SAP HANA Cloud Platform Now Open for Business in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIASAP Australia today announced that Australian customers can now tap into the power of its in-memory platform, SAP HANA in the cloud from its local data centre in Sydney.

The SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s platform as a service (PaaS) offering, powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The platform is purpose-built to meet the exacting needs of modern developers from organisations of all sizes and industries so they can quickly extend or build cloud business applications that run in real time.

This news coincides with the first day of the inaugural SAP Architect and Developer Summit in Sydney. The summit provides a direct response to the developer and architect community, looking to accelerate their skills and training on the SAP HANA platform and in turn help organisations dramatically accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities to run their business in real-time.

Paul Muller, General Manager for Platform Solutions at SAP Australia and New Zealand said, “Over the past 12 months, SAP’s HANA business has grown by more than 158 per cent in Australia and New Zealand. We’re excited to formally announce the availability of our cloud PaaS in front of the audience which will gain the most benefit from its capabilities.

“We know our customers want to quickly setup, deploy and build real-time applications that feature mobile, visualisation, big data and analytics services. Regardless of our customers’ IT environments, we’re committed to helping them continue to be innovative on the SAP HANA Cloud platform.

The SAP HANA Cloud platform is already being showcased with SAP and partners developing a number of applications on the platform. An example of this is SAP’s Asset Intelligence Network, which will allow organisations to streamline their equipment related collaboration processes between operators, manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and engineering service providers.

“We have a commitment to our customers to deliver tools and platforms that provide increased flexibility in the development and deployment of their IT environments as well as remove any security issue around data sovereignty. We know this still to be a concern and we will continue to invest locally when customers require locally accountable providers and control over the location of their data,” Muller added.

The Australia-based data centre is part of SAP’s global data centre strategy to provide full security and regional data compliance to all of its customers. This strategy targets those that are eager to apply the real-time capabilities of in-memory computing but who have concerns about hosting data offshore and the capital expenditure of an on-premise deployment.

The data centre was unveiled in April 2014 and also houses SAP’s HANA Enterprise Cloud offering.

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