Syslink Xandria, the global leader in software automation and management solutions for SAP systems, today announces the launch of its Cloud Action capabilities. These represent the first solution on the market for multi-cloud and hybrid management tools, that dynamically auto-scales SAP systems running on public clouds (AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform and others). The solution provides enterprises and IT managed service providers (MSPs) a way to dramatically reduce their ongoing cloud costs and SAP maintenance time.
Moving SAP to the cloud promises to improve operations, offer better security, and reduce costs. Syslink Xandria reduces costs by using multiple SAP performance metrics to automatically spin up or down application servers and take advantage of additional cloud resources. It uses these multi-source metrics to identify system performance degradation, and when additional resources are needed, the platform spins-up pre-configured application servers on-the-fly. The SAP system can then take advantage of this additional cloud capacity.
Similarly, if system elements are not used temporarily, the system identifies this and scales down the cloud environment. For example, for a business that does not work on weekends, Syslink Xandria identifies the drop in activity and reduces the size of the cloud at the end of the week. It then brings it back automatically when work picks up again at the beginning of the week.
Traditionally, managing multiple SAP and non-SAP environments on-premise and with different cloud providers required multiple tools has been a cumbersome task. Using Syslink Xandria, IT service providers can manage different environments in a secured multi-tenant environment, as well as manage different clouds from different providers with a single solution and single sign-in.
“The Cloud Actions from Syslink Xandria are a game changer,” said Michael Haase, founder of Managecore, an SAP managed service provider that has been beta testing the product. “Using this solution we can manage AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well as all of our customer’s SAP environment in one single solution. It dynamically allocates cloud resources based on the systems’ performance, saving our customers a substantial amount of money.”
“The leading cloud providers offer an innovative way to deploy SAP systems, however, in order for customers to benefit from their dynamicity, they needed a way to get insights to their SAP operations.” said Bernd Engist, CTO of Syslink Xandria. “Syslink Xandria looks into the actual real-time SAP operations and business KPIs and automatically adjusts the size of the cloud environment.”
With 83% of workloads set to be in the cloud by 2020, Syslink Xandria couldn’t be more necessary for enterprises than right now. Though, companies’ migration to the cloud will not be without its challenges, like security and compliance, and performance degradation. Solutions like Syslink Xandria are leading the way in making this as smooth and cost-effective transition as possible.
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Disclosure: This article includes a client of an Espacio portfolio company