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HP launches SaaS solution for SAP HANA

Service is designed to allow customers to lower total cost of ownership

HP has launched SAP HANA on a SaaS platform.
HP has launched SAP HANA on a SaaS platform.

HP has introduced the HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, a solution that is designed to allow organisations to analyse big data and unlock real-time insight, without the burden of a significant upfront capital investment.

The HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA bundles the SAP HANA software license, hardware and ongoing management into a solution provided in an as-a-service model. The as-a-service model is dsigned to allow clients to avoid capital expenditure and lower the total cost of ownership, clients 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 analyse 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 real time what is going on with their enterprise, their clients and even their competitors, so they can stay competitive,"  said Bassem Bouzid, regional vice president & general manager - Enterprise Services HP Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa (MEMA). "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 regionalised HP enterprise-class data centre facility.  It is powered by the SAP certified, HP AppSystem for SAP HANA.  Additionally, it 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 the 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."