Virtustream, provider of xStream cloud management platform (CMP) software, has announced an agreement with SAP America, Inc. to provide an “As-a-Service” option for a full subscription service, including cloud infrastructure, software licenses and software maintenance, for the SAP HANA platform.
Virtustream’s customers will receive a ready-to-use, subscription-based offering so they can quickly and more easily reap the benefits of SAP HANA without the need to make large, up-front investments in hardware or software. This would allow customers to choose whether and when to build new capacities and competencies internally.
“With our new “as-a-service” offering for SAP HANA, we can help improve the ability of our enterprise customers to realize enormous benefits from the SAP real-time data platform,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream. “Whether they are using SAP HANA to support individual applications like SAP Business Warehouse or SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, migrating an entire suite of SAP solutions or developing custom applications on SAP HANA, we are very pleased to provide an end-to-end cloud service, from software acquisition to ongoing support, all with one cloud delivery model.”
As a provider of cloud services for SAP solutions, Virtustream provides customers with an on-demand, cloud-based delivery model for SAP HANA, including guaranteed service levels, high-availability, and disaster-recovery functionality required for mission-critical enterprise applications. The company will supplement these services with optional professional services for application migration, implementation, management and support services.
Last month, IBM announced that it will use Virtustream’s cloud management platform (CMP) software, xStream, as an option to deliver SAP and SAP HANA environments on the IBM SoftLayer cloud globally for both managed and customer managed SAP environments.