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Lemongrass Facilitates Florida Crystals’ Migration to SAP in the Cloud

Lemongrass enables sugarcane company Florida Crystals to migrate its SAP estate to Amazon Web Services

Lemongrass, the SAP on cloud company, announces its collaboration with Florida Crystals Corporation (FCC), a vertically integrated cane sugar company based in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. A company specializing in the planning, migration, operation, and automation of SAP in the hyperscale cloud, Lemongrass partnered with FCC to move its SAP estate to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The migration project, which began in 2021, is now complete and Lemongrass continues to provide ongoing support for their SAP landscape.  FCC took a cloud-first approach for their enterprise applications and IT operations and chose to move to hyperscale cloud to deliver financial value and application consolidation while also setting a foundation for future innovations. FCC chose AWS for its commitment and investment in sustainability and the scalability, flexibility, agility and reliability of its platform. FCC also felt AWS offered the broadest and deepest capabilities and technologies to support their sustainability goals.

“We always strive to be environmentally and socially conscious in our business decisions and moving from a hosted private cloud to the public cloud is consistent with this approach,” said Kevin Grayling, CIO at Florida Crystals. “Moving our SAP systems to AWS, with help from Lemongrass, will reduce our carbon footprint while saving us money. These savings can be diverted to fund projects and innovation that benefit our customers, employees, and partners as well as the world we live in through our regenerative farming practices.”

Lemongrass, whose software-enabled platform and services provide clients with near-zero downtime migrations and operations for SAP and its related workloads, has experience helping enterprises make the move from on-premises SAP to the cloud. The company has over 8,000 SAP servers and over 400,000 SAP users under its management. Beginning in May 2021, Lemongrass worked with FCC to design and build a targeted environment and landing zone on AWS according to best practice standards for running SAP on AWS. Lemongrass migrated the FCC SAP estate, along with FCC’s non-SAP systems, to AWS from a private cloud platform in a data center. The agility of the AWS platform allowed for additional resource capacity for the company’s project systems when needed, as well as the ability to add additional systems enabling FCC’s project teams to have the environments and processing power required during key project phases.

Lemongrass also set up monitoring, backups and disaster recovery for FCC in AWS using its well-defined migration methodology. FCC is now leveraging the following AWS services: Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, EBS and CloudEndure. Once SAP was up and running on AWS, FCC was then able to consolidate into it two other SAP environments, resulting in a single global instance.

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