Microsoft, Lemongrass Embark on Multiyear Partnership

The partnership will focus on co-development of SAP-centric solutions and services that tap into the Microsoft Cloud.

Claudia Adrien

February 24, 2022

2 Min Read

A new partnership between Lemongrass Cloud and Microsoft will help large and midmarket enterprises breathe new life into their legacy SAP systems. The agreement extends an existing partnership between the companies. It will focus on co-development of SAP-centric solutions and services that tap into the power of the Microsoft Cloud.

Scaling Lemongrass Cloud Platform

There are multiple facets of the Microsoft/Lemongrass collaboration, which aims to maximize the value of customers’ SAP investments. The collaboration also provides new opportunities for innovation. For example, Microsoft will work with Lemongrass as a distinctive innovation partner. This provides Lemongrass the ability to collaborate with Microsoft on engineering initiatives for SAP customers on the Microsoft Cloud. In addition, Lemongrass will scale its Lemongrass Cloud Platform to fully integrate with Microsoft Cloud globally. This means SAP customers can benefit from the combined power of Microsoft’s open and flexible computing platform and Lemongrass’ cutting-edge services and automation, the companies said. Finally, the Microsoft and Lemongrass teams will closely engage on product and solution enhancements.


Microsoft’s Joao Couto

Joao Couto is commercial partner lead at Microsoft.

“We are delighted to have Lemongrass as a strategic partner. Our shared goal is to simplify the process of running SAP systems for customers, from migration through long-term support,” Couto said. “Having gotten to know Lemongrass well through the partnership development process, we are confident they are the right choice to invest in and work with to grow our SAP on Microsoft business.”

Extracting Value from SAP Systems

Lemongrass has nearly 6,000 SAP servers and 300,000 SAP users under its management. The company can help customers extract value by moving and running their SAP systems in the cloud. As it pertains to Microsoft Cloud, Lemongrass has earned the SAP on Azure Advanced Specialization competency. This complements its existing certifications in the SAP PartnerEdge program, including the SAP certification in OS/DB migration for SAP NetWeaver and SAP certifications in SAP S/4HANA. As further proof of its commitment to Microsoft, Lemongrass recently announced the acquisition of Wharfedale Technologies. The technology consulting firm specializes in the migration and management of SAP on Microsoft Cloud.


Lemongrass’ Mike Rosenbloom

Mike Rosenbloom is CEO of Lemongrass.

“We are very excited about our strategic partnership with Microsoft and collaborating with their engineering and sales teams,” Rosenbloom said. “Lemongrass and Microsoft have a common vision to drive a superior SAP operating experience and enable the highest level of agility and innovation in a secure, trusted cloud environment.”

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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