The Information Technology Division is the “Backbone” division of the business unit in Mulia Boga Raya Tbk. Leadership team trusted in the security, reliability and service offerings of Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform for their Core Enterprise system and migrated the mission critical workload to AWS.
As customers assess their existing SAP landscape and the available options for modernization, most know that eventually, they will need to migrate their SAP workload to the cloud and modernize their database to SAP HANA. For some customers, it makes sense to modernize HANA or S/4HANA as part of their SAP cloud migration. For others, migrating their workload as it is and adopting HANA in the future makes more sense.
AWS and SAP have been working closely together to certify the AWS platform for HANA in production, so that customers who decide to adopt HANA can fully realize all its benefits on AWS. AWS customers can choose from a variety of compute and storage options that are SAP certified for HANA for production environment. Among these offerings are the largest cloud native instances certified for HANA production, and up to four nodes, for a total of 48 TB of memory, for very large S/4HANA deployments. To help customers get started, SAP HANA QuickStart / AWS Launch Wizard automation helped to deploy a fully functional SAP HANA system on the AWS Cloud, following best practices from AWS and SAP.
One of the cheese products industry players favored by all - Prochiz who has benefited from the utilization of the cloud is PT Mulia Boga Raya Tbk (MBR), which is known as one of the companies that has a high commitment in marketing quality nutritional products with best quality. AWS Cloud has helped MBR to be able to optimize its business development plans.
Running SAP HANA on AWS
Then, how to run SAP HANA on AWS which has become the backbone for business acceleration in MBR?
“When we wanted to run SAP HANA, we got a recommendation for a cloud provider with the best experience in cloud migration, namely AWS Cloud from PT Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya Tbk (“Garudafood Group”) so that PT Mulia Boga Raya Tbk which is part of the Garudafood Group decided to use the AWS Cloud to achieve more benefits such as fastest implementation time, cloud infrastructure availability for SAP HANA in just hours, compared to conventional hardware procurement which takes long time for availability,” said SAP Project Manager PT Mulia Boga Raya Tbk, Liem Tjien.
“If we still insist on using on-premise solutions, it might take more than four weeks now to provision hardware as well as licenses. Using SAP HANA on the AWS Cloud become a strategic step to improve business process efficiency,” continued Liem Tjien.
Another thing MBR considered is that the AWS Cloud has higher flexibility, including in terms of budget, which is still the company's main consideration if you want to make changes to the operation of the SAP system and evaluate the use of public cloud.
In addition, the company also benefits from the shifting of CAPEX costs to OPEX, so that the company does not need to spend upfront cash for large investments at the beginning.
"We realized that during the implementation process we did not have our own IT team, so we decided to collaborate with our head quarter IT team, Garudafood, so that the implementation process ran smoothly," said Liem Tjien, SAP Project Manager, PT Mulia Boga Raya Tbk.
“By using AWS, we’re saving our SAP infrastructure costs also with the new AWS environment we’re constantly optimizing our architecture, looking at the workloads we’re running, and scheduling capacity only when it’s required said Liem Tjien, SAP Project Manager, PT Mulia Boga Raya Tbk.
To implement Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Mulia Boga Raya then collaborated with PT Metrodata Electronics Tbk, an AWS Advance Consulting Partner, registered in the Amazon Partner Network (APN) to deliver the project within the required timeframe for migration.
Running SAP HANA on AWS with faster time to get business results, with automation and data powered guidance, AWS simplifies every step of the SAP HANA implementation process by reducing the effort and complexity in it. This helps speed up migration by reducing the time to realize the value of Mulia Boga Raya's cloud migration.
PT. Metrodata Electronics, Tbk.
APL Tower 37th Floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28
P: (62-21) 2934 5888
F: (62-21) 2934 5899