SAP Cloud Computing-The willingness of user companies to tackle digital transformation together with SAP is high. This first and foremost means to create new cloud business cases with SAP. However, it also means to create the foundation for these new business cases infrastructure-wise.
This includes Linux, hybrid cloud environments, and container technologies like Kubernetes and other open source solutions.
The de facto standard
Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications can be seen as SAP Linux. With a market share of 95 percent, it is the de facto standard for in-memory database Hana and Hana-based applications like S/4, C/4, or BW/4.
One feature would be live patching to minimize downtimes; another feature would be Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for optimized Hana use. These are only two examples of Suse’s and SAP’s high willingness to continue to move forward with Linux innovation.
Available on AWS, Azure, GCP
But that’s not all. If we’re talking about digitalization, we also have to talk about cloud computing. Many SAP users are now prioritizing hybrid cloud or multi-cloud models.
Also a top priority: SAP on-prem combined with public cloud. For example, operating the system itself on-prem, but leveraging public cloud services for a test or QA system.
This means that SLES for SAP (and therefore Linux) can be used in combination with Hana through public cloud services. Suse and SAP made furthermore sure to make its use in the cloud identical with on-prem.
Companies wanting to use SLES for SAP Applications through Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure can do so. With all three partners, Suse is constantly upgrading and enhancing SLES for SAP Applications’ cloud offers. For example, Microsoft and Suse now support enterprise Linux large images for SAP Hana on Azure.