Are you ready to help clients migrate SAP HANA to the cloud?

CIOs have a big dilemma: How to innovate, but at the same time reduce costs. As companies rely on their SAP systems to run complex business applications along with business-critical data, many are turning to IBM Power Systems. In fact, IBM Power Systems has quickly become a key player in the SAP HANA space, with over 1,400 clients in just 36 months. That’s because IBM Power Systems delivers the flexibility, resilience and performance needed to support demanding SAP HANA workloads, while lowering total cost of ownership.

With the SAP mandate to move users to SAP HANA by 2025, many organizations are planning their journey to SAP HANA over the next few years. SAP offers multiple migration paths to SAP HANA, whether it’s Business Suite on SAP HANA or SAP S/4HANA, and companies are looking for Business Partners like you to be their trusted advisor to help them with this journey.

Is your organization currently involved in discussions related to SAP HANA? The migration to SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA is currently among the most discussed topics in the SAP community. It’s no longer a question of if there’s a need to move to SAP HANA, but how.

Seeing the cloud trends
Industry analysts point to a high percentage of SAP HANA deployments currently running in a hybrid cloud model today. While the majority of these deployments host their production environments within their corporate data centers, test and development environments are typically hosted in a hybrid cloud model. That’s why companies are gravitating toward holistic SAP managed service providers like Freudenberg IT (FIT), a trusted name in providing not only managed SAP services, but also a wide range of managed cloud and security services.

FIT is a trusted global leader in managed IT services, steeped in SAP and IBM expertise. And just this year, it won a 2018 IBM Top Strategic Service Provider Excellence Award for North America. They already have more than 35 SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems customers, and more than 350 virtual SAP HANA instances across Europe and North America. You can read a success story on FIT and IBM Power Systems here, or watch the video below.

Earn a big rebate by helping your customers deploy SAP HANA in the cloud
Tech Data Corporation is working closely with FIT to build a solid partnership and support value-added resellers (VAR) in becoming trusted partners of their customers in this journey. We want to make it easier than ever for you, as IBM Business Partners, to help your customers deploy a hybrid cloud approach, while earning a 15 percent back-end rebate on the monthly reoccurring revenue (MRR) from the cloud portion.*

As the SAP HANA environment and MRR grow, so does your rebate. It’s time to stop walking away from the cloud portion of an opportunity and take advantage of FIT’s managed services and deep SAP expertise to maximize each of your opportunities.

Meet FIT and Tech Data at SAP TechEd and IBM TechU
We want to make it easy for IBM Business Partners and their customers to meet us and discuss deployment options for SAP HANA workloads on IBM Power Systems in the cloud. There are two upcoming opportunities:

SAP TechEd (October 2 – 5, Las Vegas, Nevada) – More info

  • Attend the breakout FIT Session (CNA236) on Wednesday, October 3, called “Harnessing the Potential of SAP HANA with IBM Power Systems in a Hybrid Cloud”
  • Meet us at the Expo Center. Stop by booth #537.
  • Set up a one-on-one meeting with us onsite at SAP TechEd

IBM Systems Technical University (October 15 – 19, Hollywood, Florida) – More info

  • Attend the breakout session (p103135) on Tuesday, October 16, called “Making It Easy to Deploy SAP HANA on Power Systems in the Cloud.”
  • Meet FIT at the Expo Center. Stop by booth #70.
  • Set up one-on-one meetings with FIT

It’s time to reach out to your customers and become their trusted advisor. Let them know that with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems in their data center or in the cloud, they can harness real-time insights faster, safer and better—while lowering their costs. Your CIOs will thank you!

Robert Friske
IBM Power Systems Brand Manager, Tech Data


*Note: You do not have to sell IBM Power Systems hardware through Tech Data to take advantage of this lucrative offer. All value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) can qualify for the 15 percent back-end rebate. Register your opportunity and talk with FIT today. You can sign up here: