SAP HANA gets a leg up from HP

HP has introduced the HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, a solution that allows organizations to analyze big data and unlock real-time insight—without the burden of a significant upfront capital investment.

The HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA bundles the SAP HANA software license along with hardware and ongoing management into a complete solution provided in a cost-effective, as-a-service model. The as-a-service model allows clients to avoid capital expenditure and lower the total cost of ownership—clients simply pay a monthly subscription fee for the total solution.

 “Today’s market pressures create the need for companies to know in real time what is going on with their enterprise, their clients and even their competitors, so they can stay competitive,” said Anita Paul, senior director, Enterprise Application Services, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “When HP and SAP innovate together, we raise the bar on what is possible for our clients by providing real-time insights.”

The new solution runs in an HP Managed Cloud environment, either as a managed virtual private cloud or a managed private cloud, within a regionalized, enterprise-class HP data center facility. It is powered by the SAP-certified HP AppSystem for SAP HANA.   

The new solution also is enabled by the HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA to provide best-in-class migration. These migration services ensure HP will plan, migrate, validate, secure and deliver clients’ mission-critical data onto the SAP HANA platform. All migration services are performed under SAP-certified methodology and validated with HP’s global SAP certifications to successfully design, build, integrate and run SAP systems globally. 

“SAP is laser-focused on our joint clients’ business challenges and technology needs, and with HP as our strategic partner we are delivering integrated solutions that enable them to become best-run businesses,” said Bronwyn Hastings, SVP, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “This new offering is part of SAP’s HANA Enterprise Cloud strategy to offer mission-critical end-to-end managed cloud services to its customers, both directly and through its valued partners such as HP. HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA is a great example of the unique value both companies bring to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations to accelerate innovation with minimal disruption.” 

The HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA will be available in Asia Pacific and Japan with initial rollout in Australia and New Zealand. Pricing will vary according to client need.

HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA

HP also has established a global Migration Factory for SAP HANA to support clients who choose to fully or partially move to SAP HANA, along with providing the transformational services they require to best implement SAP HANA capabilities in their business. Delivered through HP Enterprise Services’ globally distributed Industrialized Delivery Centers, the HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA will leverage HP’s deep implementation and management capabilities for SAP solutions and is supported by senior consultants, data scientists and technology experts in HP’s global Centers of Excellence for SAP. 

Through the HP Migration Factory for SAP HANA, HP can offer its clients true end-to-end services to move to the SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. This includes the initial business case, roadmap development, global migration and transformation consulting capabilities.