Why run SAP applications managed on cloud?

According to research conducted by Frost & Sullivan, managed cloud services for SAP applications are now considered an essential part of the IT strategy for three out of four user companies. Choosing the right managed cloud services provider can help enterprises derive:

• Operational efficiency and security benefits: Improved security and compliance reporting for workloads; faster delivery of services and applications to line-of-business; improved disaster recovery and business continuity

• Financial and strategic benefits: Predictable, managed costs and resources for SAP workloads; contribution to company digital transformation journey; reduced hardware and software maintenance costs

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Gain the high availability you require for your SAP HANA production systems at no cost for one year.


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Free up IT staff resources

Free up IT staff resources

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

Guaranteed SLAs

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

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.

Calculate potential savings

The cost benefits SAP estimator can help you identify key areas of savings that can be reinvested in innovation, IT labor optimization and reduced TCO.


Frost & Sullivan: Improving your IT security and compliance with cloud managed services for SAP applications

Accelerate cloud adoption

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 and multiple management options

Move to SAP HANA and multiple management options

IBM has been helping clients successfully move to HANA since 2014 and to deploy SAP workloads on either self-managed or fully managed cloud environments.

Multiple OS and DB support

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.


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What's new

IBM delivers large SAP HANA on Power workloads to the cloud
By: Mark Slaga

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By: Andrew Hacket

Gain competitive advantage by moving SAP applications to the cloud
By: Mark Slaga

How managed cloud services power digital transformation
By: Lynda Stadtmueller

Sometimes you need to go big. Now you can, with large virtual SAP HANA running on IBM Power Systems™ in IBM Cloud and the ability to scale-up to 24 TB.

  • Fully virtualized large HANA in cloud starting at 124 GB and scale up to 24 TB in 1 TB increments
  • Ability to handle more transactions due to higher scaling capacity
  • Grow quickly with minimal disruption — no need change server

Talk to an IBM Cloud Services expert

What makes a cloud services expert? Proven experience solving client problems involving cloud strategy and innovation, cloud migration and modernization, and cloud managed and hosting services.

Ann Corrao

Chief Technical Officer and Distinguished Engineer

Andy Hacket

Technical Solution Manager, IBM Managed Services

Madhuri Chawla

Director, SAP Cloud Solutions

Joe Gallego

Offering Manager, IBM Cloud for SAP Applications

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