WFT Cloud Announces VCE Vblock™ Based Fully Managed On-Premise Private Cloud Solution Including SAP System Migration Share Article

WFT Cloud, a fully owned subsidiary of Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT), a leading professional IT services consulting firm specializing in SAP cloud infrastructure integration, in-partnership with VCE, today announced that they are rolling out the new innovative Vblock on-premise utility-based Private Cloud Solution for customers to accelerate SAP customer cloud adoption. The services include SAP system migration providing customers with a fast track to reap benefits of cloud computing.
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February 18, 2014


Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud), a leading SAP Infrastructure and SAP Cloud consulting firm, has made significant gains within the cloud computing domain by focusing on cost savings and faster ROI for customers when they deploy or migrate SAP Applications to a Private Cloud.

Understanding the true cost-saving and benefits for customers moving SAP landscapes to a Private Cloud, WFT releases the Vblock™ based on-premise Private Cloud Solution for SAP customers to meet the rapid and evolving market demands.

Features of the Vblock-based Private Cloud on customer premises:

No CapEx: WFT provides the Vblock Cloud Infrastructure at customer premises. No upfront capital investment cost for SAP customers. WFT will design, procure and manage the Vblock Private Cloud Infrastructure for SAP applications at customer premises.

Secure and Compliant Private Cloud at Customer Premises: The Cloud Infrastructure for SAP will reside inside customer’s data center, satisfying customer security and compliance requirements.

Design and Build SAP Private Cloud: For SAP customers, the service includes assessment, design, and build of SAP Private Cloud Infrastructure.

Certified SAP Application Migration: For existing SAP customers, the service covers Certified Technical Migration of SAP systems to Private Cloud infrastructure as well as cross-platform (OSDB) migration and Unicode conversion.

Optimally Designed for Prod and Non-Prod Landscape on Premise: Optimally designed to accommodate customer’s production and non-production landscapes software logistics, training and testing needs.

Fully Cloud Enabled and Utility Billing: Intelligently designed to accommodate varying resource requirements on demand. Customers only pay for resource usage.

Highly Available: From infrastructure to application, intelligently designed and built to exceed customer SLAs.
Fully Managed: WFT provides infrastructure and Basis Operations Management Services as a part of the contract.

FAST Landscape Provisioning: Fast on-demand SAP Systems Landscape Provisioning in minutes, not weeks, using WFT's SAP Cloud Image Factory (SCIF).

Data Protection: Innovative Data Protection Solutions tailored to customer SLAs and integrated to existing customer data protection Solutions.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (RaaS): Optional Disaster Recovery in Private Cloud or in WFT Cloud.

WFT’s on-premise Vblock Based private cloud for SAP customers also include access to WFT Cloud’s own SAP Cloud Image Factory (SCIF). The SCIF methodology, based on various “permutation & combinations” of SAP installation options, rests at the core of how WFT Cloud saves its customers both time and money when provisioning their SAP landscapes on Cloud. WFT Cloud’s “SCIF” library, containing hundred plus SAP Images, combined with WFT's Rapid Implementation and Migration approach enables faster deployment of SAP Landscapes in matter of days (not weeks). This will help customers to reduce their CapEx and OpEx on running SAP solutions and meet their SLAs. WFT's subscription based Pay-As-You-Use model further increases customer ROI.

WFT Cloud customers realize greater cost savings through a predictable pricing structure. WFT Cloud’s all inclusive fixed-price model includes: design of Vblock Infrastructure, migration (existing customers) cost for hardware and software, SAP operations support, SAP data protection, as well as SAP system refresh and patching. WFT Cloud customers experience accelerated ROI and a cost-saving advantage after migrating their SAP Solutions to Cloud. The following are the average cost savings for WFT Cloud customers when migrating from legacy Infrastructure to a Vblock based Private Cloud.

WFT Owned and Managed Vblock-based Private Cloud at Customer Premises -- Minimum of 40-50% savings.

VCE, who builds Vblock solutions, believes the WFT approach will accelerate SAP migrations to Vblock-based Private Cloud.

Tim Page, Executive Vice President of Global Sales at VCE: “We created the Vblock converged infrastructure to offer the flexibility, resiliency and high performing infrastructure necessary to keep up with the demands of critical applications. By leveraging the Vblock’s unique properties, WFT’s new Private Cloud Solution for SAP application environments will enable customers to accelerate their adoption of powerful cloud-based solutions more easily and cost effectively.”

About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.

Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in SAP infrastructure integrations and services, as well as private/public hybrid Cloud solutions. As an SAP certified provider of cloud services and a VCE Integration Partner, Wharfedale also offers SAP solutions around - High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Advanced Sizing for Virtual and Cloud SAP environments, Data Protection Solutions, SAP Systems Refresh Automation and Landscape Optimization.

For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit or call us at (888) 533-3113.

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SAP customers typically cite data locality, security, compliance, migration complexity, cost and pre-existing capital investments as barriers for moving to cloud. WFT’s Vblock based on-premise Private Cloud Solution addresses all these concerns
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