Innovation for the Digital Transformation - June 13, 2019


Innovation for the Digital Transformation

The next technical update on innovation for the Dutch SAP members i.e. system integrators, service partners and service providers by HPE and Microsoft.

Learn and leverage deep understanding on SAP (S/4HANA), MS (Azure), HPE technology and tooling for your customers to accelerate their digital transformation to SAP S/4HANA based on best practises

Date: June 13th, 2019
Timing: 12.30 hrs lunch, presentations from 13.00 – 16.00 hours
Location: Microsoft Office, Evert van de Beekstraat 354, 1118 CZ Schiphol

As SAP community partner and/or Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner we invite you as information manager and/or architect to join us in the afternoon to listen to our presentations and content on SAP S/4HANA on Azure. Which considerations should SAP partners and customers take into account to benefit and gain the maximum of available technologies? And... which tools are available for you to drive migrations at the same time?

The companies we would like to introduce to you are mentioned below.

Are you already completely utilizing Public Cloud in your business model or are you cautiously exploring the first steps?
One of the most challenging aspects of using public cloud is gaining accurate assessment of deployment costs. From our experience, most partners are experiencing challenges comparing on premise and hosted solutions with. Partners mostly deal with this is by creating a calculation in the Azure pricing calculator. This calculation is then based on their existing “on prem” configuration. This is often a phase opportunities are missed. A calculation typically includes the costs of the specific virtual machines, storage and networking. Partners often forget to include costs like staffing, management and support. 
As a part of Insight’s Cloud Journey program, partners are supported on their Azure Journey. By utilizing Cloudlabs established Viability Study framework, Insight is able to deliver a solid cost analysis based on the partners required computing needs. After delivering the Viability Study the partner has a thorough understanding of the Public Cloud specific benefits and their respective impact on the business case. Because of the versatility of the Viability Study, we can help our partners by focusing the study on a datacenter or customer specific environments. 
During HPE’s Digital Innvoation – SAP on Azure day, Insight is pleased to inform partners on Azure viability studies and how they fit within the Insight Cloud journey.
Interxion is a leading colocation data centre provider from the Netherlands. Our Amsterdam Schiphol Data Center Campus houses the physical Microsoft ExpressRoute node enabling us to provide low-latency access to SAP on Azure to Microsoft partners and customers.

Protera Technologies, Inc. is an organization that has been providing SAP expertise and advanced tooling since 1998. With Protera’s FlexBridge migration automation platform, SAP users are able to accelerate their SAP HANA or SAP S/4 HANA project with a typical reduction in SAP migration cost and time by 45%-60% versus a traditional approach, primarily due to the migration methodology and automation tools built into Protera FlexBridge.

Using smart automation to reduce complexity Protera FlexBridge can perform a HANA conversion in one step including; the SAP DB migration to HANA, the OS migration to Linux, the selective upgrade of SAP Applications to a more recent version, and UNICODE conversion if needed.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With a long term alliance for 25+ years with SAP leading to e.g. over 50 % market share in SAP HANA worldwide following Gartner’s recent update, HPE is well established as SAP’s technology partner of choice. Now HPE wants to align this SAP alliance and experience with our MS (Azure) partnership to you to enable the SAP installed base to innovate to SAP S/4HANA if based on a decent business and technology decision, using the right tooling.

Besides technological benefits and USP’s on SAP HANA we also offer SAP partners the unique HPE’s Asset Recovery Services that ensures your customer stays compliant on data security, privacy and e-waste regulations while increasing value recovery.

Microsoft: As a valued Microsoft partner and vital contributor to the sale and support of solutions built on Microsoft hybrid cloud technology, Microsoft has a compelling story for you to bring SAP on Azure. HPE is an important alliance partner to enable Microsoft’s hybrid cloud vision. Learn how Azure is the most powerful and scalable cloud for SAP. The various deployment scenarios and the alliance between Microsoft and SAP empowers businesses to improve customer engagement, employee productivity, business operations and product development. Given SAP’s drive for public cloud it is Microsoft that is able to provide a unique program and technology features and tools that make the next steps to SAP S/4HANA from Microsoft Azure and hybrid cloud a reality.

Detailed information (agenda) can be found below. Please register via the orange button on this page. In case you have questions let us know by sending an email to

Looking forward to welcome you!

Kind regards,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Microsoft

Agenda Innovation for the digital transformation
12.30 – 13.00 hours: Lunch 
13.00 – 13.15 hours: Welcome and kick-off 
13.15 – 14.00 hours: Insight on Azure calculations and considerations 
14.00 – 15.00 hours: MS Azure & HPE technology for SAP HANA workloads
15.00 – 15.15 hours: Break 
15.15 – 15.30 hours: HPE on Asset Recovery Services 
15.30 – 15.45 hours: Interxion on connectivity
15.45 – 16.15 hours: Protera Flexbrige, new generation tooling for migration
16.15 hours: Drinks and snacks


event essentials
Startdatum - Einddatum13.06.2019
plaatsMicrosoftEvert van de Beekstraat 354
1118 CZ Schiphol
Laatste aanmelddatum12.06.2019 00:00 (GMT+1)

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