IBM has expanded its global partnership with SAP to deliver the SAP HANA platform, the SAP HANA ONE service, and other SAP applications on the cloud platform from SoftLayer, an IBM Company. SAP has certified the SoftLayer platform to run SAP applications, including SAP Business Suite software and SAP BusinessObjects solutions.
This extends and complements the existing capabilities provided by IBM to run SAP solutions on IBM Cloud Managed Services. With Cloud Managed Services and the SoftLayer platform, customers will have access to 40 data centers across five continents to run SAP applications for their enterprises. SoftLayer and IBM provide an expansive set of cloud capabilities for SAP solutions to address development testing, production and SAP HANA-based workloads.
Through this expanded partnership, clients can more quickly expand their businesses into new geographies with more consistent global deployments, which are expected to improve security and boost compliance with local laws.
“Delivering SAP applications via the IBM cloud provides customers the choice they desire to respond in real time to changing industry dynamics that impact their business,” said Robert Enslin, president of Global Customer Operations and a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board, SAP AG. “We anticipate that this approach will prove valuable to enable customers to easily scale to constantly increasing business requirements.”
In addition, IBM and Virtustream are jointly working on an additional option for managing environments running SAP solutions on the SoftLayer platform. IBM is working with Virtustream to use its xStream cloud management platform software for both fully managed as well as customer managed environments.
Virtustream will also be using SoftLayer infrastructure to expand its service beyond current locations and capacity. The partnership between IBM and Virtustream will enable companies to easily move existing mission-critical SAP applications to the cloud with greater confidence.
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