Migrating to the AWS Cloud in Near-Zero Downtime

Moving a large global CPG companies SAP EHP 4.7 system to the AWS Cloud using traditional methods required several major upgrade steps and an ensuing, long, migration cycle. This effort pointed to extended downtime during the transition, disrupting operations, which the business could not tolerate.

SAP in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers SAP customers the opportunity to achieve significant decreases in total cost of ownership (TCO), while simultaneously improving the agility, performance and resiliency of their SAP deployment.

Yet because SAP enables a variety of mission-critical business processes—including finance, human capital management, asset management, sales and procurement—it is important to choose a cloud service provider with extensive SAP experience.


Dr. Steele Arbeeny speaking about SNP’s methodology and customer case for AWS cloud migrations in Las Vegas, November 2016.



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Interrupting normal operations for an IT-migration presents significant challenges. Many SAP applications and databases are mission critical and demand round-the-clock availability, but traditional upgrades and migrations often require prolonged downtime. Even an extra hour or two of downtime may dramatically reduce an organization’s productivity.

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Due to the complex and mission-critical nature of SAP installations, enterprises looking to migrate SAP to the cloud should seek a provider able to deliver …

Extensive SAP Experience

To ensure a smooth transition to the cloud, it is essential to work with software that is intimately familiar with the SAP landscape.


The best indicator of a provider’s SAP knowledge and experience is their ability to help enterprises migrate their SAP instances to the cloud.

Assured Performance

In order to ensure a smooth SAP experience, the cloud platform must guarantee access to the compute, storage and network resources required by SAP.

“Doing any form of migration is not just a lift and move, and the challenges can be more significant depending on the current state of your SAP environment.”

Steele Arbeeny, CTO, SNP



Near-Zero Downtime migration to the cloud

To aid organizations in their transition to cloud environments with minimal downtime, SNP provides Near-Zero Downtime (NZD) migration services for enterprise applications. That includes business-critical support, expertise and practical experience to help eliminate the risks associated with migration.

Near-Zero Downtime is a procedure developed by SNP to carry out migration tasks within a very short system downtime.