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Google Cloud has strengthened its relations with SAP by becoming a strategic cloud partner for SAP’s RISE with SAP program. The two businesses will work under the terms of the new agreement to help clients with cloud migrations and business process transformations.
The program, which was launched in January, focuses on migrating clients’ record systems to S/4HANA and administering them through a single service level agreement (SLA).
We are seeing incredible momentum of RISE with SAP across Asia Pacific and Japan.Paul Marriott, president of SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Customers are leveraging RISE to not only accelerate transformation to the cloud, but to also lead in industries and empower their sustainable future. This expanded partnership with Google Cloud will give customers in the region more choice as they embark on business transformation in the cloud and innovate with speed, scale, and agility.Paul Marriott, president of SAP Asia Pacific Japan
The two businesses will work together to speed up cloud migrations and business process migrations for clients under the terms of the new partnership. SAP services and products, including SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solutions under SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), will also be available on Google Cloud’s network.
Wipro, Ocean Network Express, and Siam Cement Group are three companies in the APAC (Asia Pacific) region that have implemented S/4HANA on Google Cloud, according to Karan Bajwa, VP of Google Cloud in the Asia Pacific.
Companies have learned the value of world-class infrastructure and the need to make their data work harder for them during the pandemic. Businesses that will be successful in ten or twenty years are the ones that are starting to harness the power of their data and run their core systems on next-generation infrastructure today. We look forward to partnering with SAP on RISE to help even more organizations in the region accelerate the migration of their most critical business systems into the cloud.Karan Bajwa, VP of Google Cloud
SAP’s decision to move forward with Google Cloud on RISE comes months after the company reversed its intention to host S/4HANA on Microsoft’s Azure in late May.
Prior to the reversal, SAP suggested that its enterprise resource planning suite be used with Azure as part of a Microsoft partnership. Now SAP is urging its clients to host S/4HANA with a cloud provider of their choice.
Recently, Google Cloud also expanded its cloud services in India. Google Cloud India launched a second cloud region in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region). The first region is in Mumbai, Maharashtra.