German company SUSE, the maker of an enterprise focused variant of Linux, has expanded it relationship with Amazon Web Services in order to meet growing customer demands.
Demands of running business critical applications on the cloud.
This partnership brings SUSE Enterprise Server for SAP into the Amazon cloud, also allowing the cloud giant to sell apps directly form the AWS Marketplace. Amazon Web Services users will now be able to buy the SUSE Linux Enterprise solution on demand, paying for what they use.
The expanded collaboration is good news for customers that are running SAP workloads on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, which is a leading platform for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA.
Both AWS and SUSE will now offer support.
SUSE vice-president of Global Alliances, Naji Almahmoud, talked about this expanded collaboration:
“Tens of thousands of enterprises around the world, spanning major industries, count on SUSE for their mission-critical computing environments, including those running SAP workloads.
Our commitment to those enterprise users is unwavering, and this expanded collaboration demonstrates how AWS and SUSE are continually finding ways to enhance the customer experience for business-critical applications on the cloud using SUSE Linux for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA. The marketplace can expect continued collaboration, which will enable us to meet and surpass customers’ demanding requirements for SAP workloads on AWS.”
It was back in 2012 that AWS certified its platform for SAP applications, and since then customers have been using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to run SAP workloads on Amazon Web Services.
The cloud giant followed things up two years later in 2014, when AWS instances were certified for SAP HANA, while the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications was also made available on the Amazon cloud platform.
Until now, customers were forced to use SUSE subscriptions to deploy SAP workloads on AWS.
But now they will get access to on-demand pricing and Reserved Instances to increase their SAP footprint on Amazon Web Services, resulting in saved costs overall.