Streamline your Cloud Migration with oXya and the Google Cloud Architecture Framework

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Google Cloud Architecture Framework

Since 2016, oXya has been a strategic partner for Google Cloud regarding the migration of SAP applications on Google Cloud, having successfully completed multiple projects in North America and in Europe. In 2019, Google Cloud started building the Google Cloud Architecture Framework, acting as a compass for partners (including oXya) to streamline the cloud migration of business-critical applications to Google Cloud.

Over the years, this framework has been refined to be a strategic roadmap for both building new applications and migrating and optimizing any types of workloads on Google Cloud. Far from being a rigid one-size-fits-all set of rules, this framework presents a structured approach to ensure a smooth and successful digital transformation of any customer on Google Cloud.

From theory to application, discover how oXya, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, is leveraging and adapting the Google Cloud Framework to unlock a treasure trove of benefits from scalability to cost efficiency, when migrating your SAP applications.

What is the Google Cloud Architecture Framework?

The Framework provides the best practices to operate a high-performing and cost-effective cloud infrastructure. It offers a structured approach in six defined pillars:

  • System Design: It’s the foundational element of this approach: it’s all about your technical architecture blueprints and the specific resources we will deploy for you on Google Cloud. Get your return on investment on Google Cloud by completing your functional design and including Artificial Intelligence with Gemini and Vertex AI.
  • Operational Excellence: This pillar refers to the way we ensure your applications are running efficiently on Google Cloud with proactive monitoring, from deployment to steady state.
  • Security, Privacy and Compliance: Your application deserves the best level of protection on the cloud. Transitioning from on-premise to cloud-based cybersecurity requires an adaptative approach, and our team of experts will assist you in making the best choices you can on the cloud. Simply provide your standards and regulatory requirements, and we’ll ensure Google translates it on the cloud.
  • Reliability: Your applications must meet the Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and performance you need to run your business. oXya’s expert teams will guide your application design to offer scalability (to support your peak periods) and high availability whenever it’s required.
  • Cost Optimization: It’s your credit card! Choosing to migrate to Google Cloud is usually at the core of your digital transformation investment. We provide you with advice on how to make the most of your investment on Google Cloud within the initial system design. All along the cloud migration project, we set up processes to monitor and control costs, paving the road for your future FinOps strategy in steady state.
  • Performance Optimization: This continuous process involves setting up your performance probes to monitor components such as the compute, network storage, network, application performance and databases. In this pillar, we assess together the right trade-off between performance and costs to match your SLOs.

The framework fosters a collaborative approach, enabling us to have in-depth discussions with you and build a stronger relationship based on mutual understanding. Together, we review and adjust the predefined blueprints and best practices to accelerate your transformation.

With this framework laying a solid foundation, we’re ready to put theory into practice, translating collaborative planning into a successful implementation. Learn more about our distinctive methodology.

Learn, Lead, Build and Operate: The 4 Stages of SAP Migration to Google Cloud

Experience “The New Way to Cloud”: learn, lead, build, and operate your applications on Google Cloud’s scalable, world-class infrastructure. When it’s time to migrate your SAP applications to the Google Cloud, oXya offers a turnkey solution to partner with you. Let’s delve deeper into how we can help you across these 4 stages.

  1. Learn – Transparency is at the heart of oXya’s solution. We help you familiarize yourself with Google Cloud’s offering, and we walk you through the different reference architectures and Google Cloud best practices. We always start these cloud migration projects with the oXya Technical Workshops where we present industry leading references and take the time to answer your questions. During this set of work sessions fully prepared by oXya, we navigate together through your business requirements to define detailed blueprints. For more information, read our blog on oXya’s 5 Best Practices for a Successful Migration Project.


  1. Lead with MetoX (oXya’s Methodology) – oXya’s worldwide cloud migration practice includes SAP on cloud leaders, and we’ve built and refined a clear approach through years of implementation to help you develop your business case with a thorough assessment of your current SAP landscape. We always appoint an experienced Technical Project Manager (TPM) on these cloud endeavors. We orchestrate the project communications by putting together a team from multiple technical functions across the organization and keeping executive leaders up to date. The TPM brings all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a strong migration plan for you.


  1. Build – Cloud migration can be either a lift-and-shift (with a simple VM migration with Google’s toolbox Migrate for Compute Engine and Database Migration Service), rehosting (new VM deployment), or refactoring leveraging Cloud Native APIs. Based on our experience, SAP applications migration should be a hybrid approach, taking the best of each option. We recommend to lift-and-transform your SAP application with SAP HANA System Replication (HSR) while grabbing the low hanging fruits to implement and leverage cloud-natives’ solutions (Cloud DNS, ILB with Cloud Armor, Cloud Storage with BACKINT, etc.). After selecting the most suitable migration strategy together and preparing the landing zone on Google Cloud, we start by deploying the resources for your SAP applications with Infrastructure-as-Code. oXya is a pioneer in SAP scripted deployments with a strong culture of automation lead by our CTO offices in North America and Europe. Discover our IaC strategy with Our DevSecOps Approach: An Experience Focused on Your Needs. Did you know we can migrate your SAP application running on IBM Power with simple migration and homogenous lift-and-shift on IP4G? Read our recent release on our strategic partnership to offer IBM Power for Google Cloud (IP4G).


  1. Operate – Get ready for the steady state with oXya Managed Services! From Cyberwatch vulnerability management to Xperion performance monitoring, we recommend optimization strategies to ensure operational excellence on Google Cloud. Resilience is key to our practice, and we consistently suggest improvements and transformations to leverage the power of cloud-native tools, keeping pace with their frequent releases. releases.

With oXya by your side, SAP migration to Google Cloud becomes an efficient and reassuring journey. Our proven methodology led by experts ensures not only a successful migration, but a cohesive and transparent process.

Your Roadmap to Success with oXya

When you start thinking of cloud migration, you’re looking for a trusted partner to help you conduct a successful transformation at the heart of your business systems. At oXya, we empower your team with robust and future-proof solutions on Google Cloud. By following and adapting this framework, we promise a smooth and successful migration to Google Cloud and the ability to leverage its potential for scalability, agility, and cost savings.

Read our cloud migration success stories to discover your new way to cloud!

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