Queensland’s electricity transmission provider Powerlink is switching its cloud solution from Oracle to Azure, and has appointed Acclimation to manage the transition. 

As the Australian electricity market works to respond to the increasing reliance on renewables, Powerlink is responding by migrating to a platform that, it has determined, is more efficient, with a better user experience. 

According to Darryl Rowell, Powerlink’s Chief Financial Officer, the Microsoft Azure hosted Business Suite on HANA transition “was the first step in a wider business transformation journey”.

Darryl Rowell, Chief Financial Officer, Powerlink

“With the completion of this migration, Powerlink has taken a big first step on the journey to be better positioned to run projects, drive procurement, and implement greater efficiencies for field delivery teams,” says Rowell. 

SAP Consulting firm Acclimation, which has achieved certified competency in Azure and AWS, won the tender to partner with Powerlink to manage the transition, with the migration taking eight months and delivered remotely throughout the pandemic.

Acclimation claims that it can assist companies to accurately forecast their migration to SAP cloud, providing trials and demos to compare against the company’s existing solution.

According to Acclimation, “Shifting SAP workloads to the cloud provides greater flexibility and scalability for your entire SAP infrastructure and furthermore puts in place an agile platform to support innovation and growth.

Acclimation provides a four step process, including an initial assessment, the set up, migration and management and can also offer a cloud assessment workshop at the outset.

Acclimation says, “Transferring your SAP infrastructure to the cloud makes perfect sense. It can help you cut the costs associated with managing your infrastructure, providing support services, and licensing and managed services.”

According to Mark Pozdena, General Manager Business IT at Powerlink, “Our teams worked very closely together to ensure the solution was sustainable in the longer term.”

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