IBM is introducing new services, partnerships, and capabilities designed to help clients accelerate their hybrid cloud journeys and deploy and run SAP software workloads wherever they choose—from the IBM public cloud to on-premises.
These new offerings expand on IBM and SAP's global alliance partnership to help clients optimize their SAP software workloads.
"The global pandemic has seen a year's worth of digital transformation efforts with the acceleration of cloud adoption compressed into months," said Harish Grama, general manager, public cloud, IBM. "Clients across industries are looking to shift to cloud and this is the core focus of our collaboration with SAP—giving our clients the ability to embrace the benefits of cloud without compromising on security and controls. This is all done through an open hybrid cloud architecture so our clients have a choice in how they approach their digital transformation, guided by the industry expertise needed to be successful in their journey."
New partnerships, services, and capabilities are designed to make it easier for businesses to deploy their SAP applications to IBM public cloud – or another environment of their choice.
The expansion of partner ecosystem will help clients more quickly and easily deploy SAP technologies in the cloud. IBM is expanding its SAP ecosystem of GSI and ISV partners with the addition of Syniti, TCS, BlueIT, H.T. High Technology, and Tech Mahindra.
Syniti's Knowledge Platform Cloud Edition on IBM Cloud is helping speed project times by for clients deploying complex datasets to SAP S/4HANA.
SAP also sells the SAP Advanced Data Migration application by Syniti, with a cloud edition delivered on IBM Cloud.
Syniti is an SAP partner offering solution extensions to SAP software. IBM and TCS are engaging in joint go-to-market initiatives focused on accelerating cloud transformation journeys with TCS industry solutions and extensions for large enterprises.
New offerings through IBM Services will help ease and speed clients' cloud deployment processes, services including IBM Rapid Move for SAP by IBM, are powered by IBM Cloud to help clients deploy to SAP S/4HANA.
The services are bundled to include access to IBM Services, IBM Cloud, and IBM Global Financing. IBM Services offers clients a hybrid option to allow customers to selectively deploy applications to the new cloud-based platform.
IBM recently acquired several new SAP certifications – adding to its portfolio of more than 100 solutions tested and certified by SAP—to allow customers more choices around where and how to run their SAP software workloads. These will allow clients running SAP software workloads on an IBM infrastructure to access SAP applications in an optimized, quality-controlled way. The new certifications include:
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server helps customers modernize their SAP software workloads with the option to run them in a virtualized infrastructure hosted in IBM data centers.
With this certification, IBM can run applications based on SAP HANA or the SAP NetWeaver technology platform within its virtual server stack. IBM Power Systems Virtual Server is a private infrastructure-as-a-service offering with access to the full catalog of IBM Cloud offerings.
As part of their global alliance partnership, IBM and SAP have worked with hundreds of clients across the globe on more than 5,500 individual projects to modernize their systems and business processes based on an open, hybrid cloud approach.
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