China Telecom and IBM will assist small and medium businesses (SMBs) to deploy SAP cloud-based applications.
As per the three-year agreement – announced today, China Telecom will manage clients’ infrastructure that includes cloud platform resources, networking and mobile devices. IBM will integrate the software, hardware and service capabilities to create an environment to SAP applications on the cloud.
The cloud-based SAP applications will enable China Telecom SMB customers to deploy SAP applications, to reduce operating and application management costs with enterprise-ready applications.
IBM said it will provide integrated management across all SAP architectures and delivery models. Clients can migrate and integrate new applications on the cloud, while maintaining and operating current applications.
In addition, IBM will provide the tools and skill education China Telecom to ensure support for their SMB clients throughout all phases of implementation. This includes testing, customization and ongoing issue resolution.
China Telecom and IBM will first focus on clients in the Guangdong province and then extend the project to key areas as Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Beijing and Tianjin.
“Today’s announcement represents an important step in the Chinese cloud computing market that will provide one of the fastest growing segments within China greater access to cloud resources,” said DC Chien, general manager and chief executive officer, IBM Greater China Group.