Top 5 Benefits of Migrating SAP on Microsoft Azure


Apr 09

Top 5 Benefits of Migrating SAP on Microsoft Azure

Nowadays, the necessity of the cloud has become an essential service aspect of fulfilling the effective management of organizational workflows. Microsoft Azure makes it possible by offering businesses an executive opportunity of building, managing, and deploying the applications on a cost-effective, global and enterprise-grade network. Microsoft Azure’s partnership with SAP provides a complete, regimented and secure infrastructure system, capable of handling substantial workloads while furnishing the innovative solutions in a specified time.

For most practical purposes, SAP on Azure is deployed as a SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS offering. All these processes can undertake in either of the following ways.

  • Azure-only deployments – Migrating the entire SAP framework to Azure, where there is no scope for SAP systems to function within the general operational landscape.
  • Hybrid-structure deployments – Combining SAP on Azure within the On-Prem domains and integrating their procedures and processes to facilitate organizational agility.


Here are the top 5 benefits of seizing SAP on Microsoft Azure.

1. Multiple Deployment Options

Microsoft Azure supports a diverse range of SAP products such as SAP Business One, SAP Business Suite, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA, and SAP Hybris. SAP on Azure can be deployed as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Also, Microsoft Azure supports hybrid solutions to integrate On-Prem domains or capable of migrating your SAP landscape, ranging from S/3 to S/4HANA to Microsoft Azure. Azure also provides 30+ HANA offerings up to 20+ TB of size based on the scale-up and 100+ TB for scale-out certification. Besides, SAP also supports multiple OS and Platforms, including Oracle, SQL, Sybase, and more.

2. Cut Costs and Lower CapEx

Instead of On-Prem hardware, using SAP on Azure saves an average of $7.2 M. Organizations can also start their earnings with other features, including Azure Site Recovery for DR, Reserved VM Instances, vCPU constraint for the SQL or Oracle DB-based SAP Systems. Making the most of these features, many organizations have reduced Data Center costs, achieved up to 100% ROI, and achieved more savings reducing downtime and delays. According to Forrester Consulting, it is said that the surveyed enterprises managed to save $7.2 M in anticipated hardware costs by migrating their SAP applications to Azure.

3. Higher Reliability & Scalability

Microsoft Azure offers spacious storage up to 12 TB size of VM, 24 TB of size for Scale-up, 120 TB of size for Scale-out bare-metal offering for the HANA Databases. In contrast, Azure Ultra SSD offers a single disk capable of 160k IOPS, 2 GBPS with below 1 MS of latency. A few examples of the capabilities when hosting SAP on Azure are HANA System replication, storage replication, and host auto-failover. Its offerings, such as 99% availability for its VM appliances, lowering the customers’ downtime to almost zero represents its reliability.

4. Secure your Systems

SAP Solutions on Azure protects your systems through replication capabilities. With compelling features such as Automated Backup & DR Systems, you can witness the data and applications’ security. You can also create System Replication between the Cloud and On-Prem solutions, or even the multi-region DR Systems with the help of SAP’s current backup capabilities at any point in time. Also, Microsoft has invested $1 Billion in a year into their security and compliance offerings. With its multiple options, customers can utilize many services such as Azure Sentinel, Azure Active Directory – tailored to multiple parts of your existing systems. Whether your option is Threat monitoring or backups, Identity Management, SAP on Microsoft Azure Cloud gives you assurance towards your Applications and Systems.

5. Advanced Analytics

Implementations such as SAP S/4HANA on Azure, SAP Workloads to Azure allow the organizations to gain real-time insights via predictive analytics. With the help of Microsoft Azure offerings, you can improve your decision-making. Irrespective of the industry you fall into, you can migrate SAP Application to Microsoft Azure by managing your data and Infrastructure with an all-in-one platform. Monitoring your tasks and their results, SAP Solutions on Azure also allows you to find the bugs in-time and fix them accordingly. With its diverse offerings, organizations can also upgrade their resources at no time and cost sometimes.

Suneratech, with its decades of cloud expertise, enables organizations scale their existing SAP infrastructure or Workloads to Azure with zero upfront or investment cost using its Zero Cost Cloud Migration approach. With this reliable approach, organizations can achieve 30-40% of savings and get continual support.