80% of enterprises will no longer use traditional data centers by 2025. Moving SAP to the Azure cloud: are you ready for the future?

May 08, 2018
  • IT
  • SAP
  • Microsoft

We all know it of course; today’s business landscape is fast-paced and dynamic. Enterprises need to act quickly on new market opportunities and are in need of solid supporting IT & business systems to make it all happen... Today, IT managers feel their traditional infrastructure and processes aren’t always able to keep up with these constantly changing business requirements. As they are looking for new ways to improve their operational efficiency, they are more and more turning to public cloud providers as an answer to their growing performance, security or compliance challenges.

Consider not if, but when making the move

Today, enterprises are migrating to cloud services at an accelerated pace. According to research by Gartner, 80% of businesses will no longer use traditional data centers by 2025.

SAP customers cannot lag behind in moving to the cloud if they want to stay ahead of the competition. Today, most organizations still do not have a formal cloud strategy, but Gartner predicts that by 2022, 70% of enterprises will have one. So the pressing question for IT leaders today is not if they will move to the cloud, but when, and to which one.

Ready to bring your SAP to the next level?

When talking to customers, we notice that many enterprises acknowledge moving their SAP software to the cloud can bring many practical benefits (it’s cost-friendly, secure,…). Yet, making the actual move can feel daunting at the same time. There is indeed a lot to consider; digitalizing SAP systems is not only about making the actual data migration (from traditional on premise infrastructure to the cloud), it’s mostly about updating and changing their existing IT & business processes as well. And that indeed can be quite scary. That’s why it’s important to be ahead of the game and make a well-prepared move. Using the track-record of an experienced external partner can give this digital transformation track the boost it needs. They have what it takes to guide you from a solid take-off to a smooth landing with a guarantee of a minimized disruption for every stakeholder.

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At delaware, we leverage best practices from our past projects to deliver the most suitable SAP on Azure architecture, tailored to your specific business need. Today, Microsoft Azure is considered the most comprehensive, secure cloud platform there is. It is globally recognized for its security, reliability, scalability, overall coverage and continuous innovation improvements.

If you want to discuss hosting your SAP applications on Azure, get in touch with Simon Harbour and the team.