bigstock-manager-accessing-human-resour-89929211-1-300x200A 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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About Kevin Knuese - Vice President of SAP Solutions

As Vice President of SAP Solutions, Kevin Knuese leads Symmetry’s SAP Cloud Hosting and SAP HANA solution development efforts. After decades of problem solving within the IT world, Knuese provides strategic leadership to help navigate the complex world of SAP application management for Symmetry’s valued customers. Working shoulder to shoulder with our customers’ executive management team, Knuese assess business requirements to ensure the IT infrastructure in place is meeting the enterprise needs, while providing operational guidance to leverage emerging technologies. Knuese ensures Symmetry customers are delivered tailored enterprise cloud solutions that are expertly managed, with state-of-the art security and built in scalability to grow as our customers’ businesses grow. He is a sought after thought leader and can be frequently seen presenting on the main stage at leading edge IT conferences in the U.S. and around the world.