SAP, SUSE expand deep rooted ties

September 28, 2017 7:40 am3 commentsViews: 16

SAP-Cloud-PlatformBy GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG – SUSE, the open source operating system and infrastructure provider, is collaborating with SAP to power the latter’s Cloud Platform in SAP’s data centres.
SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage are key elements of SAP Cloud Platform, providing robust, enterprise-grade infrastructure services for running applications that allow businesses to collect, manage, analyze and leverage information of all types, to extend and connect to business systems.
SAP Cloud Platform is SAP’s agile platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for digital transformation, with comprehensive application development services and capabilities that allow businesses to collect, manage, analyze and leverage information of all types, to extend and connect to business systems, and to innovate new edge scenarios to allow businesses to continuously adapt and advance.
It enables customers to achieve business agility, create a truly integrated and optimized enterprise, and accelerate digital transformation across the business – all without the requirement of maintaining or investing in on-premises infrastructure.
SAP has been working with SUSE to solve IT infrastructure challenges for more than 18 years.
“We are excited SAP Cloud Platform in SAP data centers now leverages SUSE’s reliable and high-performing open source solutions for managing and deploying virtual machines as well as storing and managing critical enterprise data,” said Björn Goerke, Chief Technology Officer and President, SAP Cloud Platform.
Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE Chief Technology Officer, said the two companies’ shared roots run deep.
SUSE has worked closely with SAP to help ensure that SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage deliver.
SUSE also collaborates with SAP within the Cloud Foundry Foundation and shares a vision for the convergence of Kubernetes, containers and Cloud Foundry technologies.
“Through it all, SUSE’s mission is to continue to be the best platform and open source technology provider for running SAP applications, services and workloads,” said Giacomo.
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