Microsoft and SAP extend partnership to mobile and the cloud

On Monday Microsoft and SAP announced an extension of a partnership that’s focused on giving enterprise customers increased flexibility and better insights – in the cloud and on mobile devices.

“By the end of June, SAP will certify a number of their business applications to run on Microsoft Azure, including SAP Business Suite software, SAP Business All-In-One solution, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE) and the developer edition of the SAP HANA® platform,” Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of Cloud and Enterprise marketing, wrote in a Monday post on The Official Microsoft Blog.

What this means is customers will be able to get the mission-critical benefits of SAP software – used by 86 percent of the global Fortune 500 – on Microsoft’s enterprise-grade public cloud. Customers will be able to move existing applications and services, or deploy new ones in minutes, using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library tool, to Azure and benefit from nearly unlimited computing capacity.

Head on over to The Official Microsoft Blog to get the rest of the story.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff