Cloud adoption has become the new standard in 2020. In Germany alone, almost 92% of all companies are either using or considering using cloud services. While the migration to Commerce Cloud v2 becomes necessary for on-premise users, it also brings clear benefits to your business.
Cloud offers full accessibility to data, data recovery and flexibility, relieves the IT staff and helps to cut costs. The choice for cloud is one that 9 out of 10 companies is making according to research by 451. The average business runs 38% of workloads in public and 41% in private cloud, RightScale reports. From the very start, SAP has been on top of this trend, transforming from a software licenses vendor into a leading cloud services vendor.
SAP Commerce Cloud Migration ahead
With the SAP Commerce Cloud solution now available as Commerce Cloud v2 running on Microsoft’s Azure platform, cloud migration becomes necessary for on-premise or Commerce Cloud v1 users. Starting with release 1905, provided in May 2019, SAP Commerce on-premise is planned following an annual release cadence. SAP Commerce Cloud v2 is planned following a monthly release Cadence, using Cloud Extension Packs (CEP). CEP includes new innovations for SAP Commerce Cloud v2 customers. To prevent an untimely, forced migration and to reap the benefits of cloud early on, a cloud migration to Commerce Cloud v2 within the next 12 to 18 months is strongly recommended.
Plan your on-premise Cloud Migration: 5 Key Questions
Whether you want to wait for SAP’s support for on-premise to run out or plan cloud migration according to your business needs, depends on the following five key questions:
- When will the support and maintenance of your version run out of life?
- How much time, effort and money do updates currently asks of your IT staff and external providers?
- How costly is the current hosting of your SAP CX solution?
- How are performance peaks handled? How quickly can you scale up?
- How time-consuming or costly are rollouts and improvements?
The answers to these questions will help you determine how timely your cloud migration to SAP Commerce Cloud v2 (CCv2) should be. In addition, there are clear business benefits to consider as well.
Benefits of the Cloud
Compared with on-premise or the SAP Commerce Cloud v1 (CCv1) installations, choosing for CCv2 comes wit the following business benefits: