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Cintas and Lemongrass Complete SAP Migration to the Google Cloud

The project offers lower costs and a faster, more secure and more stable data management platform with LCP Migrate
E3 Magazine
December 4, 2023
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Lemongrass, a provider of software-based services, announces the completion of a year-long project to help Cintas Corporation, a US-based services company with more than 40,000 employees and a global customer base of over one million organizations, migrate its SAP systems to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Looking to digitally transform for growth, Cintas decided to update its business and technology practices, which meant migrating its entire SAP installation, consisting of more than 200 servers and a large, uncompressed Oracle ECC database of 130+ TB, to Google Cloud. As Google and Cintas already had a successful strategic relationship, Cintas decided to stay with Google to take advantage of Google's microservices, cloud-native automation and cloud-native architecture management to drive agility in combination with the Google Cloud Cortex framework for greater innovation. The engagement also included working on a RISE use case with SAP for one of Cintas Corporation's business units using S/4 Hana.

To minimize risk, Cintas requested a lift-and-shift migration and asked Google to recommend the most experienced migration solution provider to support the project. GCP recommended Lemongrass due to its experience in migrating large, complex SAP landscapes with minimal disruption to business operations.

After a brief consultation, Lemongrass identified a more strategic heterogeneous migration and migrated Cintas from an outdated Power Platform with Oracle to Native GCP and DB2. This new plan was better suited to achieving Cintas' expected business outcomes, including a significant cost reduction, a remarkable performance improvement (over 50 % reduction in database size) and maximizing the transformative benefits of running their complex SAP systems in a cloud environment. A key component of the solution was the use of Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP) patent-pending features and extensive experience with services such as Operational Managed Services, RISE with SAP and Google Cloud Cortex Framework.

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