Leverage the Scalability of SAP Solutions on Powerful MS Azure Cloud
Run your mission-critical SAP workloads and scenarios on a scalable, compliant and enterprise-proven platform with SAP on MS Azure. Get the scalability, flexibility and cost savings by hosting SAP on MS Azure with VC ERP Consulting.
At VC ERP Consulting, as MS Azure certified cloud solution providers, we assist you to manage the largest SAP HANA workloads with the largest certified public cloud for SAP.
Now, handle transactions and analytics in-memory on a single data copy to accelerate your business processes, gain business intelligence & simplify your IT environment with SAP on MS Azure.
When you use Microsoft Azure, at VC ERP we support you reliably run your mission-critical SAP workloads and scenarios on a scalable, compliant & enterprise-proven platform.
With the expanded partnership between Microsoft and SAP, and as a Microsoft Gold Partner and SAP Gold Partner, VC ERP supports you to run SAP applications across development, test and production scenarios in MS Azure.
Optimize Cost Efficiencies
The Agility to Prepare for the Future
Scale while Reducing Risk
Gain Valuable Business Intelligence
Key Benefits of using SAP on MS Azure
- Perform Real-Time Complex Calculations and Scale Up Your Business
- Perform Multi-dimensional Analysis using Business Data for creating Applications that make Traditional Databases High Performance
- Enable Scalability in the Long Run by Increasing the Natural Growth of Structured Data
- Speed Up the Performance and Response-Time by Ensuring Memory Space, Disk Space, Average Load, CPU Space and much more
- Increase Business Performance by Storing Hybrid Applications & Reduce Data Center Footprints
Certifications of SAP Applications
SAP and Microsoft have a long history of working together in a strong partnership that has mutual benefits for their customers. In addition, VC ERP Consulting is an SAP Gold Partner as well as a Microsoft Gold Partner with a diverse experience of 20 years.This helps us to bring the best of both worlds to our clients.
The following tables outline Azure supported configurations and list of growing SAP certifications.
SAP HANA Certifications on MS Azure
SAP HANA certified Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms for SAP HANA support for native Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) and HANA Large Instances
|SAP Product||Supported OS||Azure Offerings|
|Business One on HANA|
|SAP S/4 HANA|
|Suite on HANA, OLTP||SUSE Linux Enterprise||SAP HANA Certified IaaS Platforms|
|HANA Enterprise for BW, OLAP|
|SAP BW/4 HANA|
Other SAP Workload supported on MS Azure
Microsoft Azure is certified for these SAP workloads as well. Besides hosting SAP NetWeaver scenarios with the different DBMS on MS Azure, you can host other SAP workload scenarios, like SAP BI on MS Azure.
|SAP Product||Guest OS||RDBMs||Virtual Machine Types|
|SAP Business One on SQL Server||Windows||SQL Server|
|SAP BPC 11 or Higher||Windows and Linux||SQL Server||SAP Certified or Build Your Own|
|SAP Business Objects BI Platform||Windows and Linux||Multiple|
|SAP Data Services 4.2||Windows and Linux||Multiple|
SAP on MS Azure is delivered by cloud-hosting experts at VC ERP using the IaaS cloud model, which means that we ensure that security protections are built into the service by Microsoft at the physical datacenter, physical network & physical hosts.
Resource Based Access Control & Resource Locking
Role-based access control (RBAC) is an authorization system which provides fine-grained access for the management of MS Azure resources. RBAC can be used to limit access and control permissions on Azure resources for the various teams within your IT operations.
Single-sign-on (SSO) provides the foundation for integrating SAP and Microsoft products.
Protecting your Application & Data from Network Vulnerabilities
Network security groups (NSG) contain a list of security rules that allow or deny network traffic to resources within your MS Azure VNet. NSGs can be associated with subnets or individual network interfaces attached to VMs. Security rules can be configured based on source/destination, port & protocol.
Maintaining Data Integrity through Encryption Methods
MS Azure Storage service encryption is enabled by default on your MS Azure Storage account where it cannot be disabled. Customer data at rest on MS Azure Storage is secured by default where data is encrypted/decrypted transparently using 256-bit AES
Hardening the Operating System
Security is a shared responsibility between Microsoft and you as a customer where your customer specific security controls need to be applied to the operating system, database and the SAP application layer.
Our expert team of developers and consultants at VC ERP Consulting reviews the deployment checklist to make sure that many of the checks are completed at the beginning of the project and during the planning phase.
We review the checklist periodically to ensure that you are updated with the latest features in the MS Azure platform.
Project Preparation and Planning Phase
During this phase, you plan the migration of your SAP workload to the MS Azure platform. At a minimum, during this phase you need to create the following documents and define and discuss the following elements of the migration:
- High Level Design Document
- Technical Design Document
- Inventory of all SAP Interfaces (SAP & Non-SAP)
- Design of Foundation Services
- Microsoft Professional or Premier Support Contract
- The number of MS Azure Subscriptions & Core Quota for the Subscriptions
- Data Reduction & Data Migration Plan for Migrating SAP Data into MS Azure
- An Automated SAP Deployment Approach in MS Azure Cloud
- Define a regular design and deployment review cadence between you as the customer, system integrator and other involved parties
Run a pilot before or during project planning and preparation.Use the pilot phase to test approaches and designs made during the planning & preparation phase
After a successful pilot or proof of concept (POC), you are starting to deploy non-production SAP systems to Azure. Incorporate everything you learned & experienced during the POC to this deployment
Production Preparation Phase
In this phase, collect what you experienced and learned during your non-production deployments & apply it to future production deployments. Prepare the work of the data transfer between your current hosting location and Azure
Follow the playbooks you developed during earlier phases. Execute the steps that you tested & practiced and refrain from accepting any last-minute changes in configurations and processes
This phase is about monitoring, operating and administering the system. From an SAP point of view, the usual tasks that you were required to complete in your old hosting location apply
Lift & Shift to Ms Azure
Experience the speed & agility by migrating from a SAP Business Suite running on-premises to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud. This scenario is a two-step process.
The first step being migration from enterprise resource planning (ERP) on-premises from SAP ECC, SAP ECC on SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA on-premise to the Suite on SAP HANA in MS Azure, and then converting from Suite on SAP HANA to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Moving on-premise data & applications from an on-premises location to MS Azure-based virtual machines in the cloud is known as Lift-and-shift.
Journey to SAP on MS Azure
As a trusted Microsoft Gold Partner, we specialize in providing and managing Microsoft Azure Cloud solutions hosting for SAP. In addition, being an award-winning SAP Gold Partner, you get to leverage the best industry implementation of your ERP, Business Intelligence, RPA & other Connected Solutions.
SAP Business One on MS Azure
Gain increased control over your small business with SAP Business One on MS Azure. Streamline key processes, gain greater insight into your business & make decisions based on real-time information.
SAP S/4HANA on MS Azure
Reduce total cost of ownership, get access to game-changing innovation with faster time to delivery and positively impact your business with SAP S/4HANA on Azure.
Database Backup, Management & Monitoring
Databases powering your SAP ERP & BI solutions are mission critical workloads that require a low recovery point objective (RPO) & fast recovery time objective (RTO). Retain your backups for years, based on the retention duration configured using the built-in lifecycle management capability depending on your specific needs.
SAP Disaster Recovery on Azure
As certified Azure Cloud Consultants, we implement effective D/R solutions for mission critical SAP systems to prevent losses and preserve business continuity. Microsoft Azure is the “to go” platform for your SAP workloads and allows you to implement many D/R scenarios including On-premises to Azure or Azure to Azure.