SAP HANA-as-a-Service.... from HP

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Aug 28, 2013

    Web news site ZDNet reports that HP is set to HANA over a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

    This means you can be connected to the HANA platform "in only weeks instead of months", said HP.

    Customers will pay a monthly subscription fee based on a five-year commitment with the option to scale up and down on-demand, allowing them to shift more from capital expenditure (CAPEX) to operating expenditure (OPEX). Pricing will vary according to client environments and their needs for services such as Business Warehouse, Enterprise Edition or Suite on HANA, Anita Paul, senior director of enterprise application services for HP Asia Pacific and Japan, told ZDNet.

    The HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA bundles the SAP HANA software license along with hardware and ongoing management into a complete solution provided in a cost-effective, as-a-service model. The as-a-service model allows clients to avoid capital expenditure and lower the total cost of ownership—clients simply pay a monthly subscription fee for the total solution.

    Combining HP’s deep expertise in information management and analytics with the real-time platform of SAP, HP clients may harness the benefits of in-memory computing and analytics to rapidly analyze and make decisions on significant amounts of data at a cost and pace that makes sense for their business.

    “Today’s market pressures create the need for companies to know in real time what is going on with their enterprise, their clients and even their competitors, so they can stay competitive,” said Jules Beck, vice president, Enterprise Application Services, HP. “When HP and SAP innovate together, we raise the bar on what is possible for our clients by providing real-time insights.”

    The new solution runs in an HP Managed Cloud environment, either as a managed virtual private cloud or a managed private cloud, within a regionalized, enterprise-class HP data center facility. It is powered by the SAP-certified HP AppSystem for SAP HANA. 

    The new solution also is enabled by the HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA to provide best-in-class migration. These migration services ensure HP will plan, migrate, validate, secure and deliver clients’ mission-critical data onto the SAP HANA platform. All migration services are performed under SAP-certified methodology and validated with HP’s global SAP certifications to successfully design, build, integrate and run SAP systems globally.

    “SAP is laser-focused on our joint clients’ business challenges and technology needs, and with HP as our strategic partner we are delivering integrated solutions that enable them to become best-run businesses,” said Eric Johnson, senior vice president, SAP Database and Technology Solutions. “This new offering is part of SAP’s HANA Enterprise Cloud strategy to offer mission-critical end-to-end managed cloud services to its customers, both directly and through its valued partners such as HP. HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA is a great example of the unique value both companies bring to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations to accelerate innovation with minimal disruption.”

    Released: August 28, 2013, 4:00 am
    Keywords: HANA News | HANA


     

     

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