IBM/SAP Ink HANA Cloud Partnership
IBM and SAP announced a new premier partnership that aims to help customers quickly and securely run business-critical applications in the cloud. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is immediately available as a service via IBM’s 40 cloud data centers and will eventually expand into every major global market.
According to the two companies, the new service demonstrates their relative strengths:
-SAP brings the power of real-time analytics via the in-memory computing capabilities of SAP HANA combined with the ability to run mission-critical business applications, like SAP Business Suite, on the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.
-IBM brings enterprise depth and the open architecture of IBM Cloud Managed Services and SoftLayer – enabling customers to securely manage SAP workloads from trial to pro-duction on a consistent infrastructure, with transparency and control over where data resides.
Customers should also benefit from the technology and services solutions offered by from both companies, including IBM consultants who offer industry-specific best practices.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.