Legacy SAP Application Mothballing Automation with Lemongrass

Dramatically reduce the cost of legacy SAP & maintain easy access

The Lemongrass SAP Application Mothballing Automation offering takes advantage of the AWS consumption based, on demand pricing to retain a full copy of the legacy SAP application that only incurs cost when infrequently accessed. All configuration, transaction, master and audit data are retained. This is provided as a fully managed service with user self-service “apps” to start and stop the system when required.

This solution is supported by Lemongrass using their MiCloud SAP on AWS platform that is natively built on AWS.

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    Solution Highlights:

    • Access only when needed: The MiCloud automation platform dramatically reduces costs by enabling on-demand access to legacy SAP systems.
    •  Fully Certified, Production Ready Landing Zones: Scalable, production ready environments match your current SAP landscapes for easy transition.
    • Optimized licensing: Mothballed systems typically require fewer licenses, application changes, and maintenance which is captured for reduced costs.
    •  Fully managed option: Retire the need for legacy expertise and switch to focus on functional business deployment by having Lemongrass manage the environments.
    • AWS Credits For your Project: Leverage AWS credits to remove the infrastructure cost from your proof of concept (POC) project.
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    Key features:

    • Dramatic cost reduction: Remove the cost and time required to maintain infrequently accessed applications/data without the need for complex archiving and management.
    • Automated Start & Stop: Applications can be gracefully started and stopped, or set to automatically idle timeout to avoid accidental costs. When stopped only minimal storage costs apply.
    • Migrated to cost optimized OS/DB: As part of the migration applications are moved on to cost optimized Operating Systems, and also Database versions optimizing compute and licensing overheads.
    • Visible costing: A FinOps mobile application allows for daily visibility of costs and access to AWS price reductions and new machine images.
    • Optimize your licensing: Mothballed systems typically only require a handful of licenses, and as there are no further application changes, maintenance license costs can be avoided.
    • Fully managed landscape: Fully technical managed landscape to the application layer with full backup and recovery capability to a managed SLA.
    • No need to maintain technical skills: This Lemongrass managed service avoids the requirement to maintain legacy support skills within the organization further optimizing RUN efficiencies.
    • Cost: This depends upon your specific SAP scope but, a single mothball costs between £15,000 and £30,000 for the migration and incurs support costs between £600 and £1,000 per month. AWS costs are charged in addition and as incurred but are typically insignificant.

    SAP on AWS Competency Partners deliver SAP implementations, integrate relevant AWS services, and accelerate the ramp-up of new users. This solution was developed in collaboration with Lemongrass, an APN Advanced Tier Consulting Partner with the SAP and Managed Services Competencies.

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    Explore this solution with Lemongrass by leveraging a 1 month proof of concept. During this time, the Lemongrass team will demonstrate the benefits of the Lemongrass SAP Application Mothballing Automation offerin,g and build a business case with you.

    The result will depend on your specific SAP scope but a single landscape mothball costs between £15,000 and £30,000 for the migration and incurs support costs between £600 and £1,000 per month. AWS costs are charged in addition and as incurred but are typically insignificant

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    APN Partners with the SAP Competency designation offer consulting services to help you quickly discover value from this SAP solution. Follow these links to find more about these APN Partners and their consulting offers, and to request more information or support.

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