Strengthening its cloud message, SAP AG has announced a unified strategy and vision for its cloud portfolio, combining enterprise solutions with the simplicity of cloud on SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the real-time enterprise. SAP HANA Cloud Platform will serve as the foundation for the full portfolio of cloud solutions from SAP. The announcement of the integrated approach, builds on SAP recent launch of the HANA Enterprise Cloud.
According to SAP, the unified cloud portfolio will enable customers to leverage and extend their existing investments with multiple deployment choices — whether in their data center, the public cloud, the managed cloud or a hybrid environment to help meet the changing needs of any organization. And with SAP HANA Cloud Platform as the underpinning, they will be able to rely on maximum scale for all cloud-based SAP solutions, including line-of-business cloud applications, cloud-enabled business network and social collaboration solutions, and a managed cloud environment for SAP HANA
With the cloud platform built on SAP HANA, SAP aims to help customers rapidly sense, analyze and respond to changes in their business for continuous innovation, in real time. SAP HANA Cloud Platform, including application development and integration services, database and analytics services and foundation services, will be the underlying platform for the overall SAP cloud portfolio.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform is also an integral part of the recently launched SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, which supports the deployment of applications powered by SAP HANA and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW). It can also be used by SAP, customers and partners to integrate and develop extensions to existing on-premise applications or cloud applications.