Enterprises to benefit from improved security and SAP build and run capabilities with latest Avantra platform

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Next-gen AIOps solution addresses security issues for organizations with automated kernel upgrades for SAP

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As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digital transformation throughout the world, enterprises want peace of mind that they are protected against increased opportunities for attacks, so keeping systems secure is a must.

The rise in cloud and hybrid landscapes have increased IT complexity for more than three quarters (77%) of SAP enterprises, with concerns over security being a major challenge, according to a report from Avantra and SAP user group ASUG. To address this issue, Avantra has launched Avantra 20.11, its latest AIOps platform for SAP operations.

Avantra 20.11 ensures companies using SAP can benefit from automated kernel upgrades for improved, ‘easy to do the right thing’ security of their SAP IT workloads, as well as native support for SAP Cloud Platform Integration and SAP Cloud Connector, enabling businesses to navigate complex hybrid environments and monitor API performance.

In addition to enhanced security features, the company’s next generation platform eliminates the need for repetitive SAP operations, with automated best practices for SAP landscape management, helping to prevent failures, and save time and resources.

John Appleby, CEO at Avantra, comments: “It’s clear that SAP customers are concerned about the vulnerability of their IT operations, and we’ve responded by ensuring security is at the heart of our latest platform, Avantra 20.11. As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digital transformation throughout the world, enterprises want peace of mind that they are protected against increased opportunities for attacks, so keeping systems secure is a must.

“This year’s pandemic has also reinforced the need for automation to lead IT workloads. To address this, our platform takes the strain away from businesses who spend too much time and money running complex SAP systems through our automation management and workloads, and provides performance transparency and actionable insights.”

Avantra 20.11 also brings enhanced support for customers using Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure bringing them in line with Avantra’s existing support for AWS. It also brings an expanded set of built-in checks for the latest SAP HANA updates, and organizations can review the health of their systems on-the-go with mobile app improvements on the platform.

Avantra 20.11 is set to be unveiled at Avantra Summit, the company’s annual event, which will take place virtually on Thursday 3rd December. Bernd Engist, CTO, and Brenton O'Callaghan, CCO, will host a first look exclusive demo for attendees at the summit, which will also include head-to-head interviews and panel Q&As, all in a TV-style format, as well as an industry insight session with award-winning tech futurist, Shivvy Jervis. For more information about Avantra Summit and to register your attendance, click here.

About Avantra
Avantra is the industry-leading AIOps platform for SAP automation operations: helping companies transform into a self-healing enterprise. Avantra helps SAP customers to improve business experience, performance, and compliance, focus valuable resources on digital transformation and reduce operational cost. Avantra delivers a unified operations platform, whether on-premises, in the cloud, SaaS, or hybrid, for both Build and Run operations. Founded in Switzerland in 2000 with a global presence, Enterprises as well as Managed Service Providers trust Avantra to provide them unmatched intelligence and insight into their landscape health. Learn more at http://www.avantra.com.

About ASUG
ASUG is the world’s largest SAP user group. Originally founded by a group of visionary SAP customers in 1991, its mission is to help people and organizations get the most value from their investment in SAP technology. ASUG currently serves thousands of businesses via companywide memberships, connecting more than 130,000 professionals with networking and educational resources to help them master new challenges. Through in-person and virtual events, on-demand digital resources, and ongoing advocacy for its membership, ASUG helps SAP customers make more possible.

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