Seaco Goes Live with SAP on AWS

UK SAP Service Partner Lemongrass Consulting Limited announces it has completed one of the world’s largest productive SAP migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Seaco now runs its entire IT estate on the AWS cloud, thanks to the migration programme planned and executed by Lemongrass and the Seaco IT team.   The global SAP Landscape now within AWS includes: ERP, CRM, BW, Portal, BI, Content Server and Solution Manager, and all management tools and applications previously hosted in a traditional Data Centre, were also migrated to cloud.

One of the core business drivers behind its move to AWS has been the proven ability to scale up capacity when required. Seaco’s critical billing run time was slashed by 75%, significantly improving this business critical process while providing a solid platform for growth. The migration also helps Seaco to make significant annual cost savings.

Eamonn O’Neill, Director at Lemongrass, said “At Lemongrass, we believe in using technology to bring real agility to SAP customers. We are always on the look out for abilities to help companies do what they need to do faster, quicker, better. With this migration, we have proved that the SAP on AWS offering is no longer in the future, but is something for now and open for all enterprises.”

Seaco Global CIO, Carlos Galiano, added “At Seaco, we are constantly looking for innovative solutions to improve our operations and be responsive to our customers’ demands.  Moving our entire IT Landscape to the secure AWS cloud has significantly improved our ability to respond to business requirements.  Our performance of SAP on AWS is off the scale, we will be able to provision infrastructure for projects much more quickly and cheaply.  This is without question a very successful transition."

Lemongrass and Seaco will be presenting on this programme at the AWS Summit in London on April 15th (http://aws.amazon.com/summits/london/).

Achieving the Benefits from SAP on AWS

Lemongrass can now demonstrate that running SAP on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platform can achieve Higher Performance, Higher Agility and Lower Costs.

Lemongrass Consulting, an AWS Reseller since 2010 and Advanced Partner since 2013, have been working with AWS for 5 years on helping customers run their SAP workloads on AWS.  We have leveraged our deep SAP Technical expertise to the AWS platform to ensure that SAP systems can run faster and more cheaply than alternative platforms.

We have recently completed a migration project for Seaco Global.  This project migrated, amongst other systems, the entire SAP Landscape and has allowed Seaco to achieve the key benefits of Higher Performance, Higher Agility and Lower Costs. This is the first such referenceable  project in the UK, and you can hear more about the project directly from Seaco and Lemongrass at the AWS Summit, on 15th April, 2015 in London.  Or, alternatively, please drop us a note and we can organise a 1-on-1 session with you.

Domciled in Barbados with significant offices in Singapore and elsewhere around the world, Seaco Global has one of the world’s largest Sea Container Fleets.  Seaco provides a diversified high specification fleet to supply all of its customers’ needs.  www.seacoglobal.com

Lemongrass Consulting helps SAP centric organisations transform the workplace through mobile and cloud.  Based in the UK and serving countries across Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific, Lemongrass has developed a set of methods and tools aimed specifically at helping customer successfully take advantage of Cloud and Mobile to bring true agility to the SAP user base.www.lemongrassconsulting.com

Lemongrass and Seaco will be at the AWS Summit 2015 in London.  We will host a stand in the exhibitor hall and will be involved in 2 of the presentations.

Seaco VPC Design:  At 1:00 PM, Lemongrass will present on the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) implementation for Seaco.  This will discuss the design concepts adopted, and the rationale behind them, to ensure that Seaco could give agile control of access to their geographically distributed internal team, as well as 3rd party companies in remote locations.

Seaco, SAP on AWS:  At 3:05 PM Seaco will present in the main auditorium on their Cloud Migration programme.  Seaco migrated all of their SAP Landscape, including DR and Production, to AWS, as well as migrating all of their non-SAP systems.  In this session, Brendan O’Neill from Seaco, will explain the challenges overcome with AWS and the benefits they have accrued.

Exhibitor Hall:  We will be in stand S24.  Why not drop by and we can explain in more detail how to leverage AWS to reduce your cost of running SAP, while dramatically improving the agility in your SAP Landscape, just as Seaco were able to?  We can help you create a cost model for your landscape and understand how to calculate the ROI of AWS.

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