Whitepaper: Business Benefits Possible by Choosing the Right Cloud Provider to Run SAP Workloads


The mandate to migrate all SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) instances to SAP S/4HANA by the end of 2027 means the action is unavoidable. The IBM Cloud® platform has the flexibility, security and performance to deploy SAP S/4HANA, and provides a full portfolio of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions to support enterprise-scale SAP workloads. Additionally, world-class services offerings from IBM Services® or our robust global partner ecosystem can simplify your journey from planning and migration to transformation and optimization.

Why IBM Cloud?

With more than 46 years of SAP experience, IBM is a Global Platinum partner and one of SAP’s most awarded associates.

IBM Cloud boasts the highest performing servers in the cloud, far eclipsing the competition, holding 4 out of the top 5 SAP benchmark spots.

IBM provides access to more than 37,000 SAP-certified professionals to assist at any stage of your transformation.

Getting the best outcomes from your transition to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud


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Allocate your compute, network, storage and security resources on demand

Run smoother in the cloud and safer on the ground with more deployment options for every workload need

Build security into applications, services and infrastructure with authentication, network security and monitoring tools

Hybrid, open and managed cloud services are provided securely and across multiple clouds

Scale capacity without interruption and deploy globally to achieve higher application performance

IBM Cloud Business Partners

Take your SAP enterprise workloads to the cloud faster and more securely with the IBM Cloud ecosystem of partners.