SAP plans HANA enterprise cloud data center in India

SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott recently said the company would expand its HANA Enterprise Cloud data center footprint to 20 locations from 14 by year-end.

HANA Enterprise Cloud data center will come up in China, Australia, Russia, Canada, Mexico, India and Brazil. A

The enterprise IT vendor also said it would be powering its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy.

“We’re seeing broad adoption of HANA as the real-time business platform. We achieved significant success in moving our product portfolio to the HANA platform. Both hybrid and Cloud for customer solutions now run on HANA,” said SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, at a recent analyst meet.

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SAP says HANA adoption is especially strong in telecoms, utilities, financial services and in particular, retail and CPG with customers like L’Oreal USA and Mercedes-AMG. HANA platform enables customers to benefit from the value of integration in an enterprise Cloud, public Cloud and on-premise. HANA enables customers to run complex, mission critical processes in real-time.

SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott

More than 1,200 startups from 57 countries are building applications on HANA. More than 60 startups have commercially available products on the market already.

Customers such as Colgate, Norfolk Southern, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Kenya Power have tapped more than 230 SAP applications that now run on the Fiori user interface. SAP will be releasing 150 additional apps this year.

SAP posted 39 percent growth in cloud subscription revenue in the EMEA region. This was despite uncertainties in CIS due to the Crimea crisis. Southern Europe is rebounding strongly, and Iberia and Africa posted a record quarter.

In Americas, SAP recorded 37 percent growth in cloud subscription. Latin America is one of the growth markets.

In Asia Pacific Japan region, cloud subscription growth was 43 percent. While SAP cloud growth in Japan was below expectation, growth was excellent and China.

SAP claims that it is doing better than rivals in China. Customers like China Grand Auto, China’s biggest auto dealer and the world’s second largest auto dealer selected SAP solutions of Oracle to support its growing business. With SAP, China Grand Auto expects to promote business innovation, which could lead to €100 billion of annual operational revenue for the customer.

SAP AG has more than 3,200 HANA customers since market launch in 2011, and close to 1,000 customers for SAP Business Suite on HANA, which was launched one year ago. The company has over 36 million users in the cloud.

In Q1, approximately 60 customers including Nestle decided to run core business processes on the HANA cloud platform.

Boeing, an aerospace company, will use hybris to provide the flexibility to accommodate a complex buying process. Boeing expects to develop the future commercial and military commerce platform that will potentially drive revenue, lift across all of their lines of business.

Hallmark Cards, a manufacturer of greeting cards in the U.S., are utilizing SAP Cloud for sales. It plans to shift its retail solution to the cloud. They expect to provide 1,500 supervisors with the ability to manage territories with more dynamic enhancement management and support, while realizing cloud-based savings.

Baburajan K
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