CenturyLink has signed an agreement with SAP to offer “premium supplier services” for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud in Asia Pacific. These services, delivered through data centers located in Singapore and India, can help organizations across the region combine the real-time computing features of the SAP HANA platform with CenturyLink’s global network infrastructure and in-house expertise in SAP solutions.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a private, secured cloud fully managed by SAP and supported by global partners, and is often used by companies that run mission-critical applications in the cloud.

“SAP HANA enables companies to make real-time, informed decisions about their business,” said Gary Gauba, chief enterprise relationship officer and president, Advanced Solutions Group in CenturyLink’s Global IT & Managed Services business unit. “By expanding our SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service offering in Asia Pacific, we continue to help businesses move their enterprise applications to the cloud and innovate using the latest-generation applications based on SAP HANA.”

CenturyLink has deep SAP technology expertise which would include designing, implementing and managing a full spectrum of SAP solutions. Following a rigorous audit and approval process, both CenturyLink’s infrastructure and practitioners have achieved premium supplier status for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

“With the announcement of CenturyLink as a premium supplier for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, SAP further extends its capacity to provide managed private cloud services in a number of geographies across APJ,” said Peter Harkin, head of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud & Managed Services Sales for SAP Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). “The success of and demand for the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud offering is driving these partnerships, which we anticipate will benefit our customers. Now more than ever, we believe that SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a ‘must consider’ choice as our customers look to run their mission-critical SAP applications in the cloud while digitally transforming their businesses.”