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Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security


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Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.


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Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.


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Chapter 4: The Launch Phase

This chapter examines the first of four phases every cloud implementation should have, beginning with the Launch phase and opening with an explanation of on-boarding methodology. While not a rehash of project management methodology, it provides best practice recommendations for selecting a project team, finding a partner, establishing project governance, creating project plans, reviewing and defining scope and transition, defining priorities, and refining roles and responsibilities.


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Chapter 3: SAP on the Cloud: In Depth

This chapter examines SAP’s new cloud platform based on SAP HANA and how it is different not only from other similar applications but even from other SAP implementations. It also makes the case for on-premise implementations versus cloud managed services. It asks the question: If my SAP implementation is mission critical, should it be on the cloud? It also presents an overview of the methodology of moving SAP to the cloud, including a detailed discussion of SAP’s newest cloud platform based on SAP S/4HANA.


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Why Choose the Cloud?

Chapter 2 Excerpt - SAP in the Cloud: Migration Roadmap
For enterprises, moving to the cloud is no longer a question of if, but when. Three-quarters of you are already there in some form, taking advantage of the speed and scalability that the cloud offers. The popularity and benefits of the cloud do not mean that enterprises are abandoning traditional IT systems. The IT of the future, if we examine the trends, is that there will always be some form of hybrid IT landscape. Some recent reports predict that more than 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017.
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Chapter 2: Why Choose the Cloud?

Companies are choosing the cloud to deliver responsive IT and to innovate the way people work. Regardless of your role in your organization, you may find that cloud computing can open the door to business transformation. This chapter attempts to explain some of those advantages.


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Chapter 1: A Review of the Cloud

There is a good chance you’ve purchased this book because you have decided the cloud is where you need your SAP applications to be. Before we take you through the process of justifying your project, let’s spend some time getting to know SAP on the cloud. 


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Foreword: About This Book

This book is a sequel to SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide, published by insiderBOOKS. While that volume made the case for why you should move your SAP applications to the cloud, this book will explain how to do it.


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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

    Read More
  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

    Read More
  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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