SAP and Microsoft Corp. announced the general plan to provide broad support for SAP HANA® platform deployed on Microsoft Azure, simplifying the adoption of a new generation of Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud computing solution from SAP, and provide enhanced management and security for custom applications Fiori® SAP. This announcement was made at the annual conference SAPPHIRE® NOW 28th.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CEO Bill McDermott of SAP will be on stage at SAPPHIRE NOW together today to discuss the expanded partnership will bring to organizations the way of using cloud and then drive innovation, the agile and allowed for new ways to do things.
“At Microsoft, we are focused on empowering organizations to advance digital conversion of them,” Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft said. “Together with SAP, we are bringing new levels of integration between our products is to provide businesses with the tools to strengthen cooperation, new insights from data and a cloud super-scale development and seize new opportunities ahead.”
“We believe that the IT industry will be shaped by the collaboration breakthrough that unlock new power to customers located outside the boundaries of the platform and traditional applications,” McDermott said. “SAP and Microsoft are working together to create an end-user experience is built on unprecedented insight, convenience and agility. The certification of infrastructure services for SAP Microsoft Azure HANA along with new integration between Microsoft Office 365 cloud and SAP solutions is the symbol of this change for large enterprises.”
New Deployment Options: SAP HANA on the Microsoft Azure cloud
With SAP HANA on Azure, organizations across all industries will be able to deliver the critical applications and data analysis on a global scale with enterprise-level security and compliance. Working together, the companies SAP HANA certified to run development, test and production workloads on Microsoft Azure, including SAP S / 4HANA. New services for SAP HANA is built to handle large workloads and the most demanding of customers.
Early adopters of this new offering, such as Coats, Rockwell Automation and Nortek, has experienced the benefits of SAP HANA deployment on Azure. According Sujeet Chand, senior vice president & chief technology officer of Rockwell Automation, “Microsoft Azure Platform provides us the scalability, security, and the level of service needed to confidently run the most demanding SAP HANA our Big Data applications. we are delighted to be an early adopter of SAP HANA running on Microsoft Azure because it is an important capability in helping us realize our vision for connect businesses and advanced data analysis.”
Integrated cloud services: Business Solutions from SAP cloud and Office 365
Every day, millions of business users working in Microsoft and SAP solutions, creating documents, read e-mail, submit expense reports, invoices vendors and more. New integration between the companies will combine the Office 365 communication, collaboration, calendars, documents, and other data to the cloud computing solutions from SAP, including Concur, SAP Fieldglass®, SAP SuccessFactors ®, and SAP solutions Ariba®, helping employees improve their overall productivity.
At SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP and Microsoft will demonstrate some of the integration between Office 365 cloud and SAP solutions. These new capabilities will begin to be available in the third quarter of 2016, with plans to release additional integrated features in the future.
Flexibility in the Cloud: Management and security of SAP Fiori Custom Apps
SAP will enable our customers to build and deploy custom hybrid SAP mobile applications on SAP HANA Fiori Cloud Platform with an open standard plug-in framework. As part of this framework, customers can build applications that can be managed, deployed and better protection for Microsoft Intune. Using the cloud-building process as part of the SAP Fiori, the cloud version, app publishers will be able to embed Microsoft Intune management capabilities in their applications, taking advantage of the possibilities similar is used by Office 365 mobile applications. The integration is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2016. At SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP will demonstrate this ability to end-to-end as part of the SAP Fiori, the cloud version.