SAP Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud

sap_logo110.pngSAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform.

The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Netweaver Business Warehouse solutions in the cloud, powered by HANA.

SAP plans to deliver the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud through its partners within what SAP calls an “open + us” strategy, offering the capabilities from the partner data centers and/or SAP's own data centers located worldwide.

Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Technology and Innovation, remarked:
With SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are addressing a fundamental customer need that we have seen since we first launched HANA. Customers want more and more options in how they take advantage of the value SAP HANA brings. With the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are delivering HANA at scale with instant value and no compromise. We are simplifying customers’ experience and expanding their choice in how they want to adopt SAP HANA, now bringing it to a massive scale for enterprise mission critical applications—and we are doing this without disruption through the cloud.

On the customer side, Don Whittington, CIO of Florida Crystals, had this to say:
We are thrilled to be the first SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA pilot customer running live on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. As part of our aggressive global growth strategy, it was paramount that we have the ability to deploy mission-critical SAP applications powered by SAP HANA as quickly as possible via the cloud without any compromise. I had the vision of running SAP as fast as Excel and today I am happy to share with you that we were able to complete the app migration and cloud on-boarding in just two months. I have personally been able to experience the unbelievable performance of SAP HANA for my cost center reporting. Our business community is looking forward to continuous innovation and transformation with SAP.

SAP is taking aggressive steps to boost the momentum of SAP HANA and push through the cloud space with enterprise platform services, where, still, the competition to become the cloud provider of choice is savage.

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