SAP Bürgermeisters Cook up Beefier Cloud Architecture

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Jan 27, 2014

    burgerstacker.jpgDespite a strong Silicon Valley presence, SAP news comes first out of Wallforf Germany and this week the communications Bürgermeister’s in residence tell us that SAP’s cloud vision has expanded.

    For software application developers and cloud-centric data professionals this is (potentially) interesting news because the company has announced plans to collaborate with leading cloud service providers to offer SAP-validated, cloud-based infrastructure and application services globally.

    Developer architecture specifics

    The infrastructure and application services are intended to be designed to improve quality of service and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), include a common reference architecture and incorporate service-level agreements and data privacy standards that aim to ease deployment.

    According to IDC, cloud spending, including cloud services and the technology to enable these services, will surge by 25 percent in 2014, reaching over US$100 billion.

    Mixed application infrastructures

    As part of the SAP Cloud portfolio of solutions, SAP already offers companies cloud infrastructure and managed services. SAP plans to meet the growing market demand and the unique needs of customers with heterogeneous application environments and mixed application infrastructure landscapes with a partner cloud powered by SAP HANA.

    Initial plans are already in place with 12 world-class providers and SAP anticipates more to come. These first movers have global reach, with more than 412,000 servers in more than 580 datacenters around the world combined.

    "SAP really understands the importance of its ecosystem to its success," said Darren Bibby, program vice president, Channels and Alliances Research, IDC. "For example, it has been very effective at extending its reach with VARs and systems integrators for more traditional implementations. Now that the world is moving to cloud and hosted consumption models, SAP has the opportunity to transfer that same ecosystem prowess to outsourcing providers for the ultimate benefit of end users."

    Released: January 27, 2014, 7:18 am | Updated: February 18, 2014, 12:47 pm
    Keywords: Cloud Computing News | SAP




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