Die Microsoft Cloud in der Schweiz ist live

Lesen Sie die offiziellen Nachrichten hier: https://news.microsoft.com/de-ch/2019/08/28/die-microsoft-cloud-in-der-schweiz-fuer-die-schweiz/

Die beiden Microsoft Cloud-Rechenzentren in den Regionen Zürich und Genf sind in Betrieb! Ab sofort bietet Microsoft lokale Datenhaltung für Sicherheit und Kontrolle sowie Geo-Redundanz in den Regionen Zürich und Genf an. Während Azure und Office 365 in den kommenden Monaten in der Schweiz verfügbar sein werden, folgen Dynamics 365 und Power Platform voraussichtlich im Jahr 2020.

Die Microsoft Cloud Datencenter sind für uns eine Investition in der Schweiz – für die Schweiz. In den Gesprächen mit unseren Kunden ist ganz klar herausgekommen, dass die lokale Datenhaltung für sie extrem wichtig ist. Wir sind sehr stolz, dass wir jetzt in der Lage sind, das zu garantieren.

Marianne Janik, CEO von Microsoft Schweiz

Die Nachfrage nach der Microsoft Cloud in der Schweiz ist nachweislich hoch und kommt aus allen Unternehmensgrößen und Branchen. Die neuen Schweizer Rechenzentren unterstützen Unternehmen bei der Einhaltung der regulatorischen Anforderungen, da sie eine Disaster Recovery im Land mit Geo-Redundanz ermöglichen.

Die ‘Early Adopters’ der Schweizer Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft Azure-Dienste sind nun für eine Auswahl von Early Adopters verfügbar, die mehr als 30 Kunden und Partnerorganisationen umfasst. Warum setzen sie die Schweizer Microsoft Cloud ein?

  • UBS Group: Der weltweit größte Vermögensverwalter nutzt die Cloud, um einige Kerngeschäftsanwendungen zu modernisieren, digitale Kanäle auf globaler Ebene zu nutzen und ihre digitale Transformation zu ermöglichen.
  • Swiss Re Group: Die Schweizer Rückversicherungsorganisation nutzt die Cloud, um innovative Lösungen einzusetzen, Daten zu verarbeiten und kritische Anwendungen zu betreiben.
  • Die Mobiliar: Die älteste private Versicherungsgesellschaft der Schweiz setzt die Microsoft Cloud ein, um die Skalierbarkeit, Sicherheit, Leistung und Stabilität ihrer IT-Systeme und -Anwendungen zu gewährleisten.
  • BKW-Gruppe setzt die internationale Energie- und Infrastruktur auf Technologien wie Cloud, Künstliche Intelligenz, Internet der Dinge und Blockchain, um die Herausforderungen des Energiesektors wie die Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden zu bewältigen. Die neuen Rechenzentren ermöglichen es ihnen, die Vorschriften einzuhalten und die Daten in der Schweiz sicher zu speichern.
  • Skyguide: Mit der Cloud ist die Schweizer Flugsicherung in der Lage, die Flugsicherung auf Millionen von Drohnen auszuweiten und das Wachstum des Ökosystems durch die Integration mit anderen Anwendungen zu unterstützen.
  • Stadt Zug: Da die Stadtverwaltung die Speicherung von Daten innerhalb der Schweizer Landesgrenzen verlangt, ist der Einsatz von Office 365 in der Cloud nun möglich.

How can you move to the Swiss datacenters?

Hat Sie die lokale Dateneinhaltung daran gehindert, Ihre SAP-Landschaft in der Cloud einzusetzen? Jetzt ist das kein Thema mehr! Planen Sie jetzt mit uns Ihre SAP on Azure Migration.

Wir wollen für Sie Ihren individuellen SAP on Azure Business Case berechnen – dazu benötigen wir nur die Details Ihrer SAP-Landschaft, indem wir die folgende Excel-Vorlage ausfüllen: http://www.saponazure.cloud/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/06/SAP_System_Questionnaire_v1.4.xlsx mit diesen Informationen können wir Ihnen sagen, wie viel es kosten wird.

Weitere Informationen zu unseren SAP on Azure Services finden Sie unter https://saponazure.cloud oder SAP on Cloud!

Quelle: https://news.microsoft.com/de-ch/2019/08/28/die-microsoft-cloud-in-der-schweiz-fuer-die-schweiz/

Microsofts offizieller Launch der Schweizer Rechenzentren: 29. August 2019

Microsoft kündigte im März 2018 den Ausbau seiner Cloud-Services mit neuen Rechenzentren in der Schweiz an (offizielle Ankündigung). Nach langem Warten und grosser Vorfreude ist es nun Zeit, den Launch der Schweizer Rechenzentren gemeinsam zu feiern!

Nehmen Sie an der offiziellen Veranstaltung von Microsoft teil, welche die Einführung der Schweizer Rechenzentren zelebriert: ‘Innovate Switzerland’! Das Event findet am Donnerstag, den 29. August in Genf, Bern und Zürich statt und wird Ihnen direkt über Microsoft Teams übertragen. So können Sie sich aus erster Hand über die neuen Rechenzentren informieren und müssen nicht einmal Ihren Standort verlassen.

Was?

Offizieller Launch der Schweizer Rechenzentren durch Microsoft

Wann?

29. August 2019, 10:00 – 11:00

Wo?

Microsoft-Teams

Agenda?

Wie die Verfügbarkeit der Microsoft-Rechenzentren Innovationen in der Schweiz freisetzen / ermöglichen kann, ohne die Sicherheit und den Datenschutz zu beeinträchtigen: Austausch von Kundenbeispielen aus allen Branchen und Regionen der Schweiz; Diskussion der Bedeutung von ict-getriebenen Innovationen für Schweizer Unternehmen

Anmerkung: Die Übertragung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Melden Sie sich jetzt an:

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Why and how are SAP customers moving to S/4HANA?

IDC conducted a study with 300 SAP clients to understand better if and how they are preparing for their S/4HANA transformation. The participants of this survey, which was published in April 2019, were from organizations with 1’000-25’000 employees across multiple industries and covering 10 countries.

Here are the key findings:

Why are companies moving to S/4HANA?

54% of the companies are planning on deploying SAP S/4HANA within the next three years. The following reasons were mentioned:

  • S/4HANA is part of the organization’s digital transformation strategy
  • S/4HANA gives more speed and agility to the organization’s systems
  • They require innovation
  • They need to be able to scale fast
  • S/4HANA is part of SAP’s future strategy

How are companies moving to S/4HANA?

Once the decision to implement s/4HANA is taken, the organization needs to choose the migration path. The best way to move to SAP S/4HANA is dependent on the organization’s current SAP landscape and requirements for S/4HANA.

Some organizations – for  example those running earlier versions of SAP software that have few elements which can be reused in an SAP S/4HANA environment – may elect not to convert, but instead to opt for a “greenfield” installation that requires data migration from the old system into a completely new SAP S/4HANA environment.

Others prefer the “brownfield” conversion is the likely path: upgrading live systems and reusing existing system elements selectively.

What is the chosen pathway of the organizations in this study?

  • 33% will be a system conversion
  • 23% will be a new implementation
  • 77% will use a partner to assist in the S/4HANA transformation

What are the benefits of migrating to S/4HANA?

The advantages of going through this transformation can be grouped into two categories, which include:

From a business perspective:

  • Improved agility
  • Digitally enhanced and digitally enabled the business
  • Improved visibility
  • Optimized processes
  • Encouraged innovation
  • Reduced costs

For the IT Organization:

  • Optimized processes (such as maintenance, HA/DR)
  • Improved agility
  • Allows IT to offer innovation to the business
  • Digitally enabled the organization
  • Reduced costs
  • Simplified the landscape (fewer systems to manage)

How can you move to S/4HANA?

SOLHANA – short for “Solutions for HANA” – is a single point of contact for organizations searching for a service provider to plan, implement and operate SAP S/4HANA in their organization. We provide fast, professional and reliable support in line with your requirements so you can fully concentrate on your core business.

Contact us now so you can start preparing for your S/4HANA migration.

For more information, visit www.solhana.com or S/4HANA Transformation!

Source: https://www.itpcgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SAP-Customers-on-the-Move-to-SAP-S_4HANA.pdf

Microsoft Datacenters in the Middle East

Microsoft’s new datacenter regions

Microsoft is investing strongly in the global digital transformation and economic growth, launching two new datacenter regions in the Middle East. The cloud services are being delivered by the two new cloud locations, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai:

ME MS Cloud regions
Microsoft launched two new datacenter regions in the Middle East.

Azure and Office 365 are already available from the Middle East, since the launch of the datacenters last week, with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform following by the end of 2019.

The importance of the cloud

Microsoft’s cloud already serves more than a billion customers and 20 million businesses across the world. With these two new regions, the organization aims to increase this number even further – as a recent Microsoft study unveiled that 70% of the organizations in the Middle East plan to migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud by 2020.

The two new datacenters are especially interesting for government organizations and enterprises residing in the UAE that need to comply with their in-country regulations. Having cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai allows for them to transition to the cloud while maintaining security and meeting compliance needs.

