SAP released their new core ERP product S/4HANA in 2015 and mandated all its customers to migrate to this product by 2027. Unlike technical upgrades, converting legacy SAP ECC systems to S/4HANA are large transformation projects. SAP S/4HANA’s in-memory database engine requires a SAP certified compute architecture capable of scaling physical memory inline with the size of the HANA database. Cloud is an option to meet the constantly changing infrastructure requirements but , a public cloud strategy might not be suitable for every organization. The move to S/4HANA present challenges such as:
- Huge CAPEX or upfront investment
- Re-implementation to a new system rather than a simple ECC to S/4HANA conversion
- Meeting compliance and regulatory requirements
- Migration to public cloud platforms may limit customizations and require integration to other systems
SAP HANA as a service, a joint solution from Wipro with HPE Greenlake, provides a lucrative alternative. This solution combines the IP, service offering, and center of excellence (CoE) from Wipro. It also includes a complete set of solutions and services from HPE with SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) configurations and HPE base configurations to create new possibilities for your business.
The solution offers public cloud-like experience in the data center of your choice. You get simplicity, agility, and economics of public cloud combined with the security and performance benefits of on-premise IT.