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  • November 30, 2021

Birla Migrates SAP to Azure, Cuts Cost 60%

Birla Migrates SAP to Azure, Cuts Cost 60%
Birla Migrates SAP to Azure, Cuts Cost 60%
  • Case Studies
  • November 30, 2021

Birla Migrates SAP to Azure, Cuts Cost 60%

Business Challenge:

Birla Corporation’s mission-critical SAP production infrastructure (running on the Oracle Solaris operating system) was hosted on a private cloud environment, which hampered the company’s ability to innovate, scale on-demand, and minimize capital expenditures for a future-ready IT landscape. While Birla was interested in public cloud alternatives, the company was concerned about possible downtime during migration, as well as high overhead costs.

Solution:

After evaluating several cloud providers, Birla chose MSRcosmos because it is a certified Gold Competency Microsoft Partner and has orchestrated several enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives involving SAP production environments. MSRcosmos worked together with Microsoft and Birla to seamlessly migrate Birla’s mission-critical SAP infrastructure to Microsoft Azure, which included a re-platforming of Oracle Solaris to Linux.

“With their SAP and cloud-certified tools and techniques, MSRcosmos have…designed a tailored, highly available, durable and cost-efficient SAP landscape on Azure. They performed a cloud readiness assessment…and designed a scrupulous migration plan that saw a seamless minimized downtime migration to Linux on Azure,” says Partha Bhattacharya, Sr. General Manager (SAP), Birla Corporation.

Business Benefits:

  • Realized 60 percent reduction in costs by moving to Azure.
  • Ability to accelerate innovation with Azure data and AI.

“The overall system performance and reliability on Azure is better than what we experienced on-premises.”

Partha Bhattacharya:
Sr. General Manager (SAP),

Birla Corporation

“With a very compelling value proposition built around optimized infrastructure and SAP solution configuration, we were highly confident about positioning Microsoft Azure as the right choice to address the needs of Birla Corporation for their existing and future SAP requirements.”

Raghavendra Prabhu:
Sr. Vice President, Global Sales & Solutions

MSRCosmos LLC

The MSRCosmos team showed great agility to help us not only understand the advantages of Microsoft Azure, but also showed excellent technical skills to come up with a migration approach with minimal downtime.

Debasis Behura:
Assistant Vice President, IT

Birla Corporation