“The world’s significant businesses trust Microsoft and SAP. Together, we will help companies win the customer-driven growth revolution.”
So said former SAP CEO Bill McDermott said back in 2017 about bringing the partnership to the next level with, then, new capability to run SAP S/4HANA in the Microsoft Azure environment.
Atos, a European Multinational IT and consulting services headquartered in France, has recently strengthened its partnership with Microsoft wherein Atos will invest in the Center of Excellence for the deployment of SAP solutions on Azure and Microsoft will support Atos in expanding its SAP on Azure migration practice. This includes the Migration Services and System Integration capabilities.
Center of Excellence provides support and structure for an organisations’ global or domestic SAP implementation. It optimises the use of all SAP products while managing complex implementation projects resulting in better cost savings for the companies.
The partnership aims to support their respective largest SAP customers and prospective ones by establishing a joint team working with a common engagement model that will guide developments and go-to-market activities for their respective field organizations.
Adrian Gregory, Senior Executive Vice President and Executive Sponsor for Microsoft at Atos, said:
“Most of our customers have been defining their SAP cloud roadmaps, while also integrating the use of the most advanced business functionality provided by SAP.”
“But only a very close relationship between a service provider and a hyperscale cloud provider may deliver the security and the full articulation that our largest customers require,” Gregory added.
Atos intends to provide data and production migration on Azure across the SAP Intelligent Suite and the SAP Digital Platform. As a global leader in digital transformation, the company aims to further develop its differentiated SAP-based solutions to drive business transformation for enterprises.
Atos and Microsoft eye the deployment of SAP HANA Very Large Instances (VLI) in Azure bare-metal or virtualized environments on Microsoft Azure. A unique solution to Azure, SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) provides virtual machines for deploying and running SAP HANA on bare-metal servers that are dedicated to a customer. The solution builds on non-shared host/server bare-metal hardware specifically assigned to a customer.
Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp., expressed that the company is pleased to collaborate with the European firm. Schuster said:
“We see an opportunity for Atos to be a driving force in bringing SAP customers an efficient and trusted roadmap to Microsoft Azure.”
A recognised leader in large-scale server platforms that are fully certified for the most demanding SAP workloads, Atos boasts of its portfolio of highly scalable and flexible servers such as the BullSequana S series powered by Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family. It is a new kind of enterprise server meant to meet the accelerating demand for computing power experienced across every public and private sector enterprise. The BullSequana S series is affordable, expandable and intelligent. It offers very high scalability and performance, up to 16 processor sockets. Atos BullSequana S800 server recently achieved a world record for the SAP BW edition for SAP HANA Standard Application Benchmark.
More about Atos
What started from Fredrik Rosing Bull first creating the tabulating machine, now for about a century, Atos has become the number one European provider of Cloud Services, Cybersecurity, and High-Performance Computing as well as end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications, and Digital Workplace solutions. The group operates in 73 countries developing and implementing innovative digital solutions that support the business transformation of clients while addressing environmental and social challenges.
Atos is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos | Syntel, and Unify.