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Google and SAP – A Marriage in the Clouds

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On Mach 8, 2017, SAP and Google announced another marriage in the cloud during Google’s Cloud Next event: SAP HANA is certified on Google’s Cloud Platform GCP, and is generally available now. SAP Cloud Platform and more products and solutions are to follow.

The Google Cloud Launcher marketplace will be utilized to offer and deploy to and for customers and partners, starting with SAP HANA, express edition, which is already available, too.

Further topics that are covered by this partnership are

  • Improving Google’s containerization technologies for enterprise workloads
  • Security, privacy, and integrity of customer data in the cloud. As part of this SAP software shall act as a data custodian (NB: How that works in legal and political environments remains to be seen) and joint solutions for access control, governance, risk and compliance shall get developed
  • Integrate Google’s G Suite into SAP applications. This has already been implemented for Identity and Access Management.

More on the still fuzzy side are end-to-end integrations and collaborations in the areas of AI and machine learning.

True to the SAP mantra of being an ecosystem player this is all about choice – choice for the customer to implement what is best for them.

My Take

Another interesting one!

Good Win for SAP

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