These represent one of the first solution on the market for multi-cloud and hybrid management tools that auto-scale SAP systems running on public clouds (AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform and others). The solution provides enterprises and IT managed service providers (MSPs) with a way to reduce their ongoing cloud costs and SAP maintenance time.
Moving SAP to the cloud promises to improve operations, offer better security, and reduce costs. Syslink Xandria reduces costs by using multiple SAP performance metrics to automatically spin up or down application servers. It also takes advantage of additional cloud resources.
It uses these multi-source metrics to identify system performance degradation. If additional resources are necessary, the platform spins-up pre-configured application servers on-the-fly. The SAP system can then take advantage of this additional cloud capacity.
Similarly, if system elements are temporarily not in use, the system identifies this and scales down the cloud environment. For example, for a business that does not work on weekends, Syslink Xandria identifies the drop in activity. Consequently, it reduces the size of the cloud at the end of the week. It then brings it back automatically when work picks up again at the beginning of the week.
Simplifying management of SAP environments
Managing multiple SAP and non-SAP environments on-premise and with different cloud providers requires multiple tools. Therefore, it is a cumbersome task – usually. But using Syslink Xandria, IT service providers can manage different environments in a secured multi-tenant environment. They can also manage different clouds from different providers with a single solution and single sign-in.
“The Cloud Actions from Syslink Xandria are a game changer,” said Michael Haase, founder of Managecore, an SAP managed service provider that has been beta testing the product. “Using this solution we can manage AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well as all of our customer’s SAP environment in one single solution. It dynamically allocates cloud resources based on the systems’ performance, saving our customers a substantial amount of money.”
“The leading cloud providers offer an innovative way to deploy SAP systems. However, for customers to benefit from their dynamicity, they need insights to their SAP operations,” said Bernd Engist, Syslink Xandria. “Syslink Xandria looks into the actual real-time SAP operations and business KPIs and automatically adjusts the size of the cloud environment.”