Enterprises are best served through detaching the running of SAP from the rest of IT by leveraging the cloud service providers' ability to host critical business applications and the innovative extensions, delivering increased value to the business and customers.
The possible migration of SAP workloads is an important decision for any company because of the mission criticality of the associated business operations. Therefore, CIOs must carefully balance any migration efforts against unique business or regulatory requirements, financial pressures, and other internal constraints. Despite the complexity of the related effort and possible operational disruptions, an increasing number of CIOs are advocating cloud migrations to realize greater overall business benefits.
In this report, IDC's customer surveys show increasing investments by enterprises into building a future business model based on a platform that supports sustained innovation in ever-changing business conditions. An enterprise's journey to business transformation requires choosing the cloud provider which can provide a path to move workloads from datacenters to the cloud starting from planning and sizing and ending with a secure, scalable, and reliable environment.
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