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Virtustream Adds Virtualized SAP HANA® for Production SAP Environments to Cloud Portfolio

New Cloud Offering Extends Virtustream’s Industry-Leading SAP HANA Solutions for Enterprise


Washington - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced an extension of its SAP HANA Managed Service to offer customers fully virtualized SAP HANA for production landscapes on its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. 

Virtustream provides the most comprehensive SAP cloud services worldwide, supporting the migration and operation of full SAP production (and non-production / test and development) environments in the cloud, dedicated SAP HANA services and offering virtual SAP HANA for non-production environments. Now Virtustream’s customers can take advantage of fully virtualized SAP HANA production in the cloud and gain all the benefits of Virtustream’s xStream™ Enterprise Cloud platform. These benefits include: market-leading performance SLAs, multi-tenant efficiency, rapid deployment, utility-based billing, hardware cost avoidance, built-in disaster recovery, high availability, and greatly simplified provisioning and operation. In addition, all Virtustream customers are protected by the company’s industry-leading security and compliance tools and processes to ensure proper protection of data in a cloud environment. Virtustream’s cloud complies with HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, ISO 27000, SSAE and SOX standards, while supporting many more.

SAP and Virtustream have a longstanding relationship, with SAP being a trusted partner and investor. Virtustream has more than 100 SAP clients running production SAP on the Virtustream cloud or using its software in private clouds, including well-known brands such as Domino Foods, Veyance Technologies and Morris Communications. Virtustream’s underlying Micro-VMTM (µVM) technology makes it possible for IT expenses to be efficiently reduced, offering consumption-based pricing and eliminating upfront capital expenditure while improving overall performance of the applications. As a result, customers are able to move to any production and mission-critical enterprise applications to the cloud without re-engineering and combine on-site and cloud-based operations as required.

Virtustream has a long history of innovation for SAP and SAP HANA in the cloud including:

  • Virtustream deployed the first production SAP customer in a multi-tenant cloud and the first production SAP ERP running on HANA in the cloud.
  • Virtustream is a member of SAP Cloud Technology Advisory Board and the SAP Cloud Benchmarking Group.
  • Virtustream was among the first cloud service providers to join “Powered by HANA Service Provider Partner” program for select certified SAP partners announced earlier this year. As part of the participation in the program, Virtustream and SAP have jointly developed an SAP HANA Reference Architecture. This Cloud Reference Architecture, which includes Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software, is a model for deploying complex heterogeneous IT environments, either from a cloud service provider like Virtustream or on-premise in a customer’s data center.

“We are very excited to announce support for production SAP HANA for enterprises wanting to deploy this technology on virtual machines in production,” said Michael Hoch, SVP Advisory Services at Virtustream. “We look forward to assisting our enterprise customers to realize the enormous benefits of SAP HANA when running their organization’s SAP applications on the Virtustream cloud, for greater resource efficiency and infrastructure cost savings.”

About Virtustream 

Virtustream is the enterprise-class cloud software and service provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, only Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Geneva, Dubai, Lithuania and Pune. Virtustream owns data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.


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