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Top reasons why you should migrate to Microsoft Azure from SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud today!

At, we hear a lot from customers who are using HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and most of it is complaints and bad experiences that they have on an ongoing basis.

Here are the top 4:

1. Lack of full control over infrastructure – you have to go to HEC support team for almost any and everything you want to change whether small or big!

2. Unacceptably high response times when provisioning new infrastructure – isn’t cloud all about on-demand resources?

3. No transparency on cost – you sign annual contracts and that too fixed ones, and all this time we were thinking Cloud means Pay as You Use and for only what you use!

4. Support is limited to SAP software – biggest pain point and key reason customers want full control over their infrastructure so that they can resolve not covered by SAP promptly

When you migrate to Azure from HEC, not only do you get rid of these ongoing problems but also get other immediate benefits:

1. SAP is deployed under your own Azure tenant

2. You have full transparency and 100% control over infrastructure

3. Quickly scale up or down infrastructure capacity to meet fluctuating business demands

4. 99.9% guaranteed uptime greatly reduces the risk of an outage

5. Effortlessly spin up environments for new projects, training or testing purposes in hours, rather than months/weeks (and only pay for what you use)

6. Easy integration with other business applications, including Office365

7. Delve into a feature rich platform that links business applications to a variety of cutting-edge technologies such as Mobility, Data & Analytics, IoT, AI & Cognitive Services, and Security & Identity etc.

8. Reduce IT infrastructure costs by 45% to 75% and only pay for the capacity and services that you use

Finally, the most important oneGet a comprehensive Azure and SAP managed services experience.

Let’s get into this in a bit more detail as this is where you get the most value of being out of HEC into Azure.

Your partnership with and Microsoft Azure delivers great value!

As part of this strategic partnership, you will get comprehensive Azure and SAP Managed Services.

Let's look at Azure Managed Services potfolio:


Infrastructure Monitoring

Uptime Check

Alerts Configuration

Backup Monitoring

Storage Bucket (Blob Storage) Monitoring

Performance Dashboards

CPU / Memory / Storage Utilization Monitoring

Network and Utilisation Monitoring

Cost Optimization

Cost Trend Analysis and Reporting

Cost Optimisation Recommendations


Backup Monitoring - Daily / Weekly

Infrastructure Utilisation

Inventory Report - Monthly

MIS Report - Monthly

Firewall Report - Daily / Weekly


Gateway Firewall Configuration on Cloud side

VM Firewall Configuration on Cloud Side

OS Patch Management & Hardening incl SSH

OS Security Kernel Parameters

Instance Security Group Management

System Administration

Log Housekeeping

Storage Administration

Package Installation

Kernel Parameters (Only OS related parameters)

OS Limits Configuration

NTP Setup

DNS Configuration

Routing Configuration

Driver Installation

On Premise Hardware Troubleshooting

Patch Management

OS & Patch Upgrade

Network Administration

Network Design and Subnetting

Routing Configuration

VPN Tunnel Establishment

ExpressRoute / Direct Connect / Partner Interconnect Configuration

On Premise Network Configuration

Gateway Configuration (Cloud)

Firewall Appliance Configuration

Policy Configuration

Policy Monitoring

Routing Configuration

LDAP Setup

VPN Configuration

Patch Upgrade

Version / Firmware Upgrade

Disaster Recovery(If Applicable)

Implement DR setup

Develop disaster recovery plan

Monitoring of data replication to secondary site

Maintenance and change management for systems at DR site

Execute DR Tests (data center and technical system infrastructure

Execution of productive failover in case of an officially declared disaster

Execute DR Drills

Let's look at SAP Managed Services potfolio:


Analyse SAP system log and fix technical failures

Monitor SAP work and update processes

Monitor & Analyse lock entries

Check for ABAP dumps

Administer SAP Logon Groups

Troubleshoot SAP system performance issues

Client & System Copy Operations

Create, Copy, Delete Client & System Refresh

Perform client export/import and System Copy operations

Transport Clients between SAP systems

Investigate & resolve technical errors.)

Interface Administration

Administer batch input sessions

Administer IDOCs

Supervise ALE scenarios

Monitor interface middleware

Monitoring of SAP-Connect

Monitoring of interface scripts/jobs

Restart of interface jobs


Initialize escalation process if necessary

System & Notes Installation

Installation of SAP system

Technical configuration (post-processing) of installed systems

Integration of system with other SAP systems

Apply SAP Notes

Implementation of Kernel patches

Change Control & Output Management

Configure and maintain SAP STMS, setup of transport routes

Transfer and release of transport requests

Execute transports to move objects between SAP systems

Troubleshooting STMS

Analyze faulty output requests (transaction SP01)

Reorganize SAP spool system to keep system clean

Troubleshooting spool- and print-problems

Job Scheduling

Define & Distribute production job schedule

Define job dependencies

Schedule (via SM36 --> standard jobs), check and monitor standard SAP system batch jobs to facilitate best-practice housekeeping of SAP system

Monitoring and restart of application batch jobs

Support Pack Upgrade

Generate stack file

Apply support package using SUM

SPAU/SPDD adjustment & Testing( Out of Scope)

Backup Management

schedule period backup of database and log file

period test of database recovery using backup

Proactive Services

Analyse SAP EWA reports

Prepare SAP service sessions session

Identify end-user performance problems

Provide application performance analysis (e.g. ABAP)

Database Management

Monitor database resource consumption

Perform database extensions

Monitor table extension parameters

Monitor database for technical issues

Schedule periodic statistical database collectors

Reorganize database logs

Maintain/change database parameters

Start/stop database

Management of standby databases for high availability

Create and check optimizer statistics

Perform upgrades of database

Apply database patches

Perform database backups and restore

Perform table/tablespace/database reorg


Solution manager- setup and configure EWA, technical monitoring etc..

Provide data user/change management for audit

Basis support during SAP user license audit

Daily , weekly and monthly MIS and quarterly governance meeting

Maintain activity groups

Define overall security plan & profile requirements

Support client audit requirements around security profiles

OSS connection Open/Close

SAP Router Start/Stop connectivity with SAP systems

Dynapt’s Azure & SAP Managed Services offerings help enterprises overcome complex, high-cost Azure & SAP technology & deployment landscapes, resulting in improved infrastructure, application performance, and better business results.

Contact us today, we are on standby with our team of certified Azure architects and SAP consultants to help you get the best of Azure!

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