Case Study Podcast: A DIY Migration to the Cloud with Hyperscaler Optimization

Insights for IT Negotiations


This is the third podcast in our three-part series covering SAP Support Model Case Studies. Listen to part one on SAP RISE here and part two on the “Do It for Me” model here.

SAP customers migrating their SAP workload to the cloud have four primary support models to choose from. These include the “Do It Yourself” model, the “Do It for Me” model, the professional model, and SAP RISE. In this case study, a client chose the “Do It Yourself” model to move their SAP hosting services, infrastructure services, and infrastructure to the cloud leveraging their own internal resources.

This was an existing ECC customer who had some hyperscaler relationships within pockets of their organization. In their situation, it was appropriate, manageable, and scalable to select this support model because they had the in-house expertise to successfully do so. They chose to lift and shift their SAP on-premise relationship and existing cloud relationships into a single instance on the hyperscaler. There was a focus on hyperscaler optimization and the hyperscaler strategy drove a lot of their decision making. In this podcast, IT Sourcing & Commercial Advisory Practice Director, Chip Hanna, discusses the benefits of the DIY model as well as some key considerations for anyone interested in this option.

For more details on all four models and client examples, download our on-demand webcast, Defining Your SAP Cloud Strategy: Azure, AWS, GCP and RISE Compared.

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