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5 Accelerating migration SAP landscapes are among the most critical and deeply integrated workloads in an enterprise's IT environment. Migrating your SAP landscape to the cloud enables you to modernize and integrate with AWS services to enable the greater agility needed for competitive advantage. You also have the flexibility to re-size your environment as needed. Other benefits include retiring technical debt, reducing TCO, and improving cost efficiency. These inspiring stories highlight two different types of successful migrations—from on-premises to AWS and from other cloud vendors to AWS. AWS Landing Zone Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Read the full Centrica, Capgemini, and AWS story. Centrica's on-premises SAP infrastructure, which included more than 100 servers, were nearing end of life. Centrica, which supplies energy services and solutions to over 26.2 million customers in the UK, Ireland, and the US, runs its financial systems on SAP S/4HANA. Its global operations team uses these systems to determine the company's financial position and deliver crucial monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. It was time for a migration. Because Centrica couldn't risk having any issues affect the performance of the software supporting its global enterprise, it chose to migrate from on-premises to AWS. Darren Miles Chief Information Officer, Centrica Working with AWS SAP Competency Partner Capgemini, Centrica migrated 15 SAP finance systems with approximately 35 terabytes of data to AWS in just 10 weeks without disruption—despite its team working remotely. After the migration, costs were reduced 20–30% compared with its on-premises solution. Centrica also reports that its SAP S/4HANA systems are now more agile than before. Thanks to the flexibility of AWS services like Amazon EC2, infrastructure and environments can be quickly scaled up and down as needed. This scalability supports requirements such as financial year-end reporting. The performance boost from AWS has enabled Centrica to capitalize on real-time insights available in SAP S/4HANA. Centrica's rapid switch to cloud reduces costs "Being able to access real-time data will bring us advantages in developing new products and services and the ability to scale new businesses in other markets." AWS solutions used Learn more

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