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SAP Continues its Data Center Investments to Powers the Future of SAP HANA

By CIOReview | Friday, May 9, 2014

FREMONT, CA: SAP AG continues investing in new data centers that enable companies to power the future of business by using SAP Cloud driven by SAP HANA. Currently SAP hosts its cloud solutions in 16 data centers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE), North America, China and Australia and is aligned to high security and operations standards.

With the coming of cloud services, customers can now easily shift their business to cloud which is more secured and flexible. This allows them to focus on operational excellence and benefits from the real-time capabilities of the in-memory computing platform SAP HANA.

Presently, SAP’s cloud solutions are being used by more than 73,000 companies and 36 million people. This year, SAP has opened a three new data centers in Sydney, Australia, as well as Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The company has also invested in existing partner data centers in Moscow, Russia, that will run cloud solutions from them.

SAP data centers serve as the backbone of the company’s cloud business, including the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service as well as cloud solutions such as customer engagement solutions and SAP Cloud for HR. State-of-the-art technology and excellent security based on high industry standards protect data not only virtually but also physically against natural disasters. They also provide high availability and back-ups.

Gerhard Oswald, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG  Says, “Customers benefit from a dramatic simplification of IT landscapes, all in the cloud and powered by SAP HANA, and from the ability to truly power the future of their business with SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA.”

Reportedly, as a means to reduce the carbon footprints, all SAP data centers and facilities will run on 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2014.  In Germany, SAP received the German Data Center Award 2014 for Integrated Energy Efficiency in the Data Center.

Undoubtedly, an open ecosystem is vital for the success of SAP Cloud portfolio. The company actively helps partners to offer the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service from their own data centers, ensuring full security and compliance.