Furthermore, these new regions are expected to create more than half a million jobs in the region by 2022:

“We are working closely with governments in the region to ensure both businesses and individuals are appropriately skilled to take advantage of these opportunities, and we are aligning a number of these initiatives to our new datacentres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.”

Samer Abu-Ltaif, President of Microsoft Middle East and Africa.

What are you waiting for to start your SAP datacenter transformation?

By moving your SAP landscape to the cloud, organizations are able to:

  • Achieve significant cost savings in CAPEX and OPEX;
  • Increase their ability to react to innovations and
  • Prepare for the upcoming S/4HANA migration.

Have we aroused your interest in migrating your SAP landscapes to the Microsoft Cloud? Contact us so we can discuss further advantages personally!: https://www.itpcgroup.com/contact/

For more information on SAP on Cloud visit: SAP on Cloud or www.saponazure.cloud

Source: The official Microsoft announcement about the new datacenter regions in the Middle East: https://news.microsoft.com/en-xm/features/microsoft-opens-two-more-datacentre-regions-in-the-middle-east-and-africa-strengthening-its-cloud-footprint-in-the-region/

Microsoft Swiss Data Centers: Update

Today, we were invited by Microsoft Switzerland to a very special event dedicated to all communication and marketing managers from the Microsoft Partner Network. The goal of this information- and networking-event was to inform us in first-hand about the current status of the Swiss data centers and the planned activities for the launch of the highly anticipated Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland.

Much has happened since Microsoft first communicated the launch of the Cloud in Switzerland, but they have been quite secretive about the details of this launch. Unfortunately, there are still many things they cannot tell us (yet) and others that, even though we know, we cannot share with you (yet). But here is what we you can know so far:

Microsoft is right on schedule

Even though there is no specific and public date yet, Microsoft is on schedule with the plan: the launch of the Swiss datacenters will take place in 2019! We will be informed of the exact launch date in time and the launch itself will be, of course, celebrated and communicated accordingly.

Advantages of the Swiss datacenter

The Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland brings many advantages, from which Microsoft highlights the following:

  • Compliance
  • Data residency
  • Performance

The Swiss datacenters are especially interesting for highly regulated industries which require for the data to be saved and remain locally. Microsoft’s new Cloud is FINMA-compliant, displaying the highest security standards.

Two locations in Switzerland

Microsoft is launching two data centers, which are paired within Switzerland, based in the greater Zurich- and Geneva-areas:

For security reasons, the exact location is kept under high confidentiality – even within Microsoft itself. However, both data centers are deliberately set up at a distance of approximately 200km from each other for geo-redundancy reasons. This ensures, for instance, disaster recovery scenarios.

Have we aroused your interest in migrating your SAP landscapes to the Microsoft Cloud based in Switzerland? Contact us so we can discuss further advantages personally!: https://www.itpcgroup.com/contact/

For more information on SAP on Azure, visit: www.saponazure.cloud

Read the official Microsoft announcement of the Swiss datacenters: https://news.microsoft.com/de-ch/2018/03/14/microsoft-cloud-services-expand-in-europe-including-new-swiss-datacenters/

Mission Migration 2025

Launch with us to SAP S/4HANA!

We have joined forces with Microsoft Azure, Red Hat, SoftwareONE and Adfinis SyGroup to smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA for our customers.

Together, we offer a complete solution for the migration from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA running on Microsoft Azure, including managed services, licensing and cloud consumption.

With Mission Migration, we cover services before during and after the migration to SAP S/4HANA.

You can find an overview of our services and determine your migration status on the following flyer or on our website:
www.mission-migration.com

Mission-Migration Flyer

Visit SAP on Cloud and S/4HANA transformation for more information on our services.

Interview with IT Markt

Want to get to know our CEO, Vincenzo Boesch a bit better?

Then read the short interview he did with IT Markt (in German):


The interview is published here:
https://www.it-markt.ch/news/2019-03-17/sieben-fragen-an-vincenzo-boesch-gruender-und-ceo-von-itpc

For more information on our team, visit https://www.itpcgroup.com/about-itpc/our-team/.

SOLHANA Operation

Being on S/4HANA does not mean it is time to rest: your SAP systems still need to be constantly monitored and regularly updated to secure seamless operation of your business. Daily system checks and regular monitoring activities, as well as pro-active working and thinking ahead, help identifying potential problems at an early stage and prevent them on time.

SOLHANA – short for „Solutions for HANA“- is a single point of contact for organizations searching for a service provider to plan, implement and operate SAP S/4HANA in their organization. SOLHANA covers the broad expertise needed to offer independent hardware or public cloud evaluations, Linux systems engineering and maintenance, SAP migrations as well as SAP operations.

