UXC Oxygen partners with Amazon Web Services to provide cloud provisioning for SAP customers

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Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company, the largest specialist SAP software and services company in Australia and New Zealand, is teaming up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer on-demand processing power via the cloud for SAP customers.

Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company General Manager of Consulting Australia, Mark Finlayson, says Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company is working with AWS in Australia and New Zealand to provide flexible, cost-effective infrastructure-as-a-service provisioning to SAP customers who want to move some, or all, of their SAP environment to the cloud.

“By partnering with AWS we are able to offer customers true cloud flexibility. Using Amazon’s Australian-based data centre, customers will be able to ramp up processing power when they have heightened demand, but equally, reduce it immediately when it is no longer needed.”

The AWS partnership further extends Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company’s existing SAP hosting services, says Finlayson. “We already provide a range of different SAP cloud offerings, including Oxygen onDemand – a solution that gives customers a seamless blend of infrastructure, SAP software and specialist support services, and the SAP Suite of OnDemand solutions.”
AWS offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enables SAP customers to run their enterprise applications and big data projects in the cloud. Finlayson says one of the key benefits of AWS cloud computing model is the ability to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with the customer’s business.

“By using this service our SAP customers can remove the need for costly capital expenditure on infrastructure refreshment projects. Instead, they can pay a low regular operating expense to access the processing power they need to ensure their SAP system is running at optimum levels for the business.”

Finlayson says AWS is certified by SAP and is the global dominant player in the provision of public cloud computing. “It has built its reputation on cost effectiveness and has the scale to successfully service the need for cloud provisioning in the enterprise application market.”

Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company will offer customers wanting to migrate from in-premise SAP infrastructure to cloud provisioning a choice of one-year or three-year subscription based contracts. “Customers can choose to pay monthly, yearly or at whatever interval best suits their financial requirements.” Finlayson says the ability to ‘dial up’ extra processing power on demand will be attractive to SAP customers.

“We are already seeing a number of large corporate SAP customers trial the infrastructure-as-a-service for batch processing activities. The up-front cost reduction is one advantage, but it also benefits customers wanting to establish test and development environments as well.”

When a customer wants to implement new SAP functionality it often has to source new infrastructure to establish its test environment, says Finlayson, and in some instances customers have to sacrifice processing power from their ‘live’ landscape.

“By using Amazon’s cloud provisioning, customers can simply order extra processing power to run a new instance of their existing system, and once they have established their quality assurance processes they can begin development and testing scenarios.”

The cloud provisioning model is also an ideal way for customers interested in HANA – SAP’s new super fast database appliance – to establish and trial the technology, Finlayson says.
Finlayson says Oxygen, a DXC Technologies Company is currently working with a number of customers to give them a deeper insight into the provisioning model.

“We want to ensure each customer has a clear understanding of the service and the associated migration and integration efforts that are involved to get it underway. We are also developing comprehensive change management plans to ensure a seamless and secure transition is achieved when the new service is adopted.”