Microsoft, SAP Ally on Cloud

SAP HANA database apps support Microsoft's Azure cloud.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

May 17, 2016

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Microsoft, SAP Ally on Cloud

SAP and Microsoft have joined up in an alliance to let SAP's HANA database run on Microsoft Azure cloud, as well as integrating Office 365 and SAP cloud services.

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and SAP AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: SAP) are also teaming up on enhanced management and security for custom SAP Fiori apps.

Coats LLC, Rockwell Automation and Nortek are three enterprises already using SAP on Azure. Sujeet Chand, senior VP and CTO for Rockwell Automation, said in a joint statement from Microsoft and SAP that the service provides scalability, security and services to run SAP HANA and big data applications.

Microsoft has more details on the Azure blog.

Find out more about enterprise cloud at our upcoming Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, May 24-25. Register now! Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) doesn't want to get left out of the fun. The company put out a statement Tuesday reminding everybody that it runs SAP apps too, has since 2011, and counts GE, Brooks Brothers, Lionsgate and Ferrara Candy Company among its customers.

SAP has been busy. The company and Apple announced this month that they're working together to provide development tools to build apps for the iPhone and iPad and HANA. (See Apple, SAP Partner on Mobile Cloud Apps.)

SAP's alliances follow one of the earliest cloud strategies: allowing enterprise customers to move on-premises apps to the cloud for greater flexibility, manageability, reach and cost savings.

— Mitch Wagner, Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profile, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading.

About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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