Open source software solutions provider SUSE is expanding its global strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud. Organizations can now run ‘mission-critical’ applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications – a platform for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA – deployed on the Alibaba Cloud platform.
Together, SUSE and Alibaba Cloud would make it easier for organizations to deploy SAP workloads on the Alibaba Cloud. Customers can deploy SAP-as-a-Service within a few clicks and fully deploy the services “often in less than 30 minutes.” Alibaba Cloud and SUSE also jointly developed and validated a best practice to automate SAP HANA System Replication failover powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability technology.
“Modern SAP systems running critical workloads need to meet the highest standards of availability for their SAP services running in customer data centers or on public cloud environments,” said Naji Almahmoud, SUSE vice president of Global Alliances. “We are excited about our partnership with Alibaba Cloud, as it offers customers agility, pay-as-you-go capabilities and system availability up to 99.999 percent. SUSE and partners such as Alibaba Cloud are enabling customers to manage complexity, reduce cost and deliver the business-critical services that are powering their own digital transformation. SUSE works with customers’ preferred partners and vendors in this way to support innovation as well as optimization of their current infrastructure as they evolve their systems to meet business needs.”
Additional SUSE products are planned for the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace in the near future.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with SUSE,” said Dajiang Han, head of Global Alliances, Alibaba Cloud Global. “As one of the leading global cloud service providers, Alibaba Cloud has extensive experience in the public cloud sector. Combining with our strong global infrastructure, we aim to continue to deliver more high-quality products and services to our customers worldwide with efficiency and flexibility.”