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Join this free online course to learn the basics of what it takes to migrate or convert your SAP on-premise solutions to run on a hyperscaler platform and how SAP fits into a hyperscaler architecture.

Self-paced since April 28, 2021
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

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Course Summary

Cloud service vendors are commonly known these days as hyperscale providers (or simply hyperscalers). As the name implies, hyperscale computing is about massive scalability, and its providers offer the infrastructure, platform, and software, as well as private hosted cloud services. Hyperscalers are now the most obvious choice of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for companies. The elasticity and cost outweigh running servers on-premise. SAP has recognized this and partnered with many hyperscale cloud providers to offer the best IaaS solutions to our customers.

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of what it takes to migrate or convert your SAP on-premise solutions to run on a hyperscaler platform.

The course provides an overview of the strategy for converting to SAP S/4HANA or migrating your SAP solutions which covers topics such as the conversion, testing, sizing strategies, and more.

It also shows you how SAP fits into a hyperscaler architecture, covering the infrastructure, security architecture, integration architecture, and monitoring of your SAP solutions.

Finally, you’ll get a high-level overview of the deployment and runtime stage. This includes some of the available migration and conversion tools, the personell required to run SAP systems on a hyperscaler, and other related topics.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • "First of all thank you to Surajit, Ornulf and Yashith for giving the course. It a good start for someone get used to the old on-premise matter, to know the "new" cloud solution from SAP and its Partner." Read the original post

  • "I would like to thank Surajit Pramanick, Ornulf Kittelsen, Yashith Hospet Manjunath for the course… In overal, in terms of getting an idea of the implementation strategy and the scope of tasks, the course is of course unique and fulfills its goals." Read the original post

  • "The quality of the courses on openSAP is very High. Thank you for that. I always do enjoy them." Read the original post

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: March 30, 2021, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 2 to 3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: April 28, 2021
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to Hyperscalers
Unit 2: SAP on Hyperscalers
Unit 3: Strategy for Migrating to a Hyperscaler – Part 1
Unit 4: Strategy for Migrating to a Hyperscaler – Part 2
Unit 5: Architecture on a Hyperscaler
Unit 6: Security Design and Monitoring Considerations
Unit 7: Deployment Considerations
Unit 8: Runtime Considerations

Target Audience

  • SAP architects
  • SAP administrators
  • Project managers

Course Requirements

Knowledge of the concept of a hyperscaler and basic knowledge of what it means to run a solution on a hyperscaler

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Course End
Apr 28, 2021
Course Start
Mar 30, 2021


This course was rated with 4.35 stars in average from 1427 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Surajit Pramanick

Surajit Pramanick is the head of the SAP HANA Consulting Practice in North America.
His primary responsibility is leading and delivering best-in-class services for new-generation and futuristic technology to SAP customers. He also leverages more than two decades of SAP experience in designing and rolling out curricula and services for new topics.
Surajit works with enterprises during their “Intelligent Enterprise” journeys. This includes supporting SAP S/4HANA deployment on hyperscale infrastructure and ensuring readiness for continuous innovation using SAP’s Business Technology Platform.

Ornulf Kittelsen

Ornulf Kittelsen is a platinum architect in SAP S/4HANA, where his focus is on building a holistic architecture. He has worked for many years on the technical architecture, from the UX components and middleware to the back-end SAP S/4HANA solution. Ornulf has written blogs and articles and presented both at SAP TechEd and Sapphire. He also led an openSAP course on building portal sites on SAP Cloud Platform.

Yashith Hospet Manjunath

Yashith Hospet Manjunath is a senior technology consultant in the SAP Intelligent Technology and Digital Platform group in North America, and also serves as an SAP S/4HANA product expert in the Regional Implementation Group for the Americas region.
Yashith specializes in the areas of technical architecture, cloud migration, integration, and technical project management. He has been helping customers adopt and run SAP solutions and technologies for over a decade. His current focus is on SAP S/4HANA and hyperscaler migrations.
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