With many SAP-centric enterprises preferring to shift their legacy SAP workflows to the cloud, SAP landscape transformation is now getting a tremendous push. And SAP’s declaration to phase out its mainstream support for the SAP ECC environment by 2030 only fuels this transformation.
As a Silver SAP Partner, Avantra helps SAP-centric businesses understand modern SAP landscapes and drive measurable ROI faster.
Coming in the form of cloud migration, SAP HANA, S/4 HANA transformation, SaaS tools, or most likely a mix of all, a modern SAP landscape brings agility into business operations. It enables automated provisioning capabilities for SAP systems, thus shortening the time-to-value.
To quote a spokesperson from Avantra, “What was once a time-consuming, self-managed, stagnant, large architecture has shifted to a scalable architecture with the underlying hardware being managed by various parties with a mix of responsibilities across every layer.”
As a result, SAP environments, once composed of multiple landscapes architected for peak demand, now combine into single landscapes with tremendous power regarding CPU, memory, and additional IT resources.
These centralised SAP environments are architected in high-availability (HA) configurations (including disaster recovery, or DR) that maximise business performance. And through server replication, an SAP system or database, once running on a single server, is now on multiple servers–at least 6-8. The purpose is to ensure low impact, confirmed data delivery, zero operational downtime, and continuous database synchronisation across an organisation.
That said, the public cloud is achieving huge momentum among SAP-centric businesses due to its capability to spread their complex SAP landscapes across multiple geographic locations and time zones in a fraction of the time.
With SAP software stacks running in the public cloud, organisations no longer have to architect their SAP systems for peak usage; they can, anytime, scale up or down their infrastructure using third-party tools based on resource usage.
Gartner predicts public cloud user investment to reach USD 600 billion in 2023, a jump from USD 410.9 billion in 2021.
However, Avantra identifies most SAP landscapes as getting highly intricate with multiple systems–cloud storage, in-house tools, numerous providers, third-party software, etc. And with many enterprises preferring hybrid infrastructure with a mix of on-prem systems, public/private cloud, or SaaS software, the complexity of the SAP landscape increases even further.
According to the company, as these complex hybrid SAP landscapes continue to expand and add more capabilities to ensure high availability, most enterprises find it difficult to gain complete visibility and to estimate the exact amount of elements their landscape includes. Leveraging a service that can offer high-end management of hybrid SAP environments through automation and a single glass pane can be a solution.
For example, with multifaceted SAP landscape management, including 160+ plug-and-play and customised checks, Avantra can offer complete landscape visibility and control over the full stack and all SAP environments.
Leveraging auto-deploy capabilities means enterprises can efficiently address their unique system monitoring needs, the company adds.
Built on 25 years of SAP partnership expertise, Avantra claims its self-healing AIOps platform helps organisations scale tasks while significantly minimising time to action.
“Using Avantra we prevented 2 Major Failures in SAP Production Systems.” explains a client. “We’ve also reduced server updates implemented to just 1 to 2 hours, post-processing of system copies reduced from 3 hours to 3 minutes and adding a new system to the monitoring process reduced from half a day to just 30 minutes.”
For more information about the modern SAP landscape demonstrated by Avantra, please visit https://www.avantra.com/.
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