Oxygen moves into the cloud

By Freya Purnell

Strong customer demand has led Oxygen Business Solutions to launch a fully hosted cloud solution for SAP Business One, SAP ERP Business and SAP Business All-In-One.

Oxygen managing director Mike Smith said Oxygen On Demand is the first SAP full service cloud solution available with hosting in the Asia Pacific region from a specialist SAP services company.

“There are other SAP cloud offerings available, but this is the first to offer a seamless blend of infrastructure and specialist SAP support services with integrated management of customers’ SAP platform including applications and database, plus all the support services,” Smith said.

The solution was launched in response to common customer questions about hosting and financing.

“Customers – especially mid-sized companies – now understand the benefits of moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud. They want to shift costs from capex to opex. They want the flexibility and cost savings from being able to increase or decrease the server capacity as business needs change,” Smith said.

“At the same time, they want to be confident that their data is secure and highly available. And they want specialist SAP consulting and service support not generally available from generic cloud hosting providers.”

Using Oxygen on Demand, organisations can either migrate existing environments, reducing data centre, hosting and the costs of running the infrastructure themselves, or they can deploy it as they implement new B1 or ERP implementations. The services will also extend to non-SAP applications, according to Smith, allowing customers to migrate all infrastructure and applications to the cloud.

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