SAP on Cloud Health Assessment

The benefits of running SAP on Hyperscale Cloud

Challenge

Improved SAP operations, security and agility while reducing your costs provide a compelling Business Case for migrating or implementing your SAP estate on hyperscale Cloud. But are you getting all of these benefits you expected? With the hundreds of new innovations released each year, how do you identify which ones are relevant and would benefit your estate? In short, how healthy is your SAP on Cloud landscape today?

The Lemongrass Solution

Realize all the benefits of running your SAP on Cloud

Lemongrass’s expert team applies an SAP-centric lens when completing a comprehensive assessment of your SAP on Cloud estate. The assessment applies Lemongrass’s real-world experience of running an extensive portfolio of complex, high-availability, mission-critical SAP environments. It addresses operational excellence including security, reliability, performance, cost and innovation. All this is contextualized to your specific environment.

The assessment provides an overall Landscape Health Score and a prioritized set of recommendations on how to improve your overall health score.

Benefits:

The Lemongrass SAP on Cloud Health Assessment will help you:

  • Reduce Operational Costs: Gain control of your Cloud spend by identifying actions to optimize your infrastructure
  • Improve Performance & Reliability: Ensure your environment is tuned for end-to-end operational efficiency
  • Innovate: Identify unused features provided by both SAP and the Hyperscalers that can provide a step change in your technology capabilities
  • Improve your Security Posture: Understand security risks within your SAP environment and mitigate them

Features:

SAP-Centric

The assessment is led by highly experienced SAP technical architects that bring the combined expertise of the Lemongrass team in designing, implementing and, critically, operating all SAP solutions. Our SAP-centric lens ensures all recommendations are relevant to your specific estate, applying recognized SAP best practices and standards.

Operational excellence that includes security, reliability, performance, cost & innovation

We align our Health Assessment to the the following SAP-specific topic areas including improving:

Operational Excellence

  • Near-Zero Downtime Maintenance (resizing, etc.)
  • Preventable downtime with anomaly detection
  • Self-healing – compute / storage threshold extensions to keep alive, etc.

Public Cloud Security Posture

  • Landing zone analysis and recommendations for NIST & CIS
  • Configuration hardening
  • Security scanner enablement for continuous operational security detection

Business Continuity Solutions

  • Application-level High Availability pattern deployment
  • Cost-optimized recovery models
  • DR testing and validation with Automation

Performance

  • Designed to meet peak load requirements
  • Capabilities for automatic scale-up for un-predictable spikes
  • Application of robotic stress test testing and synthetic customer emulation

Cost

  • Technical deployment vs. utilization analysis and recommendations
  • Purchasing optimization plan
  • Enablement of real-time spend dashboarding, recommendations, and analytics
  • FinOps CoE training and enablement

Innovation

  • Use of cost-optimized systems, storage strategies, and optimized striping
  • Leveraging whitespace solutions beyond the SAP footprint
  • Leveraging Cloud-native automation and AI