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CEOWorld Magazine: Running Your SAP-Based Business On The Cloud May Be More Complex Than You Think. Here’s Why.

Published on 02.01.2019

It’s evident that running an SAP-based business on the cloud is not going to be all smooth sailing, especially if utilizing multiple providers and the tools they offer. 

Public cloud adoption has now become a mainstream choice for many modern businesses looking to achieve technological innovation and scalability, and save on costs, amongst many other drivers. In fact, 73 percent of organizations have at least one application or a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud, with AWS staying the clear market leader. However, only a fraction of core business applications run on a public or private cloud, and it’s becoming clear that for SAP-based businesses, migration to the cloud is more complicated than many people realize.

Due to the nature of SAP, the cloud provider doesn’t have visibility as to what’s going on inside the application. This makes using their existing auto-scaling tools impossible, resulting in larger than expected business expenditure. Yet running it on-premise isn’t ideal either, as enterprises have to keep investing in expensive infrastructure and personnel. This additional to them going through processes of developing, testing, and deploying SAP applications as they evolve and as new infrastructure is deployed. So, while it may be tricky at times, migrating your SAP-based business to the cloud brings with it many benefits: innovation, a dynamic landscape, minimized infrastructure maintenance and – of course – saving on costs. These are the top things that businesses need to consider.

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