In their partnership, SAP and Microsoft are working on making additional SAP software available on Azure. As of the 5th of June 2018, the SAP Cloud Platform is now available on Microsoft Azure.
According to Microsoft’s official blog, the Cloud Foundry-based SAP Cloud Platform is now available in the West Europe region. In the forthcoming months, more regions will join the list.
SAP and Microsoft have been working to make this a reality since 2011, so it’s a huge milestone for both. In 2014, Microsoft announced that certain SAP’s core business applications would become certified on Azure. Last November, they committed to each other’s offerings internally.
In 2017, an SAP official stated that they’d started to leverage Microsoft Azure as an IaaS Platform. Before the end of 2018, SAP expects to be able to have moved 17 systems to Azure.
In 2017, Microsoft began moving forward with its internal migration of its SAP system to S/4HANA. In February this year, the company was successful in moving its SAP environment onto Azure in its fullest form. According to the company’s officials, Microsoft has implemented multiple sandbox environments of S/4HA since then.
In related news, the Sapphire Now conference is in full swing this week. During the course of the event, SAP officials introduced the new SAP C/4HANA. This is a new CRM offering. Essentially, it incorporates the acquisitions of Gigya, Hybris, and Callidus Cloud, which will be of great use to those who are involved in marketing, consumer data, sales, and commerce of any sort.