Amazon Certifies its Infrastructure for SAP Cloud Services
Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) and SAP announced that AWS now offers more SAP certified services including SAP Business All-in-One for both Linux and Windows, and expanded certification for SAP Rapid Deployment and SAP Business Objects business intelligence (BI) to include Windows Server 2008 R2. The news comes as SAP kicks off the Sapphire Now customer and partner conference (Orlando, Fla., May 14-16).
For these two tech heavyweights, the enhanced collaboration allows customers and partners to implement SAP solutions on the AWS platform without long-term commitments or substantial capital investments for infrastructure.
Early adopters include Emergency Medicine Business Intelligence (EMBI), which provides HIPAA-compliant analytic tools for hospital emergency departments, and is an AWS/SAP end user.
“Cloud computing allows hospitals the ability to buy mission critical software and hardware as a service instead of trying to manage demand internally,” said Scott Richards, CEO at EMBI, in a prepared statement. “Deploying SAP Business Objects BI solutions on AWS, with solution provider DecisionFirst, allows us to leverage industry-leading business intelligence toolsets to provide our customers web-based, on-demand, key performance metrics they need to manage their operations and business. With these solutions our emergency department clients are able to focus on providing a higher level of service to their customers.”
“Customers have experienced tremendous success when running their SAP applications on AWS,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, SVP, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP, in the press release. “Today’s announcement offers enterprises and midsized companies alike the flexibility to deploy SAP applications and analytics solutions quickly and scale up as the business grows.”
Meanwhile, Dell Services recently announced the first two offers in its newly launched Dell Cloud suite for SAP Solutions. Dell is targeting customers looking to move their SAP infrastructure by offering a set of SAP-certified cloud services in secure hybrid, public or private clouds.
In April Amazon Web Services launched the beta version of its new AWS Partner Network, and announced the AWS Marketplace, an online app store that gives customers one-click access to software and technical services for creating products and running businesses.