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SAP System Migration to Microsoft Azure™


The SAP System Migration to Microsoft Azure service is specially designed to help SAP  customers in successfully migrating their SAP Installations to the Microsoft Cloud, whether changing to a new operating system and/or database system or simply maintaining both software components. The service allows creating homogeneous/heterogeneous copies of the customer’s SAP systems by combining applicable SAP System Copy procedures and tools, exercised under the appropriate test schedule to assure that the customer’s SAP solution runs with optimal performance, availability and maintainability in Microsoft Azure.

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With the SAP System Migration to Microsoft Azure service, it is possible to migrate all SAP systems for which migration is technically feasible and that have been registered under a current SAP maintenance agreement.

When Should the Service Be Used?

If at any stage of the SAP Solution Lifecycle, an SAP customer requires to:

  • Create new flexible Development, Test or Training instances in the Cloud, or move their SAP productive environment keeping the same operating system and the database system.

  • Perform a successful replication of their SAP systems, regardless of which database and operating system are involved before and after the process.

  • Migrate their SAP ERP systems to the Cloud while changing the database to SAP HANA, or as part of a Conversion process to SAP S/4HANA on the Cloud.

Service Scope


The SAP System Migration service from Global Online Partners™ optimally performs a  SAP System Copy to Microsoft Azure, by taking full advantage of SAP standard services included in the SAP Software Provisioning Manager 1.0. Typically, the service includes:

  • SAP VM and Database storage sizing of the Target system on AZURE

  •  SAP Support Package Stack update at the on-premises side

  • Source System Copy Export

  • Copy of export files to Azure with applicable upload tools (e.g., AzCopy)

  • Provision of Azure VMs and database setup

  • Database Setup and Global Host Preparation (SAP ASCS Setup) for SAP installation on the Target system

  • Definition of a Migration test plan

  • Target System Copy Import

  • SAP Database and Central Instance Setup

  • System tuning and post-migration tests

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The key benefits of the SAP System Migration to Microsoft Azure  are:

  • The efficient and technically robust deployment of the new cloud SAP Platform  is achieved with minimum cost.

  • Infrequently required migration skills are outsourced to subject matter experts.

  • Seamless integration of critical migration tasks with Microsoft Azure’s value proposition.

  • Minimize the technical risks by engaging a unified team of qualified resources from Microsoft and SAP.

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Availability and Cost


The SAP System Migration to Microsoft Azure is available as a private label service for Microsoft and SAP Partners. The service is rendered by Global Online Partners™ directly to end customers on behalf of your service organization. For current prices and conditions or to learn more about the SAP System Migration to Microsoft Azure, please contact Global Online Partners™ at or visit




  • Contact Global Online Partners™ to make a service planning appointment.


  • Global Online Partners™ will need you to provide a contact person in your organization with the authority to answer questions and confirm dates and results.


  • Once a date has been agreed, the service will be provided by the Global Online Partners' team.        

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