Make your cloud migration a success: Assess, plan and then plan some more.
26/11/2018

Make your cloud migration a success: Assess, plan and then plan some more.

For many businesses, moving to the cloud can be complicated and costly, especially if they lack the in-house knowledge and skillset to understand what success looks like.  Organisations are searching for ways to build a seamless, connected and live enterprise — one that works internally across departments and externally with clients.

delaware are extensively equipped with industry-specific expertise to reduce your migration hassles and streamline your implementation.  We have helped customers across a broad spectrum of industries, including Retail, Food, Automotive, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Fashion.  We would like to share some of what we have learnt, to help formalise and give structure to your migration.

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Once a business case for migration has successfully received that all important stamp of approval, it’s time to take your first step towards planning your migration.  A key objective to taking your SAP workloads to the cloud is to ensure you can provide the specific functionality you promised.

This relies on having a clear and in-depth understanding of which workloads would make sense to move together with the how, when and what is needed.  Carrying out such an assessment will enable you to put in place an accurate plan, that details your migration from beginning to end.

4 planning tips for a successful SAP migration

  • Carry out a risk analysis for your project - this can add extra time but it will prove to be useful.
  • Consider possible negative eventualities – ensure you have a contingency plan for every step.
  • Each step of your migration journey must be allocated due dates and a verification procedure.
  • Ensure your plan takes into account any required internal resources needed to make certain migration happens.

How well do you plan?

Regardless of how well you plan, due to the expansive nature of the data involved, you should be prepared for the migration of your SAP workloads to the cloud to be a challenging but time consuming adventure.

We’re sure you’ll have some questions and that is why our experts are on hand to answer your questions about the migration process and how delaware can help you to unlock the true potential of your SAP environments to future-proof your business.

Feel free to get in contact with us and we will have a local delaware expert reach out to you to help you in any way we can with your SAP migration plans.  In the meantime, why don’t you download our FREE 8 Simple Rules for Migrating SAP to the Cloud eBook