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.

Today Services for Managed SAP Applications has hundreds of production SAP clients around the world, managed by a single delivery team worldwide that ensures service quality and consistency, through a single service portal, regardless of the location from which they are running their SAP applications.


IBM is the only company that is a public cloud provider as well as a system integrator.

We can provide truly end-to-end services from basic SAP certified IaaS to application management services, all the way up to business process as a service (BPaaS). 

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.


Managed services include built-in security services and business-related key performance indicators (KPIs) and SLAs.

Transform your SAP deployment with cloud managed services: Six lessons from users.

Calculate potential savings for your SAP apps

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.

Latest news and events

SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud: Is it for you?

  • Understanding the SAP strategy and roadmap for SAP HANA
  • SAP HANA Infrastructure Deployment options along with the pros and cons of each option.

SAP S/4HANA on Cloud Your Migration Roadmap featuring

  • Paths to S/4HANA
  • How to Get Ready for the S/4HANA Transformation
  • How to Start the Transformation

SAP S/4HANA on Cloud: Security & Compliance in the Cloud

  • Anatomy of Security and Compliance
  • Required Security and Compliance Functions
  • Securing the Applications

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 Sales for Managed Applications on MultiCloud and IBM Q Ambassador

  • SAP HANA, SAP on cloud
  • Enterprise architecture, Managed services
  • Multicloud enviroment, AWS, Azure, Google GCP

Madhuri Chawla

Director of Enterprise Application Solutions, IBM Cloud Services

  • Managed applications cloud solutions
  • Cloud adoption and support of hybrid cloud environments
  • Digital transformation and SAP

Joe Gallego

Offering Manager, IBM Services for Managed Applications

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