Sugar cane firm Florida Crystals sweetens SAP estate with AWS Cloud

Lemongrass and Florida Crystals

Florida Crystals Corporation (FCC), a vertically integrated cane sugar company based in West Palm Beach, Florida, has entered into a collaboration with Lemongrass, the SAP on cloud company, to move its SAP estate to AWS.

FCC’s migration project, which started in May 2021, has now been completed and Lemongrass, a partner in the planning, migration, operation and automation of SAP in the hyperscale cloud, continues to provide ongoing support for their SAP landscape. Lemongrass worked with the cane sugar company to design and build a targeted environment and Landing Zone on AWS whilst migrating the FCC SAP estate.

FCC took a cloud-first approach for their enterprise applications and IT operations and chose to move to hyperscale cloud to deliver financial value and application consolidation while also setting a foundation for future innovations. By moving its SAP systems to AWS, the business can be more efficient and agile, aligning the company’s IT strategy with its sustainability goals.

Florida Crystals Corporation is now leveraging the following AWS services: Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, EBS, and CloudEndure.

Mike Rosenbloom, CEO at Lemongrass, said: “We are honored to work with a true industry pioneer like FCC, whose values around sustainability and business efficiency are setting a high standard for their industry. We look forward to a continued partnership with Florida Crystals as the company expands its use of SAP on AWS.”

Kevin Grayling, CIO at Florida Crystals, said: “We always strive to be environmentally and socially conscious in our business decisions and moving from a hosted private cloud to the public cloud is consistent with our approach.

“Moving our SAP systems to AWS, with help from Lemongrass, will reduce our carbon footprint while saving us money. These savings can be diverted to fund projects and innovation that benefit our customers, employees, and partners as well as the world we live in through our regenerative farming practices.”