SAP AG has announced the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. With the new offering, running mission-critical SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and new applications powered by the SAP HANA in-memory platform, will be possible as a managed cloud service with elastic petabyte-scale.
According to SAP, SAP Business Suite applications powered by SAP HANA, first announced in January and now generally available, have been met with enthusiasm. SAP Business Suite running on HANA enables customers to run their businesses in real time by bringing together business transactions and operational analytics on a single, in-memory computing platform. At the same time, SAP says, customers are also embracing the advantages offered by the cloud. With the introduction of the SAP HANA Cloud Service, SAP will combine the ease of the cloud with the capabilities of SAP HANA in a simple model.
SAP plans to deliver the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud along with its partners in an "open + us" strategy, an open ecosystem strategy with managed service providers offering the capabilities of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud from their data centers, as well as from multiple SAP data centers worldwide.
"With SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are addressing a fundamental customer need that we have seen since we first launched HANA," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Technology and Innovation, in a statement released by the company. "Customers want more and more options in how they take advantage of the value SAP HANA brings. With the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are delivering HANA at scale with instant value and no compromise. We are simplifying customers' experience and expanding their choice in how they want to adopt SAP HANA, now bringing it to a massive scale for enterprise mission critical applications – and we are doing this without disruption through the cloud."