Freedom of choice isn’t just an old Devo video from 1980 — or any of its gazillion covers. Freedom of choice means having more than one path to follow, and it implies freedom to refuse. Freedom of choice looks like a pretty good gig — but is it always good?
When it comes to choosing during mergers and acquisitions (M&A), “choice” can get ugly. I’ve been part of some product rationalization meetings where the process devolved into screaming and name-calling. For a more civilized example, let’s look at two companies that are going through M&A activities. Company “A” uses Microsoft Azure for cloud. Company “B” uses Google Cloud. They both have cloud for their own SAP landscapes. Having to decide which cloud provider to use can (and probably will) add significant time to the integration of the two companies. This is a great example of how having choices (and having to make decisions) is very difficult. And the better way to go is to not choose one or the other: Go with both!
NetApp is proud to be able to let customers do just that for their SAP landscapes in Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. NetApp simply lets you avoid having to make a painful choice. You can easily move and manage your SAP data for both clouds. Additionally, Azure NetApp Files achieved SAP HANA certification for both scale-up and scale-out deployments. Everybody’s happy, and the integration goes more quickly than planned. Cool, eh?
Are you curious about how NetApp® solutions can help you make the most out of your SAP landscapes in the cloud? Take advantage of our 1:1 VIP meetings, and click over to our SAP software solutions page to see what else NetApp is doing to help you maximize your investment in SAP.
Be sure to come see us (virtually) at SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW event this June. We’ll be showing how SAP + NetApp + cloud = accelerated value from your SAP systems. This is the first year that NetApp is scheduling no-obligation, no-pressure visits with NetApp and SAP experts. Learn what NetApp can do to help you make the most of your SAP investment.
Dave has been bringing solutions to market under various monikers (alliances, business development, solution marketing) for more than 15 years. Before entering the world of tech, he enjoyed a 15-year stint in the wine business.