping them to migrate their SAP production, development and quality systems to Amazon Web Services cloud

In the following blogpost we want to highlight the key aspects and results from this project. 

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Accelerate your SAP migrations through automation

Automation is essential to achieve any cloud journey project. A wide range of maturing and emerging tools are taking off the heavy workload that is involved in cloud migration critical processes and, therefore, making the whole process easier.

At Linke, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, we have prepared a webinar in order to explain how to optimize SAP workloads and systems migrations to AWS cloud through automation tools and its key benefits.

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Fortis Ontario: a new cloud-based invoicing solution

With operations all across Canada and many customers and strategic partnerships, FortisOntario, electrical company, issues an average of 50,000 electronic invoices every month, all of these managed by an external provider. In order to carry the process internally, the company needed to optimize their billing system.

As part of the process, FortisOntario has chosen AWS and Linke to make this posible and to integrate the system with the self-service portal that was designed for their customers. During the project, the company adopted Linke AWS connector, an SAP on AWS cloud solution created by Linke's I+D department. Now, FortisOntario can manage, store and retrieve all their invoices on Amazon S3 in a more accesible way and reducing their annual costs around 40%. 

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