What is Managed Cloud for SAP?

Traditional IT environments may not give you the agility and speed you need to keep pace. Moving your SAP applications to a managed cloud can deliver the flexibility and scalability you need.

Free up IT staff resources

Have IBM skilled resources perform time-consuming management and maintenance of SAP applications so your resources can focus on higher value projects that enable innovation.

Reduce costs

Using Cloud Managed Services can eliminate costs associated with physical infrastructure and under-utilized systems.

Standardized global delivery

With data centers across six continents, you can quickly reach new markets and handle disaster recovery with no charge for data transfer within the network.

Migrate SAP and non-SAP apps

Your SAP applications are not isolated. IBM has years of experience successfully helping clients migrate their SAP applications to the cloud, while retaining the integrity of the non-SAP apps.

Guaranteed SLAs

Choose the service-level agreement (SLA) you need — up to 99.9% — from the virtual machine to the operating system (OS) and up to the application level.

Around-the-clock security

Preemptive protection and rapid threat resolution help reduce potential damages and losses. Continuous monitoring and granular control can provide visibility into attacks before they affect your data and infrastructure.

Accelerate cloud adoption

Moving your SAP applications to IBM Cloud can improve your agility and speed time to market, increasing competitiveness and allowing you to better serve your lines of business.

Move to SAP HANA

IBM has been helping clients successfully move to HANA since 2014.

Innovate with SAP and Watson

Combine your SAP applications with IBM Watson® industry solutions, or create your own application with extensive cognitive APIs.

Predictably manage costs

Gain visibility of costs down to the department level.

Multiple management options

Achieve flexibility to deploy SAP workloads on either self-managed or fully managed cloud environments.

Multiple OS and DB support

IBM supports AIX®, Red Hat and Microsoft Windows operating systems and the most popular databases, including IBM DB2®, Oracle, Sybase ASE, SQL Server and HANA.

Managed Services for SAP versions

Self managed

Certified SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver on IBM Cloud bare metal servers, enabling you to simplify your cloud environment with cost-effective scaling.

Fully managed

IBM skilled resources perform time-consuming management and maintenance so that you can focus on higher value projects that enable innovation.

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