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The question isn’t so much whether you can afford to migrate to SAP HANA® — it’s whether you can afford not to. As next-generation hosting and managed services continue to plummet in price, organizations are rethinking their onsite hosting strategies, and making the leap to the SAP HANA cloud. Here’s why Symmetry’s managed cloud beats both new HANA appliances and Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI):

Cost Benefits of the SAP HANA Cloud

As we showed in SAP HANA Cloud Migration: Appliances and TDI, the high costs of SAP HANA hardware can discourage SMBs from even considering a move to HANA. CapEx depends on use case and — in the case of TDI — pre-existing hardware, but a typical organization can expect to spend about $129,000 upfront. OpEx runs $287,323 for the first three years, for a TCO of around $416,323.

Moving to the SAP HANA cloud eliminates CapEx entirely. Initial costs like hardware, software, configuration and patching are handled by the SAP managed services provider; you’re literally getting SAP HANA cloud migration for free, meaning you’ll only have to budget for modest monthly OpEx expenses.

For a typical organization, OpEx is $7,980 per month, or $287,280 over three years. That adds up to a savings of $129,043 in TCO over the first three years, which is the price of purchasing and configuring your own hardware in the first place. It’s almost like getting your software and hardware for free!

Hardware servicing and replacement are included in your monthly SAP HANA cloud fee, so you won’t have to choose between the performance degradation of aging infrastructure and the high cost of new appliances or TDI; we’ll keep everything running at peak performance on cutting edge hardware.

Other Benefits of the SAP HANA Cloud

As your organization continues to grow, our enterprise cloud will grow with you. We’ll strategically plan future SAP Implementations, upgrades and migrations, resizing and re-engineering your SAP HANA cloud to handle new applications and increased workload. And because you’ll only pay for the resources you use, you won’t have to purchase costly hardware upgrades ahead of time; your OpEx will not increase until you actually need more compute.

Revolutionize Your IT Infrastructure in the Managed Cloud

With Symmetry’s high-security data center footprint and complete suite of cloud and hosting solutions, an SAP HANA cloud migration is only the beginning. We can cut staffing costs and decrease the burden on internal IT with SAP Basis supportSAP security services and other ERP managed services.

We can get your business ready for anything with cloud disaster recovery. We can even engineer a hybrid cloud, integrating your legacy servers or low-latency onsite hardware into our private managed cloud.Contact us to learn how Symmetry can support your organization, through its transition to the SAP HANA cloud and beyond.


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.