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The mandate to migrate all SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) instances to SAP S/4HANA by the end of 2027 means the action is unavoidable. The IBM Cloud® platform has the flexibility, security and performance to deploy SAP S/4HANA, and provides a full portfolio of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions to support enterprise-scale SAP workloads. Additionally, world-class services offerings from IBM Services® or our robust global partner ecosystem can simplify your journey from planning and migration to transformation and optimization.

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Why IBM Cloud?

With more than 46 years of SAP experience, IBM is a Global Platinum partner and one of SAP’s most awarded associates.

IBM Cloud boasts the highest performing servers in the cloud, far eclipsing the competition, holding 4 out of the top 5 SAP benchmark spots.

IBM provides access to more than 37,000 SAP-certified professionals to assist at any stage of your transformation.

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Run SAP on IBM Cloud

The IBM public cloud is designed to be the most open, secure and enterprise-ready public cloud for business. This makes it easier than ever for global enterprises to modernize and build new business applications in the cloud to meet the evolving needs of a business and its customers. IBM Cloud offerings include the broadest portfolio of SAP-certified infrastructure, ranging from bare metal, VMware, virtual private cloud (VPC) and IBM® Power® Systems Virtual Server products to suit your workload requirements.

  • Only cloud to offer production-level SAP-certified VMware environments
  • Only cloud provider to offer SAP-certified Power Systems Virtual Servers
  • Highest data security certification in the industry, with keep-your-own-key (KYOK) security


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Allocate your compute, network, storage and security resources on demand

Run smoother in the cloud and safer on the ground with more deployment options for every workload need

Build security into applications, services and infrastructure with authentication, network security and monitoring tools

Hybrid, open and managed cloud services are provided securely and across multiple clouds

Scale capacity without interruption and deploy globally to achieve higher application performance

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Take your SAP enterprise workloads to the cloud faster and more securely with the IBM Cloud ecosystem of partners.

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