SAP Introduces Enterprise Cloud

— May 08, 2013

In response to strong global customer demand, SAP has launched the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. The offering is designed to provide organizations with a new deployment option to gain immediate value from the next-generation in-memory platform.

The solution makes running mission-critical ERP, CRM, NetWeaver Business Warehouse and other applications powered by SAP HANA possible as a managed cloud service with elastic petabyte scale. SAP aims to enable organizations to realize faster time-to-value coupled with lower total cost of ownership.

“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,” said Don Whittington, CIO, Florida Crystals. “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."

SAP plans to deliver the solution along with its partners in an "open + us" strategy, with its managed service providers offering cloud capabilities from their data centers worldwide. Details on the initiative will be shared with partners at SAPPHIRE NOW, being held May 14–16 in Orlando, FLA.

To sign up for the new enterprise cloud, SAP recommends these steps for new customers: Start with the necessary software licenses, then engage with company experts to receive a comprehensive assessment and advisory service to determine which solutions will have the highest performance impact by moving to the enterprise cloud based on company's specific system landscape, data and applications. Once solutions are determined, SAP is then able to provide onboarding and migration services. Monthly subscription for cloud service depends on the size, scale of data and applications.

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