Microsoft has announced new advancements for SAP HANA workloads to ensure that Azure remains the best public cloud for its customers. Azure provides the most powerful and scalable infrastructure of any public cloud provider for HANA. Azure offers customers the ability to extract more intelligence from their SAP solution environments with AI and analytics, and Microsoft’s longstanding partnership with SAP includes integrations with Office 365 to help customer enhance productivity, too.
The new advancements that are announced are-
- Support for running some of the largest public cloud estates of SAP HANA, across both virtual machines and Large Instance offerings
- SAP Cloud Platform: SAP’s platform-as-a-service offering is now available as a public preview hosted on Microsoft Azure
- SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud: In cooperation with SAP, Microsoft is working to make Azure available as a deployment option for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, SAP’s secure managed cloud offering
- SAP and Azure Active Directory Single-Sign-On: SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication Services are now integrated with Azure Active Directory
Last year, Microsoft and SAP announced joint plans to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA platform deployed on Microsoft Azure, and to simplify work through integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP. Few companies who adopted Azure as their cloud platform for SAP solution landscapes are Accenture, Pact Group and Mosaic, amongst others.