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Automation solutions have emerged as a crucial driver of success for organizations, providing several benefits such as increased efficiency, improved accuracy, and reduced operational costs. However, implementing automation solutions can be a complex process that requires careful planning to ensure successful integration with existing systems and workflows.
At IT-Conductor, we recognize the complexities of implementing automation solutions. For this reason, we take a tailored approach for each of our customers, working closely with you to fully understand your unique business needs and objectives. This partnership allows us to gain a deeper understanding of your specific requirements, design and develop automation solutions that align with your goals as an organization, enhance your IT operations, and ultimately lead to improved performance.
Migration covers multiple aspects of automation, from the source application discovery to the deployment of the application components in the target environment. While the 4Ps of Automation can still be applied, a more fitting framework for this context is the 5Ds of IT-Conductor’s Cloud Migration Strategy.
Figure 2: 5Ds of IT-Conductor’s Cloud Migration Strategy
Understanding the source application environment could mean discovering multiple related applications, how they integrate with each other, and even taking into consideration the security controls that support various application connections and end-users accessing your systems.
The common performance baselines you need to capture are the resource utilization metrics such as CPU/Memory, storage, and network. In IT-Conductor, you can capture those metrics from the service grid.
Designing a tailored migration plan should align with the organization's business objectives and requirements. This includes defining the target architecture, selecting the appropriate cloud platform, and designing the process definition, or the provisioning template to be used for the actual migration.
This stage bridges the design and the deployment of application components in your target environment. We begin by creating a deployment plan, developing the migration workflow, and testing their usability before provisioning the necessary resources in the actual migration.
During this stage, the focus is on executing the migration plan, from provisioning resources to moving the various application components to the target environment. The deployment process also involves testing and validation of the migrated components to guarantee functionality, performance, and security in the new environment.
The IT-Conductor migration process is versatile and can be applied to seamlessly move any SAP/IT system from on-premises environments to various private or public clouds.
To provide you with a better understanding of its capabilities, here are some illustrative migration scenarios that highlight its effectiveness and adaptability: