Cloud infrastructure provider Savvis announced on Thursday that it will offer subscription-based hosting services for the SAP HANA database platform.
Savvis says its SAP HANA hosting services offer enterprises real-time entry into the database platform. By deploying the SAP HANA platform on Savvis’ infrastructure, enterprises can avoid the costly capital expenditure and long-term commitments that go along with owning and maintaining the infrastructure themselves.
Offering SAP HANA-related services can be profitable for service providers. Recently, NTT DATA Corporation reached $1 billion in SAP software-related services globally, and continues to invest in SAP HANA software for continued growth.
“Our subscription-based services for SAP HANA give enterprises the ultimate flexibility and scalability they need as data sets grow and analytics capabilities evolve,” Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis said in a statement. “When organizations tap into SAP HANA through Savvis’ hosting services, they reduce the costs of owning and maintaining expensive server hardware without losing control over their operating systems and application layers.”
In order to offer SAP HANA hosting services, Savvis had to receive SAP certification, which entailed extensive testing by SAP. According to Savvis, its cloud infrastructure, physical and logical security measures, processes, portal and technical staff were all part of the test.
Savvis procures, configures and provisions the server hardware required to support SAP HANA, and hosts the platform in a single environment within one or more of its data centers worldwide.
“From email archives to ERP applications, global enterprises have a watershed of valuable information at their fingertips,” Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP said in a statement. “Savvis’ cloud and hosting environment for SAP solutions, including SAP HANA, will help customers be more agile, providing additional operational efficiencies and choices in how to tap big data to move business forward.”
SAP also has partnerships with cloud providers including Amazon, which offers pay-as-you-go for SAP certified solutions including SAP HANA One.
Recently, Savvis partnered with VMware to expand its Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program to include applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace. Around the same time, Savvis released its Symphony Symphony Cloud Storage service built on the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform.
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