TC Energy moves infrastructure including SAP to AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that TC Energy is moving its infrastructure to AWS.
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The North American energy company, headquartered in Canada, has migrated almost 90 percent of its corporate and commercial applications, including its SAP platform, to AWS, the Amazon group company said.

TC Energy is leveraging the AWS services, including machine learning, analytics, database, serverless, storage, and compute to deliver energy and generate power more efficiently for millions of homes in North America.

The migration also positioned TC Energy to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation, with TC Energy employees using Amazon WorkSpaces virtual desktops remotely – which extend the functionality of in-office software resources to at-home users – to work securely from home.

In 2017, TC Energy began migrating workloads to AWS to modernize its infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies. A year later, the company decided to go all-in, moving all of its business-critical applications, including its SAP platform, to AWS.

The TC Energy team planned and architected the migration, ultimately moving its entire SAP platform to AWS with zero downtime and no impact on operations. The company reports a 30 percent decrease in overall costs related to its SAP workloads since migrating to AWS.

TC Energy also focused on optimization, using AWS Reserved Instances and Savings Plans to drive efficiency in its cloud computing usage and capacity planning.

TC Energy uses AWS’s Instance Scheduler tool for turning off its workloads unrelated to energy production.

“Since moving to AWS, we’ve shifted our focus to automating workflows and unlocking efficiencies, rather than operating infrastructure and managing costly and complex upgrades,” said Chris Foster, vice president, Information Services and Chief Information Officer of TC Energy.

“TC Energy is a prime example of how the cloud contributes to changing the way a company does business, enabling innovation to permeate deep into its culture and operations,” said Mike Clayville, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS.

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