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Migrating SAP to the Cloud

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3 Migrating SAP to the Cloud | How to transform your enterprise backbone into a competitive advantage Powering critical workloads with the cloud In 2009, Netflix had the goal of becoming a global entertainment company. Seven years later, Netflix unplugged its last data center, going all-in on the cloud to support this initiative. With scale and access to global IT resources, it was able to more easily support a user-base of 86 million members that spanned 190 countries and collectively streamed 150 million hours of video per day¹. By offloading infrastructure management and implementing a DevOps culture, Netflix gained freedom to experiment and the means to do so rapidly, allowing their development teams to deliver new value to their customers. As of 2019, the Netflix user base has ballooned to over 160 million globally². In 2012, Lyft was a ridesharing startup born in the cloud, supporting users in the San Francisco area. With rapid access to geographically distributed IT resources, Lyft was able to grow to 60 cities by April 2014, including a massive launch of 24 cities in 24 hours during that same month. Now, this dramatic expansion has reached over 200 cities, facilitating 14 million rides per month. Along the way, Lyft has adopted a multitude of new cloud- native technologies that enable them to drive efficiency and more easily innovate their offerings. In one particular instance, Lyft's data science team used a cloud-native data warehouse solution to discover that 90% of users requested rides on similar routes, in a similar time frame during peak demand. This insight lead to the launch of Lyft Line, a shared ride service that allows users to share a vehicle with other passengers for significant savings. According to Lyft CTO, Chris Lambert, Lyft Line is the company's biggest driver of growth in its biggest markets³. These are just two examples of the many large-scale companies that rely on the cloud to run critical IT operations. What these companies and many others are finding is that doing so is not only feasible, but also a realistic means to rapidly build competitive advantages. Extending cloud benefits to SAP landscapes Supporting this notion is the growing number of enterprises that choose the cloud to run SAP landscapes – some of the most critical and deeply integrated workloads in one's IT environment. Enterprises running SAP on the cloud include BP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Liberty Mutual, ENGIE, and thousands more. As a result, these businesses are realizing greater cost-efficiency and agility to power their enterprise backbone. By reading this eBook, you'll further understand why you should be thinking about migrating your SAP workloads to the cloud today. This eBook includes insights, advice, and real-world examples that explain how cloud benefits translate to your SAP environments, considerations for migrating successfully, and how the cloud can transform SAP into the foundation of your competitive differentiation. ¹ https://youtu.be/SorHbAiZ918 ² https://financesonline.com/number-of-netflix-subscribers/ ³ https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/lyft/ Introduction

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