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A lot of business owners who have already invested in an SAP installation dismiss SAP HANA® as a costly, unneeded upgrade in spite of its impressive performance. In reality, the costs have been greatly overstated, but not the benefits. An SAP HANA cloud can save your organization money and time, while boosting performance across your IT infrastructure.

SAP HANA isn’t as pricey as you’ve heard. It’s no surprise that many businesses get serious sticker shock when contemplating an SAP HANA cloud. Servers for onsite enterprise application hosting aren’t cheap to begin with, but SAP HANA appliances, with their optimized processors, optimized memory, and redundant hardware can seem particularly pricey. Tailored Data Integration gives businesses the option of building out on existing hardware, but it’s complex and requires outside support.

Yet, a recent cost-based analysis shows that migrating an SAP implementation to HANA can save money — even on hardware. An average organization would save 37% on the TCO over just 3 years — and that doesn’t even factor in the business benefits.

HANA’s Hardware data compression reduces server requirements, cutting hardware expenses. HANA’s ability to dissolve boundaries between transactional, operational, and analytical functions cuts middleware, slashing software costs. On top of that, HANA is easier and less time-consuming to optimize and use than other SAP implementations, which means less money spent on administrative and development. Your mileage may vary based on needs, existing licenses and other factors, but if you still view SAP HANA as a pricey luxury, it’s time to take another look.

A managed cloud can make SAP HANA even more affordable. Whatever SAP implementation you’re running, building and operating it onsite isn’t cheap. Costs include:

  • Power
  • Heating and cooling
  • Hardware maintenance and replacement
  • Disaster recovery hardware and infrastructure
  • Administration, optimization, and bug-fixing
  • Lost productivity due to outages

But the good news? Symmetry’s SAP HANA cloud services can cut costs across the board, saving you up to 50% on hardware, alone. Our partners only pay for the hardware they use, which means you won’t have to stock up on extra hardware for future growth.

Symmetry’s managed IT services can save even more on the design, migration and day-to-day operation of your SAP HANA cloud. Our SAP-certified team provides a complete range of SAP Managed Services, and boast some of the best customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. We’ll keep your system optimized, stable and secure, leaving your internal IT free to focus on strategic goals.

Symmetry’s cloud disaster recovery services provide further savings. You’ll pay a low monthly rate, covering only the resources used. In an emergency, you could quickly scale up to a backup installation. To have that flexibility with onsite DR, you’d need to build and operate an entire redundant system. And with your cloud disaster recovery safe in our secure data center, your data will be secure even if a flood or fire damages your facilities.

Early adopters will thrive in the SAP HANA cloud. SAP HANA goes way beyond incremental improvement. It’s a blazingly fast system that cuts software complexity, allowing businesses to revolutionize mission critical applications while saving money. Join the Symmetry SAP HANA cloud while your competitors still think it’s just a costly frill. By the time they figure it out, they’ll have some serious catching up to do.

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Curtis Gaska - Solution Architect

Curtis Gaska - Solution Architect

Curtis Gaska is a solution architect on Symmetry's expert SA team, delivering complete SAP® technical solutions from upgrades to complex landscape implementations. Curtis pairs his sound SAP technical expertise with sales skills to knowledgably advise clients, and prospective clients of Symmetry’s services and product offerings throughout each stage of the sales cycle.

Curtis has a unique ability to deliver technical knowledge to create customs solutions per the client requirements, by not only taking the technical specifications into consideration but also the business drivers particular to that organization in turn creating an optimal SAP environment. This skilled approached includes scoping, planning, and execution of various projects including Migrations/Upgrades/Installs, Hosting and ongoing Managed Services. He also stays abreast of the latest technologies such as road mapping solutions for client’s to leverage SAP HANA® in their current environment to then be hosted in Symmetry’s state-of- the -art Datacenter.