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NetApp wins the 2021 Microsoft U.S. Partner Award for SAP on Azure

Microsoft - 2021 MSUS Partner Ward Winner - SAP on Azure

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Anthony Lye
Anthony Lye

If you are challenged with the prospect of migrating your SAP deployment to the cloud, you should partner with NetApp—we’re the winner of the 2021 Microsoft U.S. Partner Award for SAP on Azure and we are ready to work with you.

I am extremely proud of this recognition by Microsoft U.S. since SAP workloads are among the most mission-critical applications moving to the cloud today. We make them work and work well, our growing ranks of satisfied customers across all types of industries worldwide can attest to that. In fact, they are our champions, and we could not be happier to help them move to the Azure Public Cloud. Our customers tell us that they love working with our experienced team, that we always go the extra mile, and that we deliver the reference architecture and innovative solutions they need to succeed. You can watch the video that tells the Coke One North America (CONA) Services story that won us the SAP on Azure award.

Tick tock

We know SAP plans to discontinue support for SAP Business Suite as of 2027 and SAP expects that all customers will have moved to S/4HANA by then. The clock is ticking. Today, SAP customers are stretched along the entire length of the cloud migration journey: complete, in-progress, and not yet started. The fastest-growing segment of SAP revenues already come from the cloud with a cloud user base of about 230m users There are, however, still many companies wrestling with their SAP migration journeys and timelines. Let us help.

Why NetApp?

Azure NetApp Files is the world’s best shared storage platform on Azure, certified for use with SAP HANA, and we are the first and only data service that supports an SAP HANA scale-out architecture with a standby node.

We deliver the extreme performance and ultra-low latency for both HANA scale-up and scale-out workloads, along with the scalability, stability, and flexibility SAP customers need.

Extreme performance: 5% faster than on-premises with a 30% increase in throughput. Multiple service tiers let you scale up and down quickly and easily.

Ultra-low latency: Sub-millisecond latency means analytics drives immediate insights to accelerate vital business decisions.

Stability: 99.99% uptime eliminates risk. Backup time is reduced by 99%. Recovery time is improved by 70%. Cross-region replication enhances disaster recovery.

Rapid deployment of test environments: Leverage instant clones of your database using NetApp SnapshotTM copies, while integrating into important SAP workflow automations.

SAP chooses NetApp too

SAP trusts NetApp to get the job done—so much so that they work with us for their own migrations. They cite our scalability and flexibility as key ingredients in a winning recipe that enables them to deploy environments 30–40% faster and reduce outages by 80%. SAP credits us with enabling their customers to adopt the cloud much faster with a lower total cost of ownership.

Superior end-to-end experience

At NetApp, we deliver a superior end-to-end experience for our customers. We care, and this year we are also being recognized by Microsoft with their global Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Customer Experience. We are honored by this recognition for our work at all stages from pre-sales to the process of deploying the solution to post-implementation. We are there for you every step of the way. As a result, we are happy to count many of our customers as advocates for NetApp and all we stand for.

Find out how Azure NetApp Files can transform your SAP experience on Azure.

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Anthony Lye

Anthony Lye is executive vice president and general manager of the Public Cloud Services business for NetApp. He is responsible for the strategy and execution to further NetApp’s cloud innovation across public cloud, hybrid cloud, and hyperscaler models and to establish the company as the undisputed leader in managing data in a cloud-integrated world.

Anthony brings more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience to NetApp, spanning roles in development, product management, marketing and sales, and as a high-tech CEO twice. He has focused primarily on cloud innovation for the past 15 years, most recently as the executive vice president and chief cloud officer at Guidewire Software, and at Oracle where he was the senior vice president and general manager of CRM. His background includes leading teams worldwide and hands-on experience building applications and platforms working directly with the developer community.

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