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HP Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Applications

Opportunity, growth, and change are accelerating relentlessly, placing enormous pressure on companies like yours to deliver services instantly and efficiently. To meet these challenges and maximize these opportunities, you need a new model—a new approach. HP and SAP are ready with a new model where IT resources are shared and delivered dynamically—virtual private cloud services for SAP ® Applications. You selected SAP Applications to help you achieve your business goals. To increase the value of your investment in SAP Applications, you need to break free from traditional models of isolated computing and take advantage of a virtual private cloud.

Accelerate your business value
HP Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Applications are delivered via a virtual private cloud model using our next-generation data centers. The solution is geared to provide you several benefits: • Faster time to value with fast provisioning of the infrastructure, application, and operational services • Increased financial agility with flexible cost structure and no capital lock-up, with as-a-service pricing • Scalable infrastructure in a highly standardized, modular approach with small, medium, and large configurations • Secure cloud architecture and practices designed to mitigate risk of moving to the cloud

Innovate flexibly. Reduce your TCO.
The Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Applications offered by HP provide you with the flexibility of managing your IT budgets without making a large capital investment. This frees up resources that can be used to drive innovation. It also helps transform your IT investments from capital expenditure to operating expenditure, increasing your business agility in the process. The solution includes infrastructure, hosting, and technical application management services with options for service levels on a platform that is a highly standardized, flexible, and enables rapid provisioning and scaling.

SAP software as a service
We have partnered with SAP to bring you the latest CRM Rapid Deployment Solution on the HP Enterprise Cloud via a Software-asa-Service model. Our Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Development and Sandbox Solution and tailored production services can help you build and evaluate the latest ERP, business intelligence, and analytics solutions from SAP without a need for capital investments. The HP Cloud Solutions are provided to you via a low-risk, monthly usage-based model. You have the flexibility to add incremental consulting, integration, and support services from HP based on your business demands, thus avoiding cost lock-ins.

Application transformation to cloud
To increase your competitive edge, you want to increase flexibility and lower your overall IT costs, thus freeing up investment budget for innovation projects. Cloud computing is a critical step in implementing this strategy. HP offers a robust set of cloud transformation services to support your roadmap to the cloud. HP works with your business and IT organizations to align business and IT in your cloud strategy. • Assessment Services—Understand business needs for cloud deployment and define a roadmap. • Planning Services—Create a plan that addresses a cloud model that reflects your business needs. • Implementation Services—Build your global private cloud model and deploy the solution as laid out by the model. • Management Services—Run and manage your global private cloud.

Manufacturer reaps the flexibility and cost advantages of HP and SAP cloud services
A large European automotive parts manufacturer was facing increased volatility and cost pressures on several fronts due to economic uncertainties, fluctuating sales volumes, and aggressive growth objectives. This was compounded by the desire to reduce investment risk and not tie up capital in IT expenditures. Working with HP, the manufacturer was able to move its SAP operation to a cloud-based model with strong business benefits. It reduced its operational costs while implementing a flexible, pay-per-use cloud model that supported the firm’s aggressive international expansion. The HP cloud solution enabled the firm to: • Ensure performance and capacity goals were achieved for its SAP environment • Reduce planning cycle times and get test services up and running in 50 percent less time • Roll out SAP services rapidly for new subsidiaries without a large capital outlay

Harness the power of SAP and HP
HP is an industry-leading IT services provider to clients across many industries. We have a complete portfolio of IT services—spanning a wide range of competencies to meet requirements in every area. HP services cover servers, storage and network hardware, desktops and mobile devices, software, information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and application services. SAP and HP have worked together to provide enterprise solutions since 1990. HP currently supports more than 1.5M users in 54 countries in 9 different languages, with nearly 50 percent of SAP customers running their SAP software on HP servers. HP is one of the few SAP partners that can provide you with complete lifecycle solutions—from consulting and implementation to management and operations services—for your SAP software environment. We work closely with SAP on joint development efforts that leverage the HP portfolio of servers, storage devices, and software products to build industry-leading SAP solutions for our customers.

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