SAP and IBM have formed partnership with an aim to deliver SAP business solutions on IBM Cloud.
Under this partnership, the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service is now available through IBM’s Cloud. It will provide an open-standards-based approach that will help create the foundation to more easily integrate existing technology investments with new workloads.
The partnership will help accelerate customers’ ability to run core business in the cloud. It will help SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud expand to major markets with the addition of the IBM cloud data centers.
The IBM Cloud provides visibility and control to enable enterprises to apply and extend their security best practices into a cloud environment. Companies can more easily start locally and scale globally with cloud capabilities and also comply with data residency and other regulatory mandates.
The partnership leverage the power of real time through in-memory computing capabilities of SAP HANA combined with the ability to run mission-critical business applications, like SAP Business Suite, in a cloud environment.
IBM brings enterprise depth and the open architecture of IBM Cloud Managed Services and SoftLayer — enabling customers to securely manage SAP workloads from trial to production on a consistent infrastructure, with transparency and control over where data resides.
Customers will also benefit from the technology and services from both companies.
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, said, “The demand for SAP HANA and SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA in the cloud is tremendous and this global agreement with IBM heralds a new era of cloud collaboration. We anticipate customers will benefit from this collaboration and expansion of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.”
IBM Chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty, said, “Our secure, open, hybrid enterprise cloud platform will enable SAP clients to support new ways to work in an era shaped by Big Data, mobile and social.”