Case Study: SAP S/4 HANA Greenfield Infra implementation

We helped one of the largest security service company in Singapore to adopt their first cloud application (SAP S/4 HANA) in Azure cloud

Industry

Security Management

Offering

Greenfield Implementation

Workload

SAP S/4 Hana on Cloud

Cloud

Azure

Project scope

— Greenfield Implementation with cross region DR

— 4 system SAP landscape

About the client

Established in the year 2004 in Singapore, the company provides an integrated suite of safety and security services to businesses, organizations and government agencies. These include infrastructure protection, escort of persons and goods, training and consultancy, and event and asset security management.

Business challenges

  • Full capacity in-house data centre​
  • Existing core application couldn’t cope with growing business needs which required an immediate S/4 implementation​
  • Required a quick transformation to cloud with TCO considerations

Solution

As a first time cloud adaptor, we enabled customer in adjusting to cloud ways of working with with 99.95% SLA at VM level and 99.99% at data resilience level using “well architected framework” approach​.

Our approach

Design & Architect

Cloud Infra deployment

Performance Benchmarking

OAT

PGLS & KT

Cost Optimization

01. Design & Architect

  • Requirement validation, Deployment architecture & Design document for S/4 and Fiori landscape

02. Cloud Infra deployment

  • Creating Azure a/c, create RG, users & Groups, create network components, deploy compute & storage for Dev, QA and Production environment
  • Implement infra security – OS hardening, apply security policy, etc  
  • Installed SAP HANA DB 

03. Performance Benchmarking

  • Install & configure load generators
  • Create & validate test scripts
  • Record and report results

04. OAT

  • Perform & Validate backup and restore
  • DR drill

05. PGLS & KT

  • Go-Live support
  • Create SoP, KT and Managed​ Service on boarding

06. Cost Optimization

  • Cost optimization through right sizing approach, Reserved Instance, System start/stop
  • Cost projection report for 3 years

Outcomes

Around 40% TCO reduction by using RI & instance start/stop

Cost effective low cost cross region DR solution to address region level failure

Right sized infra using SAP quick sizer and performance bench marking

Solution with 99.95% SLA at VM level and 99.99% at data resilience level using “well architected framework” approach

As a first time cloud adaptor, enabled customer in adjusting to cloud ways of working

Looking forward

We are glad to have played a key enabling role in the client’s IT transition to cloud during a period of crucial business transformation. We are committed to helping them leverage the advantages of cloud further to achieve and exceed their business objectives.

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