SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) is to be released on Amazon Web Services (AWS) through Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, currently planned for August 2018.
SAP aims to provide local customers with access to new solutions, including the new SAP HANA service and SAP Leonardo to help fast-track digital transformation for businesses.
Leonardo combines next-generation technologies such as artificial intelligence, analytics, IoT, and machine learning as well as industry expertise to help companies make the shift into an intelligent enterprise.
Local customers will also be able to take advantage of new solutions, including Conversational AI, which enables companies to develop their own intelligent chatbots or leverage preconfigured industry-specific bots, as well as the Cloud Platform Blockchain service, which helps enterprises to incorporate blockchain technologies.
AWS has been working with SAP globally since 2011 to simplify infrastructure management, improve time-to-market, lower costs, and deliver innovation with AWS services integration.
“Our customers are making strategic decisions for deploying SAP applications on their choice of cloud infrastructure vendors, and many are adopting AWS,” says SAP SE cloud platform president and chief technology officer Björn Goerke.
“We are focused on helping them to deploy, innovate and transform in the same environment to achieve rapid innovation and transformation. SAP is committed to giving our customers multi-cloud choice and flexibility so that they can achieve their innovation goals. The availability of SAP Cloud Platform in the AWS Sydney data center extends our unique offer of multi-cloud flexibility and openness.
Australian and New Zealand customers will now be able to create business value through cloud-based innovations, and application development scenarios and drive higher productivity and lower application development costs through integrated tooling and consistent development and deployment experiences using Cloud Foundry-based SAP Cloud Platform on AWS infrastructure.
“Many customers in Australia and New Zealand including Contact Energy, Fairfax Media, GPT, Origin, OZ Minerals, Seek.com, and Visy Industries have trusted AWS as the best place to run their mission-critical SAP workloads, including production S/4 HANA workloads, for many years,” says AWS ANZ managing director Paul Migliorini.
“This initiative with SAP extends customers' ability to enable digital transformation on AWS, remediate existing technology investments, but even more importantly, free up resources to drive innovation.
SAP Australia and New Zealand executive director Stephen Moore adds, “We see an incredible amount of innovation in Australia and New Zealand among our customers and we are committed to supporting that innovation by offering our customers choice. It's important for us to provide our customers with local access to SAP Leonardo capabilities on AWS to continue to nurture innovation in this market.