We’ve Got the Juice: SAP on AWS with Lemongrass, Part 1

Posted 21 August 2020 by Matt Clemente

Beyond Just Buzzwords

Continuous transformation in Operations are more than just industry buzzwords. In fact, I would argue continuous transformation is a critical survival tool for any cloud and IT solution landscapes today. To achieve continuous transformation, innovation must continue well beyond a migration to the cloud. This continuous innovation during day-to-day Operations is the most critical part achieving month over month best in class operational benefits.

Simply “lifting and shifting” systems to the Cloud without modernizing precludes most of the key benefits that your systems can potentially deliver over the long term. For example, some of the outcomes of this approach, including bug fixes and other common errors, cause downtime and delays which businesses cannot afford in these highly competitive environments. In addition, unplanned downtime and disruptions impact revenue and can damage brand reputations, both of which detract from a business’s ability to compete and win in their market.

Proactive vs. Reactive

To stay ahead of the pack, service providers must now shift from a reactive posture to a very active and, even better, a proactive one. Error prevention is far more effective than fixing errors and resolving issues as they happen. To this end, successful service providers proactively cover the entire SAP landscape, end-to-end, through customized, out-of-the-box solutions. For example, proactivity is rapidly enhanced by including predictive analytics and other fault-finding algorithms in the software such as:

Analytical Anomaly Detection

Cloud Enhanced & Optimized Monitoring templates

Self-healing automated reaction, from disk extensions, cluster & scaling groups to ensure an issue does not result in downtime, simply a post-event investigation.

Industry needs are also continually changing as business landscapes evolve. For example, being on the Cloud and using SLA measurement has now advanced to become mission-critical in two areas: Bottom-up technical SLAs (as per usual) and now, more importantly, top-down business transactional SLAs.

We hope you enjoyed Matt’s blog post, this is part one of a three part series.