Microsoft adds SAP as strategic ally in cloud war against Amazon

Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally

Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally

SAP will run its private managed cloud service, SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud (SAP S/4 HANA) on Microsoft Azure and this will allow its customers to run its cloud services in a secure, managed cloud. "Microsoft and SAP both benefit because they have an overlap of enterprise customers", said Puranik in an email remarks sent to eWEEK.

Mutual customers include Coca-Cola Co, Columbia Sportswear Co, Coats Ltd and Costco Wholesale Corp.

The partnership is the fruit of years of cooperation between the two software giants. SAP Ariba already is using Azure and looking into using it within its procurement applications, according to the joint announcement.

Although they are stalwart competitors in the business software space, Microsoft and SAP have found common ground in the fast-growing market for enterprise cloud services.

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McDermott stopped short, though, of saying whether the agreement between the longtime software partners calls on SAP to give Azure preferential treatment over rivals, including Amazon. However, Microsoft Premier Support doesn't help with the design and development of applications on Azure.

Microsoft and SAP SE announced integrated offerings to provide enterprise customers with a clear road map to confidently drive more business innovation in the cloud.

"If all goes well it means customers will have to pay less for running S/4HANA, while it is being operated by a vendor who does infrastructure management for a living", Mueller said.

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A deeper partnership with SAP could open a new path for big corporate customers to use Azure, according to industry analysts.

The companies also said they're using each other's products.

SAP, meanwhile, will be moving more than 12 of its business-critical systems and processes to Azure.

Both companies will document the internal projects to provide customers with guidance and enterprise architecture for deployment of SAP applications on Azure.

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Microsoft now runs a number of legacy SAP finance apps, but will be moving to SAP S/4HANA Finance on Azure.

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