IBM Cloud to Support SAP Solutions

IBM is teaming up with SAP to support the SAP HANA platform, the SAP HANA ONE service and other SAP applications on IBM's SoftLayer solution set. The SoftLayer platform has been verified by SAP to run SAP applications, including SAP Business Suite software and SAP BusinessObjects solutions.

“By delivering SAP applications via IBM cloud technologies, companies will have consistent access to a global infrastructure that will assist them in tackling business needs with the speed and efficiency needed in today’s business climate,” said James Comfort, general manager of cloud services for IBM.

The integration between the two solution sets extends and complements 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 now provide cloud capabilities for SAP solutions to address development testing, production and SAP HANA-based workloads.

IBM also says it is working with Virtustream, a cloud management vendor, to bring an additional option for managing environments running SAP solutions on the SoftLayer platform. Virtustream's xStream cloud management platform software will provide both fully managed and customer managed environments. In addition, Virtustream will also be using SoftLayer infrastructure to expand its service beyond current locations and capacity.

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