​This blog post has been co-authored by Hiren Shah, Principal PM Manager, SAP on Azure

SAP solutions power the digital enterprise core of many enterprises. As part of their digital transformation journeys, organizations are looking to migrate their mission-critical SAP workloads to Microsoft Azure to take advantage of hyperscale cloud, agility, and business continuity. Migrating mission-critical SAP environments requires careful planning and expertise to minimize risk and downtime. However, with the right automation tools and a team of experts, migration doesn’t need to be cumbersome. To streamline migration for our customers, and to help them reap the benefits of cloud computing at an accelerated pace, SNP and Microsoft have expanded their alliance. With the new Cloud Move for Azure program, customers can now leverage the power of automation to accelerate their SAP transformation journey with all the benefits of Azure cloud.

Cloud Move for Azure enables automated and precise cloud sizing through the detailed analysis of an existing SAP system, mapping it to a new environment in Azure with full cost transparency. You can read more about it below. SNP’s CrystalBridge® and SNP’s BLUEFIELD™ approach offers a state-of-the-art automated migration for complex SAP environments in a cost-efficient and secure fashion. A migration to SAP S/4HANA® is a highly complex task. When companies move to S/4HANA, the focus is on the data: They must decide which data they want to migrate and which historical data they want to archive. Downtime is also a challenge. When companies switch to S/4HANA, day-to-day operations should continue smoothly. With a BLUEFIELD™ approach to SAP S/4HANA, you can migrate and upgrade features and data in a single, non-disruptive go-live project. SNP BLUEFIELD™ lets you merge, split, upgrade, and harmonize systems in a single step. In addition, SNP’s Crystalbridge® solution provides automated functional analysis of SAP systems to identify the most used areas enabling effective prioritization, test planning, and selective data migration for complex systems. The subsequent automated implementation of SAP S/4HANA on Azure allows customers to implement projects faster and cost-effectively.

By leveraging SNP’s solutions and capabilities, we can provide our customers with a simplified and accelerated path to SAP S/4HANA on Azure. The integrated approach and close agreement between SAP, SNP, system integrators, and Microsoft provide customers with extremely reliable planning and a highly automated solution. A simple set of pre-defined Cloud Move for Azure packages tailored to the specific needs of different customer types with assessments, proof of concepts, and the migration of SAP environments makes a customer’s journey transparent and shortens the transition period with near-zero downtime. We are very excited to have SNP as Microsoft’s Preferred Partner for SAP on Azure migrations. 

What is Cloud Move for Azure

Cloud Move for Azure determines the optimal sizing of the target system and automates the deployment in the Azure cloud.

Fast and reliable

Cloud Move for Azure collects business and technical data with an automated scan of your system thus saving time, costs, and resources.


The solution was developed together with Microsoft. The collected data is stored in CrystalBridge® and can be easily checked at any time.


CrystalBridge® uses reports and comparisons that users can adjust interactively to immediately identify potential savings.

Automated deployment

Cloud Move for Azure does not only plan the deployment of the target system in the Azure cloud. It is also executed automatically in a few hours, using a template approved by SAP and Microsoft.

Low risk

Highly automated analysis and simulation of the target solution in the cloud avoids error-prone manual efforts and always provides full cost transparency.

Learn more

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Cloud Move for Azure Webpage

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To learn more about migrating SAP on Azure, visit:

SAP on Azure Migration – SAP Intelligent Enterprise | Microsoft Azure

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