About Hercules Bester

With over 20 years of experience in SAP ecosystem, Hercules Bester is an Enterprise Architect at Protera Technologies. In his current role, Hercules gathers customer requirements and architects solutions to migrate and host the required systems in the cloud. Hercules has been in the SAP hosting ecosystem for many years with several prominent companies giving him the unique ability to understand how solution providers deliver systems and services.

How HANA is Impacting SAP Hosting Services

By |2019-04-08T10:01:20-05:00April 8, 2019|Categories: IT Services|

From race cars to ERP landscapes, high performance always requires careful and regular maintenance. And as a system built from the ground up around performance, SAP HANA is no exception. However, as the HANA and S/4HANA ecosystem has developed, vendors have found ways to make maintenance easier, hosting less costly and S/4HANA landscapes even

4 Essential ERP Migration Steps Changed by the Cloud

By |2020-07-23T03:48:47-05:00April 1, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

The cloud has profoundly changed the ERP migration process. There are more choices for destinations and powerful new features that help control cost and risk. Likewise, there are more choices your business has to consider than in the on-premise days. Here are four of the most important ways the cloud has changed migration. Cloud Automation

4 Creative Hybrid Cloud Solutions to Complex Problems

By |2019-03-22T12:19:28-05:00March 22, 2019|Categories: IT Services|

A hybrid cloud hosting model is often used as a compromise — or a stepping stone to a more permanent, exclusively cloud-based solution. When you move your SAP landscape to the cloud or consolidate multiple systems on different platforms, you’re in the hybrid cloud — at least until the project is done. But the hybrid

5 Questions to Ask Your SAP Managed Services Provider in the Cloud Era

By |2020-07-23T04:33:00-05:00March 11, 2019|Categories: IT Services|

No one understand the needs of your company better than you. Unfortunately, translating those needs into a program for SAP transformation can be a daunting challenge. Many SAP managed services providers struggle to bridge the gap between technical requirements and business strategy, resulting in a less successful cloud SAP transformation. Whether you’re looking for

How to Achieve a 100% Successful SAP HANA Migration to the Public Cloud

By |2019-03-29T11:54:47-05:00February 19, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

A HANA public cloud migration isn’t just a lateral move to new hosting — it’s a major change that should yield business, performance and budget benefits for your organization. Here’s how to ensure a 100% successful SAP HANA migration to the public cloud. Understand Your Migration Requirements Companies often misunderstand the requirements of their

5 Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Model

By |2020-07-23T02:52:44-05:00October 16, 2018|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

In most cases, the scalability, cost-effectiveness and other advantages of the public cloud make it the best option. However, there are some use cases where companies can benefit from combining different types of hosting environments together. Here are a few of the situations where a hybrid cloud model may beat a pure public cloud

SAP Basis Explained

By |2019-03-29T12:11:18-05:00September 18, 2018|Categories: IT Services|

What is SAP Basis? Your SAP landscape is made of different modules, which accomplish different tasks within a business. Those modules rest on a common database and operating system, and work together to run day-to-day business operations. SAP Basis is the set of tools that link the software together, ensuring your SAP landscape can

How to Stop Worrying About Public Cloud Disaster Recovery

By |2020-07-23T04:27:45-05:00August 28, 2018|Categories: IT Services|

The public cloud provides the resources for disaster recovery, but companies still need to put in the work of evaluating risks and potential losses, and ensuring their solution addresses those risks. In this cloud agnostic post, we explain what companies need to do so they can know their SAP landscapes and data are secure.

Go to Top