SAP and NetApp Expand Partnership to Support Database, Analytics Offerings; Rob Enslin Comments

Sap_logoSAP AG and NetApp have announced their intent to support next-generation database, analytics and application offerings by deepening their collaboration, according to a SAP statement.

“Expanding our partnership with NetApp provides our customers with increased scalability and data protection, while at the same time allowing for greater management of data growth and adaptability to our customers’ changing on-demand needs,” said Rob Enslin, president of SAP global customer operations and member of the SAP AG global managing board.

The new initiatives are meant to deepen the companies’ more than a decade of strategic partnership and provide customers an agile data infrastructure for SAP applications that can help drive competitive advantage and reduce ownership cost.

“NetApp storage solutions ease the deployment and management of landscapes running SAP solutions and accelerate the transition ournetapp logo customers are making to cloud-based agile data infrastructures,” said Rob Salmon, executive vice president, NetApp field operations.

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SAP and NetApp plan to further expand their partnership into new areas, including SAP database solutions and cloud-based system management automation.

According to the release, the Cisco and NetApp-developed FlexPod, complement SAP NetWeaver landscape virtualization management in the automation of routine administration tasks, reduction of costs, hardware resources and power and simplification of landscape management of SAP solutions.

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