IBM helps manage and monitor your operating systems, databases and SAP applications on both physical and virtual servers using cutting-edge cloud infrastructure technology and a worldwide team of experienced professionals. IBM Cloud for SAP Applications runs on data centers located around the world with high-speed networks. We offer service level agreements to facilitate the specified resiliency and service delivery levels that you require for core business applications like SAP.

IBM Cloud for SAP Applications helps you reduce the complexity associated with SAP software proliferation and avoid high up-front capital expenses. Our flexible pricing options help consolidate virtually all operating system and system management licenses and services into a single monthly billing charge.


Supports faster delivery of SAP services and greater flexibility to respond to workload changes

Rapidly digitize your business operations and use your data to make faster, better business decisions

Deliver the SAP environment on a security-rich, cost-effective and flexible managed cloud infrastructure.

SAP Cloud Start-up Bundles

IBM Cloud for SAP Applications Start-up Bundles are a new way for enterprises to get quick access to pre-built SAP Application environments enabling them to quickly and easily execute demonstrations and proof of concepts. As this is an IBM Cloud managed service, there are no additional cloud skills needed and it can be easily transitioned to Non Production or Production state when ready under the same cloud.

The service comes in three bundles:

  • Simple Finance on HANA
  • Business Warehouse (BW) on HANA
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) on HANA

Why IBM?

IBM helps you set up and run scalable SAP software landscapes on the cloud, potentially delivering cost savings of 20 to 25 percent over five years versus traditional self-management and operation of SAP software.*

*Based on IBM experience with similar services; individual client results vary.

SAP Cloud Solutions

SAP managed cloud

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.

SAP security services

If SAP software runs your organization’s critical business processes, a security breach could be devastating. IBM® offers strategic SAP Security and GRC Strategy Services to monitor threats to your SAP platform, help you respond, and disrupt attacks against your highly valuable and regulated data.

SAP certified infrastructure

IBM offers the largest and most powerful SAP-certified bare metal servers running VMware. Shift SAP environments from on-prem to the fully powered IBM Cloud to realize all the advantages of cloud: cost reductions, on-demand flexibility, and limitless growth potential.

IBM understood our business and were able to offer us the scale and agility that we need to grow with our customers, through their end-to-end solutions.

—Alain Perrot, Chief Executive Officer, Omni Remotes

Successful case studies

Omni Remotes: Channel-hopping to success by switching to SAP HANA solutions on SoftLayer

Omni Remotes kept IT agile, costs low, and created new business processes based on robust SAP® Business Suite applications and the SAP HANA® database running on the SoftLayer® cloud, supported by managed services from IBM.


Grupo TDM: Delivering engineering solutions for sustainable infrastructure in Latin America

Grupo TDM enlisted the help of IBM and SAP to revolutionize and digitalize its mission-critical activities, transforming its business efficiency and unlocking huge potential for growth.

AES Corporation: Identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities with a global analytics platform

AES worked with IBM® Global Business Services® to build an analytics platform based on SAP solutions—enabling accurate and timely insights into profitability across its worldwide business.

Jordanian Electric Power Company: forging new revenue streams

Working with IBM Business Partner Business Innovation, JEPCO is transforming its approach to IT, moving away from rigid on-premise environments towards the flexible, robust IBM® Cloud.

Educational resources


Moving enterprise applications to the cloud

ERP and CRM application systems are essential to business — but also complex. Gain recent insights from research firm Pierre Audoin Consultants on the transition of these applications to the cloud.

Press release

IBM opens first cloud data center in South Africa

IBM announced that it is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom.