HP Enterprise Services today announced it is among the first partners to become an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services in support of SAP solutions.
HP provides standardized IT solutions and services based on shared resources via the internet enabling the delivery of SAP® applications to clients in a scalable manner via HP Hybrid Delivery Cloud Services .
The certification provides assurance to clients using SAP applications through HP’s cloud services that they can benefit from:
- increased flexibility, which enables business process alignment to meet immediate market demands;
- rapid provisioning, which speeds their ability to implement application and business process changes; and
- a highly reliable architecture and access to the latest cloud services with no infrastructure capital outlay required, which results in much lower costs and risks for companies to consume the full benefits of enterprise applications.
Technology providers seeking certification by SAP must undergo an extensive audit process that validates the operational integration of the provider’s cloud capabilities with SAP applications. The comprehensive audit includes reviews of a services provider’s technical, physical, management and logical security processes supporting SAP applications. After successful completion, the entire process undergoes recertification every two years.
This announcement illustrates the opportunities that exist and can be created in the SAP space, through HP being able to offer a certified SAP cloud based solution, very cool.