Banking Client Implements DevTest in the Cloud for Their SAP Environment
Client:CSC Banking Client
- Reduce costs and provision SAP environments to support multiple development and testing teams (DevTest)
- Use the CSC Agility Platform to create a custom SAP-as-a-Service solution
- Drastic reduction in SAP platform provisioning times from 12 weeks to 30 minutes
- Provision of self-service, on-demand access to multiple SAP modules
A large bank’s IT organization was struggling to provision SAP environments in a timely manner to support multiple development and testing teams (DevTest). The delays were further compounded by the growing expense of provisioning dev and test environments on high-performance machines intended for production use — the bank had made a sizable investment in SAP, including implementation of multiple SAP modules on dedicated, expensive IBM p-Series machines. Both the delays and costs associated with SAP projects had become a critical concern
Existing Implementation of Agility Platform to be Leveraged
The bank had previously successfully leveraged Agility Platform to create a variety of cloud-based, as-a-service DevTest platforms customized to their needs. This included IBM WebSphere, WebLogic, and Microsoft .NET. Now the Agility Platform was put to the test to create a custom SAP-as-a- Service solution that could support a range of SAP modules and be provisioned on a self-service, on-demand basis in the bank’s x86-based private cloud.
Dramatic Reduction in DevTest Cycle Times and Costs of SAP Projects
Highlights of the results included reduction in SAP platform provisioning time from 12 weeks to 30 minutes. The solution provided self-service, on-demand access to multiple SAP modules: Banking Analyzer, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, Process Integration, Solution Manager, and Pega Rules Engine. In addition, costs were reduced by shifting DevTest workloads from expensive p-Series machines to inexpensive x86-based cloud infrastructure.