Virtustream Beefs Up Partnership with SAP

Virtustream, which was recently acquired by EMC, is strengthening its partnership with SAP, becoming one of a select few global partners providing cloud infrastructure services for SAP business-critical applications in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

The collaboration will allow SAP to leverage Virtustream’s xStream Cloud Management Platform and its Micro-VM technology to deliver an IaaS with Service Level Agreements covering application performance.

The platform provides an application automation framework that allows customers to schedule and perform advanced management and orchestration tasks across SAP software-based enterprise landscapes. Virtustream’s chip-to-compliance security architecture provides comprehensive systems security, data protection, as well as governance and compliance capabilities.

“This expanded partnership is a significant milestone for Virtustream and SAP,” said Rodney Rogers, CEO for Virtustream. “SAP has long been a strategic partner and a major driver of our growth in the enterprise. Virtustream’s ability to deliver high-security, end-to-end compliance and strong data-protection capabilities satisfies SAP’s stringent certification requirements for storing data and running mission-critical applications in conjunction with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.”

The Virtustream acquisition was completed by EMC in early July to expand its cloud capabilities.

“Everyone in the EMC family is thrilled about this acquisition,” said Joe Tucci, EMC chairman and CEO, during a webcast announcing the acquisition. “Virtustream will be a valuable resource to the EMC family.”

 Virtustream’s cloud software and infrastructure as a service portfolio is delivered directly to customers and through its partners. EMC Federation service provider partners receive access to Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software platform and are enabled to adopt and deliver their own branded services based upon it.

 “SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is experiencing tremendous growth. Given the synergy with Virtustream’s experience in providing secure and scalable cloud environments for SAP solutions, it was a natural progression to deepen our relationship,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, executive vice president, Strategic Business Development and Ecosystem, SAP.

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