From zero to Azure in eleven days - thanks to Arvato Systems
A well-known financial services provider, whose solutions are used by more than 49,000 companies worldwide, has decided to transform its IT systems and operate them in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. There is no question that companies benefit enormously from cloud-based operation of their IT systems in terms of scalability and flexibility.
The company was in a major transformation project to implement a global cloud strategy. The aim was to use the entire application landscape – 170 applications from areas such as business, finance, CRM and ERP – using technologies such as Big Data in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. A decisive milestone in the implementation of this ambitious transformation project was a global SAP implementation project. Arvato Systems completed the implementation within just eleven working days, ensuring compliance with the entire project planning.
Thanks to good teamwork and the specialists of Arvato Systems, the project was completed in a very short time. After just four days, the entire infrastructure including networks, virtual machines and database-as-a-service, was up and running. Within only eleven working days, 31 servers and eleven fully configured SAP systems equipped with backup data were set up. This ensured the timely start of the global SAP implementation project.
As a multi-cloud service integrator, Arvato Systems knows exactly what it takes to successfully operate SAP systems in the cloud. Building, maintaining and commissioning complex IT landscapes is part of the service provider's core business. With over 40 years of SAP project and operational experience, Arvato Systems has extensive expertise in SAP implementation. Thanks to Infrastructure-as-Code, managed with Terraform, every step up to SAP installation is available as code and reproducible at the touch of a button. An automated deployment of the CI/CD pipeline based on Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services is possible after technical approval - and thus meets the highest governance requirements.
The implementation of the global SAP project could start on schedule because the required system environments were ready on time. Arvato Systems will subsequently support the installation of approximately 260,000 SAPSE in the Azure Cloud in the coming months.