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Driving Digital Transformation with IBM Cloud and SAP

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digital transformation for cloudIBM has always been at the forefront of cloud technology as a pioneer in both hosting and virtualization, the key characteristics of cloud as we know it today. The digital transformation for cloud is now at the horizon!

What is the impact of digital transformation for cloud?

As part of our cloud journey, we have been one of the first in the industry to provide cloud for SAP applications: we have achieved all certifications in both cloud hosting infrastructure and managed services and have been hosting systems on our SAP Cloud for clients for several years.

We understand our customers run their business critical application on their SAP systems hosted on the IBM Cloud. For this reason we have set up our managed cloud service level agreements to cover not only the infrastructure, as our competitors do, but also the SAP application itself in terms of both availability and performance – at the SAP application level.

The strength and the uniqueness of our SAP Cloud offering, as well as IBM’s long and proven history of managing SAP workloads in the cloud were the reasons why IBM became the first and premier strategic provider of cloud infrastructure services for SAP’s HEC (HANA Enterprise Cloud) offering.

IDC ranks IBM as #1 choice of businesses for cloud (TCO, availability, speed and performance)[1].

In addition, we are the leader in companies’ digital transformation and linking legacy systems to next generation cognitive solutions that are able to transform companies and entire industries – IBM chosen as #1 enterprise hybrid cloud provider by Synergy Research Group[2].

Following the announcement of the digital transformation partnership between SAP and IBM, the role of cloud for SAP becomes even stronger. Cloud will allow to eliminate the investments in infrastructure for the proof of concepts, the pilots of this new era of enterprise application. Cloud will also allow instant connectivity with all the technology that gives us analytics, cognitive and all the complementary capabilities that will allow our joint clients to operate with the speed and the flexibility they will need to achieve their full digital transformation.

Will you be at SAPPHIRE NOW? Stop by the IBM booth #104 to talk with our IBM Cloud for SAP team and pick up a free copy of our new book “SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide.”

To learn more about innovative joint solutions, visit our IBM-SAP Alliance website.

[1] Cloud Tech, “IDC claims IBM is vendor of choice for US enterprise IaaS market,”
[2] IBM, “IBM Ranked #1 Hybrid Cloud Provider by Synergy Research, Again,”

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