SAP HANA gets HPAaS: HP As-a-Service Solution, that is
By Digital News Asia September 9, 2013
- Bundles SAP HANA with hardware and ongoing management in an ‘as-a-service’ model
- Clients can avoid capex upfront and simply pay a monthly subscription fee for the total solution
HEWLETT-Packard has introduced the HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, which the company claimed allows 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 licence along with hardware and ongoing management into a complete solution in a cost-effective, as-a-service model, HP said in a statement.
The as-a-service model allows clients to avoid capital expenditure and lower the total cost of ownership – they simply 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, HP added.
“Today’s market pressures create the need for companies to know in real time what is going on with their enterprise, their clients and even their competitors, so they can stay competitive,” said Lim Bee Wah (pic), country general manager of Enterprise Services at HP Malaysia.
“When HP and SAP innovate together, we raise the bar on what is possible for our clients by providing real-time insights,” she added.
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, enterprise-class HP data centre facility. It is powered by the SAP-certified HP AppSystem for SAP HANA.
The new solution also 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 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, HP said.
“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 Bronwyn Hastings (pic), senior vice president of Ecosystem and Channels at SAP Asia Pacific Japan.
“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,” she added.
Other HP Services for SAP HANA include:
HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA: HP also has established a global ‘Migration Factory’ for SAP HANA to support clients who choose to fully or partially move to SAP HANA, along with providing the transformational services they require to best implement SAP HANA capabilities in their business.
Through the HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA, HP said it can offer its clients ‘true’ end-to-end services to move to the SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. This includes the initial business case, roadmap development, global migration and transformation consulting capabilities.
HP Implementation Services for SAP Solutions: HP has a wide range of consulting and integration capabilities to implement, integrate and enhance client environments running SAP applications. In addition to offering traditional implementation and upgrade services for SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), SAP Customer Relationship Management, supply chain and business warehousing applications, HP is transforming clients’ environments with mobility services that enable critical business process access for mobile users.
HP also can offer clients cloud services to host SAP applications and rapid-deployment solutions to address industry and horizontal solutions.
HP Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Solutions: HP’s Enterprise Cloud Services’ Managed Cloud platform for SAP applications provide clients with a flexible pricing model that introduces Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service models for SAP business suite applications and SAP mobility solutions – either as a virtual private cloud or managed private cloud.
With this cloud-based model, clients only pay for needed capacity and may no longer need to make capital investments in hardware infrastructure.
HP Applications Management Services for SAP Solutions: HP provides applications management services for SAP solutions to clients who wish to outsource support for SAP applications through variable and adjustable service agreements. This provides clients the flexibility required to manage costs and meet business requirements.
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