07.02.2022 – 11:00
Syntax Systems GmbH & Co. KG
More performance, better business continuity and a lot of relief for internal IT
– The technology group Heraeus has migrated its SAP systems to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with the help of the IT service provider and managed cloud provider Syntax. The ERP systems previously hosted in our own data center in Hanau now run in the public cloud, where Syntax also takes care of the management of the operating system and backups as well as hyperscaler management. The historically grown Heraeus SAP landscape consisted of over 40 SAP systems and more than 160 virtual servers. The two partners completed the project in three waves in less than twelve months, including cloud setup, architecture design, proof of concept and migration. The result: a SAP environment that runs faster today, keeps internal IT busy less and enables a higher level of business continuity.
System harmonization thanks to the public cloud
The starting point of the project was a very heterogeneous SAP world: Some systems ran with conventional databases, some already on SAP HANA and on Linux. The largest system contains around four TB of data, has 6,000 users in over 40 countries and over 500 interfaces. In this respect, the migration to the public cloud should also serve harmonization – with a platform change to Linux and a database change to HANA – without losing individual strengths.
Cooperation at eye level
Heraeus had a thoroughly positive experience of the migration project with Syntax. Competence, reliability and partnership as equals determined the project, which was carried out completely remotely due to the corona pandemic, without the parties involved having even met in person.
“AWS is new to us, and we first have to build up know-how in this area,” says Thomas Stephan, Head of IT Infrastructure at Heraeus. “As a result, we are pleased that syntax is in good hands with hyperscaler management and that we can be confident that we are getting the most out of our AWS investments.”
“We got to know Syntax as a partner who doesn’t pretend to be an X for a U and clearly states what works and what doesn’t,” adds Oliver Löffert, Head of the Competence Center for SAP Basis and Interface at Heraeus. “The team is motivated, technically well-positioned and solution-oriented. We felt that Syntax is about working in partnership with the customer.”
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