Think Tanks connect you with peers navigating the same challenges and opportunities as you. ASUG will facilitate an interactive peer-to-peer exchange where solutions are shared for topics specific to your role and interest.

The Newmont team will present their accelerated migration to the Cloud, to leverage cloud scalability, flexibility, reliability, security and software services.  They migrated over 200 SAP-related servers to Amazon Web-Cloud Services (AWS) as a pre-requisite to the looming end-of-support of legacy SAP applications in 2027 and commencement of their journey to SAP S/4HANA. 

The format for Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. CT will include: 

  • Brief welcome and kickoff from ASUG 

  • Rapid case study led by ASUG members Om Singh, Dan Pataroque, Ethan Kennelly from Newmont Corporation 

  • The discussion will focus on: 

  • Business case 

  • Vendor selection process 

  • Success criteria 

  • Approach 

  • Technical aspects 

  • Lessons learned 

  • Sharing of recent wins or successes, along with resources utilized 

Gain visibility into the challenges and successes other SAP customers are experiencing, and acquire new ideas for real-world solutions. 

If you are experiencing challenges and would like to lead your own case study, fill out the survey here

Think Tank Insights:

  • After deciding on AWS, did you consider AZURE and other than cost, why did you choose AWS?
    • From a cost perspective, AWS was lower cost
    • Group that designs their own hardware
    • SAP expertise
      • SAP experiences
      • Knowledge of Migration methodologies
      • Solution Fit
      • Estimate accuracy
    • Created Hybrid environment
      • Older windows workload that are no longer in support but AZURE will extend support 2-3 years
  • How is the performance?
    • Ran statistics and found for smaller transactions there is a slight degradation in performance but unnoticeable
    • Bigger transactions ran faster in Cloud
  • Billing
    • Savings plan - compute neutral- can buy a certain dollars worth of compute and switch resources as you need
    • Reserve instance - R series - locking in with a specific version of the R series. If the R series upgrades, you can't buy into that new upgrade.
  • If the Newmount Team could do it again they would:
    • Spend more time to make sure connectivity was sorted out
    • Needed to implement firewalls and routing tables
    • Important to create a mock environment