SOLHANA’s deep business domain expertise and experience in both SAP and Linux guarantee the smooth operation of your SAP S/4HANA landscape. The SOLHANA experts provide SAP technology and application managed services on 24 × 7 × 365 basis to support and maintain your SAP S/4HANA environments, delivering high-quality services with maximum flexibility, efficiency and scalability of operations.

Within the framework of our Service Level Agreements (SLA), SOLHANA offers comprehensive support and monitoring services, tailored to your individual requirements and wishes.

SOLHANA Operation

Services and SLAs:

  • Maintenance & support 5 × 24h, 7 × 24h or customized, available per SAP system.
  • Technical support: various alternatives, ranging from proactive monitoring, securing uninterrupted operation of systems up to full management of your entire SAP landscape.
  • Application support: attractive packages, which can be extended to include change requests and additional projects. A ticket-based processing is recommended for low ticket volumes.

SOLHANA provides fast, professional and reliable support in line with your requirements so you can fully concentrate on your core business.

Contact us now for more information about the SOLHANA Operation!

Are you not on S/4HANA yet, but want to prepare for your upcoming migration to S/4HANA? We can assist you with that as well! Visit www.solhana.com or S/4HANA Transformation to see how!

SOLHANA Migration

SOLHANA – short for ‘Solutions for HANA’ – is a single point of contact for companies searching for a service provider to plan, implement and operate SAP S/4HANA in their organization. SOLHANA covers the broad expertise needed to offer independent hardware or public cloud evaluations, Linux systems engineering and maintenance, SAP migrations as well as SAP operations. SOLHANA’s approach and deep business domain expertise in both SAP and Linux facilitates a structured framework for your business to move to the next generation of SAP ERP Suite. Our dedicated team of consultants will accelerate your journey to S/4HANA with the following 6-step migration process.

The SOLHANA Migration includes the following 6 steps:

SOLHANA Migration Process

1. Preparation

Preparatory steps for the migration are executed on the source system and the business processes of the organization are revised.

2. Design

The ideal architecture deployment is designed in detail, including the backup solution, the desired software components and a cost overview of the project.

3. Planning

A holistic S/4HANA migration roadmap is laid out, with respect to timeframe, sequence of events and area of responsibility.

4. Pilot

A pilot migration is carried out to finalize the plan and for the organization to gain experience with HANA.

5. Migration

The migration of the current SAP ERP to S/4HANA is carried out and the business processes of the organization are tailored to leverage the new system capabilities.

6. After Go-Live Support

Postmigration support to ensure the S/4HANA landscapes are performing as required. As every organization’s migration path is unique, this process is tailored for each organization. SOLHANA recognizes that priorities vary and each organization needs to determine the right timetable for its specific requirements.

Contact us now for more information about the SOLHANA Migration!

Are you not ready to migrate yet, but want to prepare for your upcoming migration to S/4HANA with an assessment? We can assist you with that as well! Visit www.solhana.com or S/4HANA Transformation to see how!

What companies need in order to start their ‘HANA on Azure’ journey

On our event ‘HANA on Azure’, in Zurich, manufacturers and service providers showed what companies need to consider when switching to HANA: New skills, Linux, cloud readiness and good planning are needed.

Did you miss the event? Don’t worry, you can read about the topics covered in this article from Netzwoche! (in German)

‘The effort for the migration to S/4HANA should not be underestimated. The company’s central IT systems have to be migrated during ongoing operations, new skills, new hardware, a new operating system and good planning are required, as Nicolas Christener, CEO of Adfinis SyGroup, said in his presentation. Together with ITPC, Adfinis SyGroup founded the joint venture “SOLHANA” (Solutions for HANA). Solhana is designed to help companies make the transition.

Adfinis SyGroup brings its experience in the Linux world to the partnership, ITPC contributes its expertise as an SAP technology consultant, as ITPC CEO Vincenzo Boesch said. Together, the two IT service providers put together a package that ranges from an assessment of the necessary technical and functional measures to the actual migration of the workloads to S/4HANA to the operation and support of the new ERP landscape. ITPC also offers various cloud services for SAP HANA on Azure – from archiving subsystems to complete operation in the cloud.’

Vincenzo Boesch at the HANA on Azure event
Vincenzo Boesch advises companies on the use of SAP solutions in the cloud. (Source: Netzwoche)

Read the published press release on IT Reseller here:

https://www.netzwoche.ch/news/2019-01-16/wie-unternehmen-den-sprung-in-die-neue-sap-welt-schaffen

Visit https://www.itpcgroup.com/services/s-4hana-transformation/ for more information on how we can assist you on your S/4HANA transformation.