CONA optimizes SAP landscape on Azure by moving SAP BW on HANA to Azure Virtual Machines

Published: 2/26/2021

When CONA Services LLC moved its SAP landscape to a modern cloud infrastructure on Azure almost two years ago, the migration represented the largest of its kind at the time—and a leap forward for the company. The lift-and-shift started with a SAP BW for HANA,  a 20+ TB database with more than 22,000 users. The solution was a migration to SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances), which is SAP TDI-configured hardware located in a Large Instance stamp connected to Azure infrastructure services. 


This story dives into what happened next, when CONA moved SAP Business Warehouse (BW) on SAP HANA off of physical servers and onto high-throughput Azure M-series v2 virtual machines. The migration improved application performance and reduced total cost of ownership by an additional 40 percent, while giving CONA the flexibility and scalability of a virtual infrastructure on Azure.