Sapphire Now conference is going on in Orlando right now and it is time to hear about another player from the traditional era making their software available on AWS (previous CloudAve coverage). According to Arik Hesseldahl, Amazon today announced that they are working with SAP (previous CloudAve coverage) to run their applications on Amazon cloud.
Today Amazon announced that it is working with SAP, the business software company, to not only run several of its key applications in the cloud, but that the Amazon Web Services environment has been certified by SAP. The applications include SAP Rapid Deployment, and SAP Business Objects. These applications account for about half of SAP’s business.
SAP users can now use their SAP licenses and run the software on top of Amazon cloud. SAP has optimized the software so that it runs on Amazon cloud without any difference. Right now SAP Rapid Deployment and SAP Business Objects are certified to run on top of the cloud and, soon, SAP ERP software will be certified for Amazon cloud.
It is not entirely surprising to see SAP take this route. In fact, most of the companies from the traditional software companies, including IBM, offer their applications on Amazon cloud. For Amazon, this will help them get some credibility in the enterprise side. This will, especially, help Amazon target SMEs wanting to run SAP without investing in infrastructure.
- SAP Certifies Amazon Cloud as Production-Ready (gigaom.com)
- SAP Certifies Amazon Cloud as Production-Ready (fakeiitian.com)
- What’s in Store at SAP Sapphire? – Supplier InfoNet, SRM, Sourcing and Beyond (Part 1) (enterpriseirregulars.com)