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The pay-for-play promise of cloud computing is more than just a pithy sound bite—it is a strategic imperative for Endexar, a managed services provider of SAP hosting and outsourcing based in France.

The firm’s small and midsize customers are the reason there is no such thing as a standard sizing chart for business, much less a one-size-fits-all approach. A small business’s IT needs are anything but “small,” and cost overruns in an SAP environment can become problematic.

When SAP shifted away from third-party databases to its own HANA platform, Endexar needed to improve its IaaS and SAP delivery model to achieve greater efficiency.

Endexar quote.pngSeeing this challenge as an opportunity, Endexar invested in upgrades to its own infrastructure, leveraging the private and hybrid cloud capabilities of HPE Helion Cloud Solutions. This has given Endexar a competitive advantage in a crowded field of SAP hosting and outsourcing service providers.

Backed by HPE Helion, the firm’s Endexar Cloud for SAP solution provides a safe pathway from SAP on-premises to cloud and HANA, ensuring flexibility for its different sized customers, worry-free maintenance, and guaranteed availability and security.

Changing with technology
Endexar moved to HPE Helion CloudSystem Enterprise private cloud solution to set the foundation for its more flexible, agile, and scalable infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) delivery model.

Since the solution is able to streamline workloads to public cloud environments, Endexar can now offer customers more flexibility when it comes to where they provision for their SAP and HANA applications, whether it’s an on-premises private cloud, a hosted private cloud, an external public cloud, or hybrid.

“[Our clients] need to test machines, and we provide them, set them up, add them to their network into their SAP environment,” explains Delbosq. “They’ll use them for two, three, four months, then stop paying when they don’t need them anymore. The machines are then decommissioned, freeing up expensive resources. Storage, for example—the client returns it to us and we can sell it to other clients.”

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HPE Cloud Service Automation management software enables Endexar to offer a full self-service menu of cloud-based technical services on top of its IaaS offerings, as well as increased automation of various implementation, upgrade, and maintenance tasks. These enhancements enable a true pay-to-play subscription model for Endexar’s customers.

Instead of a customer buying a 512 GB machine to “future-proof” its HANA investment when it only needs 128 GB at the start, Endexar can now deliver compute, storage, and other resources to scale up capacity as needed.

“Selling a HANA server, that’s one thing,” Delbosq says. “But handling the interactions, managed services—really administering it in cloud mode—that's where we excel.”

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