Friday, May 20, 2011

SAP strengthens its presence in the Cloud

Dell and Amazon as new partners, SAP embraces the Cloud, opens to new audiences, and expands its strategy in the cloud. With the reshuffling of the cloud generated by SAP reinvents itself and seeks new business models to his heart craft: ERP. The company has announced during his keynote at Sapphire Orlando two partnerships quite revealing.

Signed the first partnership with Dell, is the culmination of many months of R & D and provides users with portability offers SAP platform DELL VIS Data Center next generation. The University of Kentucky has revealed she would migrate its entire SAP platform Cloud on servers managed by DELL.

At the same time, Dell also announced the upcoming availability of appliances based on technology database in memory HANA SAP. This partnership is strategic for several reasons. It reflects a genuine desire not only to transfer HANA in the Cloud as well as the heart gradually migrate to SAP ECC6 HANA and Cloud.

Initially, the idea is to develop all new applications for the cloud based on a gateway (Gateway SPA) connecting these applications ECC6 Business Suite (and earlier). The second partnership is seen as more strategic and revealing: SAP has certified its solutions and BusinessObjects Rapid Deployment for deployment on the cloud infrastructure service from Amazon (AWS, Amazon Web Services).

In the words of SAP, thus half of its application portfolio, which migrates to the cloud and becomes more accessible to SMEs and faster to implement. SAP and Amazon have not hidden their intention to certify as to terms, the ERP. The arrival of decision tools BusinessObject in the Amazon Cloud was eagerly awaited by many actors and companies, at a time when policy makers often see their dashboard on ultra-mobile devices like smartphones or shelves .

In a similar vein, SAP and Hitachi also announced a strengthening of their partnership (which exists since 1994) to enable greater integration between the offerings of SAP and Hitachi in the areas of Cloud Computing, Virtualization storage, resource planning company, and managing lifecycle information.

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