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Hess is looking to take more of its SAP estate into the cloud

Hess is looking to take more of its SAP estate into the cloud

Energy provider Hess Corporation said this week that the company has migrated its SAP HANA test, development and QA environments to Virtustream’s cloud platform.

Hess runs its production SAP environment in its on premise datacentre but enlisted Virtustream to help move its non-production workloads to the cloud, in a bid to switch to a more OPEX-focused billing model.

According to consulting and SAP partner Virtustream, Hess may also look to deploy production workloads in the cloud as well. Hess is already using Virtustream to help manage its on premise SAP implementations, and recently started using the company’s backup and disaster services.

“Hess is a great example of a large company taking advantage of the many benefits of deploying HANA in the cloud,” said Michael Hoch, senior vice president for cloud advisory services at Virtustream.

“They wanted their SAP HANA environment in the cloud up and running quickly for production and non-production purposes.”

The companies completed the implementation in 10 days – which Virtustream said was about a third of the time originally scheduled for the migration.

Virtustream has sought to make a name for itself in the cloud migration space in a bid to appeal to enterprises looking to port their legacy SAP and Oracle estates over to the cloud. Earlier in the summer the company announced a partnership with Colt in a deal that will see the two companies work together to help migrate enterprises to SAP’s cloud platform and SAP HANA.

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