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Microsoft & SAP partnership to offer product integrated cloud solutions


Microsoft and SAP have tied up to offer support for the SAP HANA platform (deployed on Microsoft Azure) to work on Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP. The agreement builds on an existing partnership between the two companies, as they had announced support of  SAP Business Suite applications with Microsoft Office and developer editions of HANA on Microsoft Azure, in October 2014.

This is SAP’s second partnership with respect to enterprise cloud solutions, since HANA already runs on Amazon Web Services.

The Microsoft partnership will enable SAP’s Hana data analysis tools applications to run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service. It will also let Microsoft customers run SAP software without installing it on their own servers. The integration will allow Office 365 communication, collaboration, calendar, documents, and other data to combine with cloud solutions from SAP, including Concur, SAP Fieldglass, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Ariba solutions. These new capabilities will be available starting in the third quarter this year, with plans to release additional integration features in the future, the companies announced.

Microsft also listed the various platform capabilities for a much larger range of SAP applications, which will be provided soon in another blogpost. In addition to the new announcements supporting SAP HANA, the existing support for SAP applications include choice of Linux and Windows for OS of various SAP solutions.

Microsoft claims to have more than 70 million active business users on Office 365, while the SAP cloud apps have multi-million users according to the Wall Street Journal.

SAP’s previous tie ups:

Last week, SAP announced that it had partnered with technology companies including Dell, Siemens and Hitachi, to boost the capabilities and reach of its HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things (IoT).  Earlier this month, SAP announced an alliance with Apple to partner on mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad.

Other developments

– Earlier this week, e-commerce major Amazon had disclosed an indirect minority stake in Cloudtail India.

– In April, Chinese smartphone maker LeEco had announced its plans of investing $10 million and to develop and cloud infrastructure for delivering content across mobile devices and smart TVs in India.

– In March, Pune-based Persistent Systems has signed an agreement to acquire Australia-based PRM Cloud Solutions. While, in January the company signed another agreement with Citrix Systems International to acquire Citrix’s CloudPlatform and CloudPortal.

– In November 2015, CloudFlare, a content distribution network provider said that it added three new data centers in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi. The company mentions that it would add another couple of nodes in India soon.

– The same month, Google had announced two new offers for Indian businesses and startups to use their services by offering credits worth $20,000 for Google Cloud Services for 1,000 Indian startups in 2016.

– In August 2015, Micromax made an undisclosed strategic investment in an international startup called MiMedia which offers online backup and cloud storage services.

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