One of the areas I am excited about in 2016 is Virtustream’s extended partnership with SAP – which offers a secure, flexible cloud infrastructure service for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC).
We launched this service in EMEA & MEE this past week at the Barcelona FKOM event and we are launching the same service in North America this coming week at the Las Vegas FKOM event.
The feedback so far from SAP has been very positive, especially once we shared with them Virtustream’s experience, skills set and ability to execute around SAP and HANA Cloud (i.e., over 200 production customers in a multi-tenant cloud, first S/4HANA in a cloud deployment, etc.).
Several key areas unique to Virtustream’s HANA Cloud, which delivers HEC workloads together with SAP, is our industry leading support and certification for “Regulated Industries” including: Government: FedRAMP and FISMA certification
Commercial: PCI-DSS certified
Healthcare: HIPAA certified
As well as Financial Services, Regulated Utilities, and many others.
Another key area is around “Faster Time-to-Market” with our rapid deployment capabilities, which enable us to meet the most aggressive deployment timelines. There are some very cool innovations in this area, where our Application Automation teams are driving innovations at incredible speeds.
A third area is the ability to support Heterogeneous Application Environments. The reality is that most existing SAP landscapes are mixed environments with SAP applications, new HANA platforms, and legacy SAP on “anyDB” environments, as well as connected non-SAP applications. This also includes the ability to provide short-term transition landscapes for non-HANA DBs.
The last area is the ability to support a wide range of SAP HANA sizes. Regardless of ScaleUp or ScaleOut, and regardless of Virtual HANA or Physical HANA, we support the highest capacity available from the SAP approved OEM vendors certifications. And we continue to push innovations in this space to be able to handle the most demanding HANA client requirements.
In my humble opinion, this makes Virtustream’s HANA Cloud capabilities simply the most mature, flexible and cost effective in the industry! We welcome the opportunity to engage with SAP field teams, clients and SAP partners to have conversations in these areas to prove out our capabilities in greater detail.
For more, read Henrik’s entire blog at https://henrikwagner.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/the-future-looks-very-bright