MSP Today Expert Feature
January 21, 2013

WFT Cloud to Help Customers Moving SAP Landscapes to the Cloud Gain Cost Savings and Faster ROI

As data continues to trickle on the use of cloud services, businesses of all sizes are praising the time and cost benefits of going cloud. Fifty-one percent of SMBs that have adopted the cloud say it has helped them decrease IT capacity, while 45 percent declared they were using fewer internal IT resources. Thirty-four percent said they spent less time training employees, which resulted in cost savings. For many enterprises, the ability of cloud technology to bring down enterprise’s time-to-market for applications, solutions and products has been one of the strongest drivers of adoption, with 57 percent of them saying they already use SaaS applications and 38 percent having adopted PaaS solutions.

It is therefore no surprise that Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT), a SAP (News - Alert) cloud consulting firm, has made significant gains in the cloud computing domain. The firm’s successes can be attributed to the focus it places on cost savings and faster ROI for customers deploying or migrating their SAP applications to the cloud.

WFT released its on-premises cloud services to meet the rapid and evolving market demands. The private cloud at customer’s premises offering will not come with any upfront capital investment cost, since WFT will procure and manage the SAP cloud infrastructure.

The infrastructure will reside inside the customer’s data center, ensuring customer security and compliance requirements. The cloud offering is elastic to accommodate varying resource requirements on-demand while being highly available. Customers looking to migrate their applications will be offered free certified technician migration of SAP systems.

According to Gartner (News - Alert), 30 percent of all businesses will own absolutely no IT assets come 2014. The WFT cloud is no doubt an enabler in that direction, as customers look to reduce operation costs and improve efficiencies when migrating to cloud environments.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey