SAP, EMC and VMware to build collaboration
Increased collaboration on running SAP applications on virtualised environments
SAP, EMC and VMware have announced that they will strengthen their strategic collaboration to make the adoption of cloud easier, and to improve the performance and deployment options of SAP solutions running in the cloud.
The enhanced alliance, which was announced at SAP Sapphire TechEd in Madrid, is intended to develop tools, services and platforms, that will ease the adoption of cloud and run SAP applications, with greater degrees of automation.
The agreement includes evaluation of options for an EMC-based end-to-end stack optimized to run SAP applications; consultancy and support services for SAP systems running on VMware, and to help customers to design and optimise virtualisation and cloud strategies; automation and management tools for VMware vSphere-based virtual appliances, and collaboration opportunities around SAP HANA platform and EMC's fully automated storage tiering technologies (FAST).
"With virtualization now pervasive throughout the enterprise and baseline applications deployed, SAP customers are turning their attention to cloud computing strategies for mission-critical environments, " said Pat Gelsinger, president and COO, Information Infrastructure Products, EMC. "EMC, SAP and VMware are working together to accelerate SAP customers' journey to hybrid cloud computing. By integrating technologies and delivering new services we hope to both improve business agility and lower IT costs for our mutual customers."
"We are co-innovating with industry leaders in our vast ecosystem to deliver openness and choice to customers, making it much easier for them to adopt cloud technologies," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology & Innovation. "Market observers agree that SAP's next-generation architecture is truly bringing the power of these disruptive innovations to our customers without disruption. Our work with EMC and VMware demonstrates this. It is possible to bring these benefits to our customers while working together with partners in a spirit of openness, trust and co-innovation."