- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Databases
- Business Operation
- Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
Building on its success as a provider of on-premises enterprise software, SAP wanted to expand its offerings and launch a cloud platform to deliver SAP solutions.
Creating comprehensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings would allow existing customers to reduce their infrastructure investments while also lowering barriers to entry, potentially attracting new customers for whom SAP software was previously not viable.
To address the demand for always-available business applications, SAP needed to ensure its cloud offering would meet enterprise requirements. Martin Heisig, senior vice president of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud at SAP SE, says: “To give customers the true SAP experience, we needed to ensure that they could take full advantage of the cloud across all their functions, from HR and procurement through to production and logistics. Offering this leaves no margin for service interruptions or maintenance windows.”
SAP SE is a leading enterprise applications and cloud services company headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.
For its SAP HANA enterprise cloud service, SAP maintains approximately 6,600 servers with over 12,000 CPUs and 16,000 virtual machines running SLES and SLES for SAP Applications.
SUSE has proven to be an ideal platform for the OpenStack solution, which is crucial to SAP’s data center operations and the more general cloud strategy. By taking advantage of this technology, SAP benefits from an open, reliable, highly flexible platform that grows at the pace of business.
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