SAP on Azure

The trusted path to enterprise-ready innovation in the cloud – bringing the intelligence, security and reliability of Azure to your SAP applications

With the Embrace initiative, SAP will lead with Azure to move on-premises SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SAP S/4HANA customers to the cloud through industry-specific best practices, reference architectures and cloud-delivered services.

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Cloud platform optimised for SAP

Azure is certified to run your mission-critical SAP applications, offering the performance, scale and agility you count on.

Unmatched security, compliance and business continuity

Our intelligent security services are backed by 3,500 cybersecurity professionals and the industry’s largest compliance portfolio for your SAP workloads in the cloud and on-premises.

Continuous innovation and insights

Tap into more than 100 Azure services, access SAP Cloud Platform, apply intelligent analytics and integrate with Microsoft 365, Teams, Power Apps and Power BI to discover insights that drive new customer experiences.

A partnership you can trust

After decades of working together, Microsoft and SAP have announced a preferred cloud partnership to simplify and accelerate your transformation to the cloud.


Learn how much you can save by moving to Azure

In 2019, Forrester Consulting completed a commissioned Total Economic Impact study on the cost savings and benefits businesses realised by hosting SAP on Azure. Based on customer interviews and financial analysis, the study found that an organisation can experience a three-year 102 per cent ROI after moving its legacy infrastructure to Azure.

SAP and Azure are better together

A partnership providing a well-defined path to the cloud

After decades of working together to serve our customers, SAP and Microsoft deepened their relationship by signing the Embrace initiative. Embrace, a preferred partnership between SAP and Microsoft along with a global network of system integrators, helps our customers accelerate the migration of SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA workloads from on-premises to Azure.

  • Our engineering teams work together to develop joint reference architectures, product integration roadmaps and best practices.
  • Our industry-focused teams are jointly developing industry-specific transformation roadmaps.
  • Our customer support teams have developed collaborative support models.

SAP and Microsoft have been partners for more than 25 years and are mutual customers. Microsoft is the only cloud provider that has run SAP, including SAP S/4HANA, for its finance and HR teams and supply chains for the past 20 years. Likewise, SAP chose Azure to run a growing number of its internal systems, including those based on SAP S/4HANA. Microsoft IT and SAP IT share their learnings from running SAP solutions on Azure with our customers. Watch webinars from Microsoft IT and SAP IT experts to learn best practices for migrating SAP applications to Azure.

Microsoft and SAP – the trusted partnership for business transformation

Hear from engineering, customer support and marketing leaders how Microsoft and SAP have cultivated trust and collaboration at every level to bring value to our shared customers.

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

"Building on our longtime partnership, Microsoft and SAP are harnessing each other's products to not only power our own organizations, but to empower our enterprise customers to run their most mission-critical applications and workloads with SAP S/4HANA on Azure."

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Infrastructure for all your SAP workload needs

Combine SAP ERP cloud solutions with the innovation, agility and reliability of Azure. Built-in backup and recovery simplifies your SAP landscape. Spin up systems in minutes with up to 24 TB of RAM scale-up and 60 TB scale-out for SAP HANA on Azure. High-performance virtual machines, purpose-built bare-metal instances and massively scalable cloud storage help you get the most from your SAP investments.

Unparalleled compliance and security portfolio

A comprehensive set of compliance offerings help protect your data. Address your security and privacy needs using a suite of cloud products and services, including Azure Security Center, Azure monitoring and management applications, and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Global support to keep your business running

Azure has a global footprint of more than 60 Azure regions to support your business in a single architecture. Enterprise-grade service-level agreements and support ensure that you have a robust, resilient and reliable environment to run your cloud SAP applications.

Insights to put you in control of your data

Accelerate your business transformation using emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT. Microsoft services such as Azure Data Lake and Power BI give you the insights you need to make intelligent business decisions for your critical ERP scenarios. Read the white paper Integrating SAP application data with Azure to learn more.

When you migrate your SAP workloads to Azure, you also get:

  • Reliable, highly available and scalable SAP-certified infrastructure.
  • The ability to bring your own SAP licence, reduce capital expenses and monitor costs.
  • Advanced threat protection and single sign-on (SSO) with multi-factor authentication.
  • Development and testing environments on a scalable, high-fidelity, on-demand infrastructure.
  • On-demand Azure virtual machines certified for SAP.
  • Freedom to move to SAP HANA on your terms.

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See what customers have to say about SAP on Azure

"Our strategy allowed us to migrate 120 SAP systems to Azure within eight months."

Sebastian Tacke, Head of IT Delivery and Enterprise Management, GEA Group
GEA Group

"The potential for using data in smarter ways to operate more efficiently, save money, and satisfy customers is immense. Azure gives us integrated tools that let us fully integrate and exploit our data."

Harold Groothedde, Technology Solutions Director, Coats

"Our plan to move SAP to Azure has allowed us to be more cost competitive while at the same time has improved our ability to be more responsive to new business requirements."

Doug Mills, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Mosaic Company

"To launch a project of this magnitude previously would have required up to 12 months just to acquire the necessary hardware. In Azure, we had the complete hardware set up in 12 weeks."

Dr Stephan Stathel, Operations Lead for New Procurement System and Team Lead for the Build2Run Team, Daimler AG

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