GreenLake is HPE's "have it your way" alternative to public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Instead of forcing customers to shift workloads to the public cloud, the HPE GreenLake-SAP solution can be delivered as a:
- fully managed service at the edge;
- solution in the customer’s data center; or
- solution in a colocation facility of their choice.
SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud with HPE GreenLake Further Explained
Customers will be able to keep their SAP software landscape and data on-premises while gaining the benefits of a public-cloud experience that's subscription-based, agile and elastic, the HPE GreenLake team asserts.
The new SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, customer edition includes compute, storage and networking technologies that are certified and pre-configured for SAP software, the companies said in the statement.
HPE will supply, install and manage the infrastructure, while SAP will add their complex, private cloud operating expertise. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, customer edition will be delivered as a turnkey, OPEX, cloud subscription offering that will be available through SAP.
Addressing Obstacles to Cloud Adoption
In a prepared statement about the offering, Keith White, senior vice president and general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services, said:
“Customers are increasingly turning to HPE GreenLake to enable them to benefit from the agility and flexibility of the cloud while also offering the security, data sovereignty, compliance, visibility, and cost controls of an on-premises deployment."
Added Peter Pluim, EVP, global head of enterprise cloud services, SAP in the statement:
“The new deployment model SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, customer edition is a direct response to customers who want the flexibility and service level of a managed private cloud, but need to keep their systems in their own data centers, such as public sector and regulated industry customers. We are planning to make that possible with cloud services from HPE GreenLake and white-glove operations and application management services from SAP, which will help unlock value and create new experiences for our joint customers."