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SAP reveals Sydney data centre

Terri Reeves Wednesday, April 2, 2014 SAP news

SAP will move “swiftly” on partner program for local HANA cloud.

SAP is preparing to tell local partners how they can capitalise on the opening of its first major Australian data centre. The German ERP giant will launch the co-lo operation before the end of the week, making its HANA enterprise cloud offering available locally to Australian customers for the first time. The investment comes as a direct response to concerns about data sovereignty and latency in application performance associated with offshore-hosted instances of SAP systems.

SAP’s Australian general manager of platform solutions, Paul Muller, said: “The majority of our customers are finding out about it today.” He said SAP did hint at the move back at its sales and partner kick-off earlier this year. “We announced in January that we would look to put several data centres across the Asia-Pacific region based on customer demand.” Muller said the partner program was still being decided but he expected SAP to move “swiftly”.

“A proposal has gone to the board around a model for partners being able to sell into this HEC facility as well as provide services. What the shape of this is – the program, the economics and the commercials – we are still working on that. “No timeframe yet, but now we have made the announcement we will move swiftly to have opportunities for partners to work with us. We want to make this commercially viable for all and rewarding.”

By Steven Kiernan, Paris Cowan on Apr 1, 2014

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