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
Expect more from Microsoft
More than two decades of partnership in innovating SAP solutions
Flexible scaling for SAP HANA in the cloud, with a 99.99 percent service-level agreement
Large compliance profile includes tools for GDPR
The most regions of any cloud provider
Emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT
Vast partner ecosystem to support your transition to the cloud
SAP and Azure are better together
Empowering digital transformation and innovation for all our customers
Both Microsoft and SAP use Azure to run mission-critical SAP applications. By using SAP solutions on Azure, customers have access to unified best practices and reference architecture for a more seamless migration to the cloud.
Joint vision for the future
Microsoft has 110,000 internal users running SAP; SAP's 84,000-member workforce uses Microsoft solutions. Both organizations have a shared vision to help customers innovate.
Large customer and partner ecosystem
More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies run on Azure, and 92 percent of the Forbes Global 2000 are SAP customers. Microsoft and SAP share a large partner network to support customers on their journey to the cloud.
Microsoft and SAP: Why run SAP on Azure
Hear from Microsoft engineering and marketing leaders on why you should choose Microsoft Azure to run your mission-critical SAP applications.
"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 enterprise resource planning (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.
Global support to keep your business running
Azure has a global footprint of more than 50 Azure regions to support your business in a single architecture. Enterprise-grade SLAs 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.Learn more
When you migrate your SAP workloads to Azure, you get:
- Reliable, highly available, and scalable SAP-certified infrastructure.
- The ability to bring your own SAP license, 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.
See what customers have to say about SAP on Azure
Customers in every industry—retail, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, manufacturing, and more—are running SAP solutions on Azure in more than 40 countries.
Sebastian Tacke, Head of IT Delivery and Enterprise Management, GEA Group
“Our strategy allowed us to migrate 120 SAP systems to Azure within eight months.”
Harold Groothedde, Technology Solutions Director, Coats
“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.”
Doug Mills, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Mosaic Company
“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.”
Dr. Stephan Stathel, Operations Lead for New Procurement System and Team Lead for the Build2Run Team, Daimler AG
“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.”
Jump-start your SAP on Azure solution
Bring scale and agility to your SAP workloads with help from our trusted partners
Accenture provides a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations to help clients improve their performance.
Cognizant ensures effective database management for client databases with services ranging from database rationalization to data archival.
Wipro is a leading IT consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to help clients derive better business results.
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 realized by hosting SAP on Azure. Based on customer interviews and financial analysis, the study found that an organization can experience a three-year 102 percent ROI after moving its legacy infrastructure to Azure.
Read the latest posts from SAP on Azure experts.
On-demand webinar: Learn What’s New with SAP S/4HANA
Whitepaper: Integrating SAP Application Data with Azure
July 2, 2018
Agile SAP development with SAP Cloud Platform on Azure
May 24, 2018
Accelerate your SAP on Azure HANA project with SUSE Microsoft Solution Templates
October 3, 2017
Achieve better savings with best-in-class cost management on Azure
August 16, 2017
Reference Architecture for SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA on Azure
November 29, 2016
Digital Transformation with SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
June 16, 2016
Backup cloud assets on Azure Premium Storage virtual machines
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