Sysfore Case Study – SAP on Microsoft Azure

This case study is on a  global technology consulting firm, focused on leveraging emerging technologies for innovation and application modernization in Banking & Finance, Utilities, CPG, Retail, Technology, Media and Entertainment Industries. It partners with companies to identify new technology strategies to help businesses transform, in order to advance performance and competitiveness. They have over 100 clients globally.

Scenario:

A Global Technology Consulting firm used Microsoft Azure to migrate their existing SAP workload to the cloud, offering them redundancy, flexibility and scalability.

Business Needs:

The client’s internal and external training programs and demos use SAP IDES (Internet Demonstration & Evaluation System), which are demo systems running SAP modules and applications for training purposes. Accessing these internal training programs across different global locations posed hurdles in connectivity as their standalone SAP servers were unreachable and lacked redundancy/fault tolerance. Implementing SAP on-premise brought additional challenges like delays, security, scalability and capacity planning.
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DevOps on the AWS Platform

DevOps on AWS has always been a critical business decision for many businesses. Its becoming important for businesses to analyse when to use native tools and applications and when they need to turn to a third party partner to help them manage their infrastructure, especially if they are opting to use the public cloud for their devops strategy.

AWS has two key features like scalability and API automation which makes it the go to platform for a DevOps model. However, the challenge arises when enterprises using legacy systems for the longest time, treat Ops as a secondary decision in the business.

Sysfore Technologies, a Bangalore based cloud management provider and AWS partner, helps businesses move to DevOps on AWS.

Sysfore’s transition from web hosting to cloud computing, and shifting from  siloed working groups to DevOps, took some years to implement. We had many challenges from customer demand for newer services and getting people with the right skill set to gain the internal expertise required to manage this platform. But today, we have seen immense growth and we keep adding new products, services and functionalities in our AWS portfolio .Says Ajith Mathew George- CTO- Sysfore Technologies.

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Cloud Security Roadblocks – Think about these!

Organizations are jumping on the cloud bandwagon in drove these days. The latest survey by RightScale Inc., a cloud portfolio control service, indicates more than 90% of agencies are using some  form of cloud technology. They are concerned with the cloud security roadblocks that businesses face repeatedly.

Considering the wide interest in this cloud movement, cloud security is foremost on their minds. What’s stopping them from fully adopting cloud technology is the fear that cloud computing can’t be trusted because you aren’t in control of the data outside your network.

Questions like “how is my data stored? Is it encrypted? Are there access control methods in place, which will prevent unauthorized access.” and many more are on the minds of managers.

cloud security roadblocks
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