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SAP on Azure VMware Solution

Migrate and run VMware-based SAP workloads in the Azure cloud without replatforming or refactoring.

Faster, seamless and ready to run - with PCG it is now possible to shift productive workloads in really short timescales to the cloud. We offer SAP system operation and migration services on Azure VMware Solution, with options for varying levels of operational support.*

*Disclaimer: As stated in SAP Note 2138865, the use of SAP Systems on AVS (Azure VMware Solution) lacks official support from SAP. However, SAP customers may explore and gain experience with IaaS offerings that include VMware’s technology at their own responsibility.
In any case, PCG will support the customer and therefore provides a robust solution: the ALPACA platform. ALPACA is designed to facilitate a seamless transition to an Azure-native environment through a one-click migration process. So if required - a SAP workload relocation from AVS to Azure-native will safeguard full compliance with SAP's support requirements.
“With PCG's long standing SAP operations expertise and seamless integration with Azure, this now opens up more options for customers to migrate their SAP workloads faster with Azure VMware Solution (AVS), coupled with increased productivity with the help of elasticity, scalability and enhanced security while saving costs.”“With PCG's long standing SAP operations expertise and seamless integration with Azure, this now opens up more options for customers to migrate their SAP workloads faster with Azure VMware Solution (AVS), coupled with increased productivity with the help of elasticity, scalability and enhanced security while saving costs.”

Companies often have the challenge in the SAP environment that an SAP cloud migration represents a major project lasting several years with many dependencies and preparatory work (e.g. first platform change or operating system conversion).

Using the Lift & Shift method, an alternative strategy is devised that takes complexity out of the equation and significantly alleviates the time pressure dimension so that the organisation can dedicate itself to the transformation towards HANA, Linux and Azure-Native at its own pace.

If you're currently running SAP on the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and looking to take your first step in your cloud migration journey, PCG can assist you in this process by performing lift and shift for various use cases.

Use Cases

Fast Datacenter Exit

When urgency is paramount, you can count on our expertise and extensive experience in migrating critical SAP workloads to the cloud, and now with even faster lift & shift on AVS.

Peak Load & Resource Expansion

Unlock cloud scalability and agility, either as a complementary solution to consolidate all SAP NetWeaver workloads on AVS on Azure or as part of a larger scale migration.

Disaster Recovery Site for SAP

Ensure Business Continuity with SAP on AVS - operated by your existing SAP and VMWare Expert team or with one of our operational support models.

Archiving of Legacy

Maintain legacy SAP NetWeaver workloads in read-only state on Azure to meet your regulatory and compliance requirements.

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA®

Slice the elephant with PCG. We provide customers with a streamlined migration to Azure and an ideal accelerant for those considering a move to SAP S/4HANA®.

Benefits

Seamless  Resizing
Seamless Resizing

Benefit from AVS flexible resource resizing, no instance change needed to scale up and down as you are familiar with on VMware. Gain even more flexibility using Azure NetApp Files in addition to AVS.

Fast & seamless migration
Fast & seamless migration

Migrate SAP NetWeaver and S/4 HANA workloads without or only little need for architectural changes using AVS, ensuring a smooth transition.

Flexible operational support model
Flexible operational support model

Depending on your needs, we offer three different models. Basic Support, Shared Responsibility or Full Managed Service.

Trusted Advisor for SAP on cloud journeys
Trusted Advisor for SAP on cloud journeys

With over 4,000 successful SAP system migrations to Azure, PCG is recognised as a Microsoft Preferred SAP Partner. We have achieved success in numerous customer projects across both enterprise and mid-market segments.

AVS or Azure Native
AVS or Azure Native

Easily switch SAP workloads between platforms by pushing a button using our automation engine ALPACA.

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SAP Operation

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  • Basic Support, Shared Responsibility or Full Managed Service.

    We will look after your SAP operation - to the extent best suited to your needs

  • Choose between full management of the SAP workload, shared responsibility for SAP Basis and the underlying stack, or a basic support package to provide assistance on demand

  • Management of the AVS environment

  • Individual Service Level Agreements

SAP Migration

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  • After a detailed migration planning phase, we take the lead and ensure the success of your migration process

  • Preparation of the SAP Landing Zone in AVS

  • Migration of your SAP Workload

  • Hypercare and handover for ongoing operation

Workshop

Technical Workshop for Conception

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  • AVS Integration and Shared Responsibility Design for Operations

    Identify possibilities for integrating AVS into your existing on-prem and/or cloud platform e.g. network infrastructure, security and identity management, VMware landscape

  • Determination of requirements with regard to such aspects as availability, disaster recovery and security

  • Definition of responsibilities for the operation of the platform based on its requirements

Workshop

Cloud Enablement Workshop

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  • Azure Basics such as Landing Zone, RBAC and Platform Logging

    Build an essential understanding of the Microsoft Cloud Platform and the services it offers

  • Knowledge transfer in the context of governance and compliance, based on the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)

  • Development of a High Level Landing Zone for the operation of your SAP environment in the context of a whiteboard session

Our SAP Partnership

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SAP Partner Certifications
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SAP Individual Certifications
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Customer Launches

Our SAP Gold Partner status is validated by numerous satisfied customers and successful implementations. We are a software and consulting partner specialised in SAP and infrastructure automation. As an SAP Gold Partner and one of the largest Microsoft partners of SAP on Azure in Europe with more than 4,000 successfully migrated SAP systems, we are the Trusted Advisor for a customer's SAP on their hyperscaler journey.

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