Is SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service less effective?

Infotech Lead Europe: SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service is designed to provide enterprises with a new deployment option to gain value from the innovation of SAP HANA.

Forrester Analyst Stefan Ried says the Hana Cloud is the very careful move to a new business model. It is not disruptive and will not accelerate the Hana usage to a many more customers who have been struggling with the Hana on-premise because of its licensing.

Read: Forrester Analyst Stefan Ried’s blog on today’s announcement

IT analyst says Hana Enterprise Cloud follows the Bring Your Own License paradigm. While this is great for IT enterprise customers that already have a Hana license and would like to relocate it into the cloud, it is useless for customers that might have largely fluctuating data volumes or user numbers and might specifically use a cloud because of its elastic business model.

SAP should have seen the problems that, for example, Tibco had with its Tibco Silver cloud offering based on a similar license policy. SAP could really disrupt the enterprise market — not only with the Hana technology but also with a disruptive cloud business model.

SAP on Wednesday said running SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and new and unprecedented applications powered by SAP HANA will be possible as a managed cloud service with elastic petabyte scale.

SAP aims to enable organizations to realize faster time-to-value coupled with lower total cost of ownership, and enjoy flexibility and reliability from the world’s leading enterprise application software provider.

Florida Crystals is the first customer of SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA.

Don Whittington, CIO, Florida Crystals, said: “We are able to complete the app migration and cloud on-boarding in just two months.”

SAP is planning to deliver the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud along with its partners in an “open + us” strategy.

Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Technology and Innovation, said: “With the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are delivering HANA at scale with instant value and no compromise.”

SAP intends to adapt this open ecosystem strategy with its managed service providers to offer the capabilities of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud from their data centers, as well as from multiple SAP data centers worldwide.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud running on the Intel Xeon processor E7 family will provide our customers with the opportunity to deploy mission-critical solutions powered by SAP HANA with cloud simplicity.


Baburajan K

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