SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings
SAP and Dell will help organizations transform their businesses through their new cloud and in-memory computing offerings. Dell delivers innovative technology and services and SAP specializes in enterprise application software. Both companies have announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to this end.
Following this agreement, SAP applications will now be available for deployment via Dell’s VIS Next Generation Datacenter Platform.
The companies expect that this availability will allow customers to increase IT responsiveness and business efficiency.
Dell’s customers will also be able to significantly increase the availability and speed of business information thanks to Dell’s PowerEdge R910, which the companies say is now among the hardware platforms certified by SAP for running SAP In-Memory Computing technology.
“The expansion of our current collaboration with SAP demonstrates our mutual resolve to help customers solve real business problems,” said Steve Schuckenbrock, president, Dell Services. “We are proud to align with SAP to bring organizations new offerings utilizing cloud and in-memory computing technologies that increase efficiencies and boost performance.”
“SAP is committed to delivering its solutions in open and flexible ways that best support customer success,” said Sanjay Poonen, president, Global Solutions, SAP. “This announcement underscores our commitment to delivering enterprise applications via the cloud in cooperation with our leading partner ecosystem. Through this expanded cooperation with Dell, customers will benefit from our complementary cloud and in-memory solutions, enabling them to transform their businesses, flexibly and affordably.”
The alliance has a high potential to give benefits to customers as evident by the University of Kentucky, which is currently testing a proof-of-concept roll out of SAP applications on a Dell cloud solution.
The initial tests have shown some impressive results, according to Vince Kellen, CIO, University of Kentucky, who said that they intend to leverage the scale, openness and flexibility that Dell’s cloud solutions will provide in future.
By Anuradha Shukla