HP now certified provider of SAP cloud services
Certification designed to allow SAP service delivery in a scalable manner
HP Enterprise Services has announced that it has become an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services in support of SAP solutions.
HP is one of the first SAP partners to attain certification.
"The race to the cloud is causing many cloud service providers to offer Infrastructure as a Service, but leave service levels and risk management to their resource-strapped clients," said Kathy Garcia, senior vice president, Applications, HP Enterprise Services. "With this certification, HP can deliver SAP solutions via the cloud with increased flexibility and rapid provisioning, resulting in lower costs and less risk for companies to consume the full benefits of enterprise applications."
The company provides standardised IT solutions and services based on shared resources via the internet, which enables the delivery of SAP applications to clients in a scalable manner via HP Hybrid Delivery Cloud Services.
The new certification is designed to assure clients that by using HP cloud services, they can have increased flexibility, rapid provisioning and a reliable architecture and access to the latest cloud services with no infrastructure capital outlay required.
"The certification confirms HP's ability to deliver high-quality cloud services in support of SAP solutions," said Michael Ressemann, global head, Outsourcing Services and Solution Delivery, SAP. "Through its cloud services and Hybrid Delivery Cloud platform, in support of SAP solutions, HP gives application service providers the ability to meet their business users' needs quickly and cost-effectively without sacrificing reliability or quality."
SAP conducts an extensive audit of all technology providers who wish to attain SAP certification. This audit process is designed to validate the operational integration of the provider's cloud capabilities with SAP applications and includes a review of the provider's technical, physical, management and logical security processes supporting SAP applications.
HP solutions covered by this certification include application hosting, cloud management, disaster recovery and networking.
Those who have attained certification must undergo re-testing every two years.