Microsoft has partnered with SAP in order to Microsoft Azure available for SAP applications. This association will enable the Indian enterprises to use the flexibility and scalability of Microsoft Azure for their mission critical SAP deployments. As we all know that Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform, which allows users to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. The partnership is set to provide 200-300 percent efficiency increase in IT infrastructure deployment and savings of 40-75% on total ownership costs with Azure’s “pay per use” model.
Speaking about the association, Peter Gartenberg, General Manager – Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft India, said, “Along with SAP, we will deliver the best applications and services to customers on the cloud. This will help improve employee productivity, enhance workforce mobility and drive increased business value”.
On the other hand, Deb Deep Sengupta, COO, SAP India said, “SAP and Microsoft are among the most trusted vendors for Indian enterprises. With this partnership we are enabling SAP customers to extend their on premise ERP deployment across cloud and mobile.”
This partnership will provide support to SAP Business Suite software, SAP Business All-In-One solutions, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE) and the developer edition of the SAP HANA platform on Azure. Along with this, Microsoft and SAP expect that customers and developers will be able to deploy and provision a number of preconfigured SAP solutions, within minutes, directly to Azure using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library tool. The SAP applications certification for Microsoft Azure allows customers with existing SAP licenses to deploy SAP software on Microsoft Azure, thus safeguarding and increasing the value of their Microsoft and SAP investments.