SAP is now offering SAP Business Suite on the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service via subscription pricing. According to Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation, SAP is not only emphasizing its commitment to the cloud with new subscription offerings for SAP HANA, but also increasing the choice and simplicity for customers to deploy HANA. “In addition, we are expanding our global presence with a comprehensive in memory-centric data center plan, dramatically simplifying our customers’ IT landscapes.”
HANA Enterprise Cloud now offers SAP Business Suite, the SAP Business Warehouse application and the SAP HANA platform on a subscription model. It is being offered securely from regional SAP data centers around the world to support customers in running their mission-critical SAP applications in a private managed cloud environment – and complements recently announced offerings to enable customers to extend, build and run new cloud applications on top of the SAP HANA through SAP HANA AppServices, SAP HANA DBServices, and SAP HANA Infrastructure Services.
According to SAP, with its enhanced service offering for cloud migration, customers benefit from a simplified migration experience with the new comprehensive cloud transformation services to migrate existing SAP applications to SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. This includes options for integration to on-premise SAP applications and other SAP cloud solutions, including those from SAP’s SuccessFactors and Ariba companies.
SAP operates 16 data centers worldwide and is broadening its footprint to comply with the local restrictions and regulations, enabling customers to run their business in the SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA. On April 7, SAP Japan announced that SAP AG has established its first two data centers in the Asia Pacific region in Tokyo and Osaka. All SAP data centers are in memory-centric to simplify the IT landscape and include high-end servers optimized for enterprise mission-critical workloads. SAP also recently announced it will power all data centers and facilities globally with 100% renewable electricity beginning in 2014.