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National Foods moves SAP to RapidCompute’s cloud

National Foods Limited and RapidCompute – the cloud computing division of Cybernet – announced the successful migration of the first core ERP SAP Landscape Hosting on the RapidCompute IAAS cloud. National Foods will be relying on RapidCompute for hosting the entire SAP landscape including disaster recovery on its cloud. The installation will be spread across multiple cloud sites in Pakistan.

National Foods journey to the cloud from on-premises servers was gradual and carefully evaluated at each transitional step. Partnering with RapidCompute, National Foods chalked out a plan whereby the entire SAP landscape was migrated in phases. At each step of the process, both teams worked for hand in hand to test, migrate and manage instances on the cloud ensuring no hiccups for end-users. During planning, RapidCompute engineers, and NFL teams also performed numerous proof of concepts for database replication, high availability and disaster recovery scenarios. The solution is deployed across multiple availability zones of RapidCompute to provide datacenter level redundancy and low latency.

Syed Zeeshan Ali, General Manager IT of National Foods added: “We have a long-standing relationship with Cybernet as our MPLS connectivity provider. With RapidCompute, we were able to migrate our mission-critical workload to the cloud and to increase security and reliability for our end users.”

To commemorate this occasion, an event was held at RapidCompute’s facility in Karachi. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abrar Hassan, CEO of National Foods was pleased with the smooth transition to the cloud and noted “Our experience with Cybernet and RapidCompute has been very positive. National Foods relies heavily on cutting-edge technologies for its expansion and continued growth and partners such as Cybernet are essential to our success.”

Mr. Danish Lakhani, CEO Cybernet said, “We are delighted to have National Foods on board as the first FMCG to be hosting its production SAP landscape on the cloud. We hope that this collaboration will set a precedent for the future and encourage other organizations to leverage the cloud for their SAP and other ERP requirements.”

RapidCompute is the largest cloud operator in Pakistan with 3 datacenters across Punjab and Sindh. It is ISO 27001:2013 certified and runs mission-critical workloads for FMCGs, banks, SMEs and other organizations in Pakistan since 2012.

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