Red Hat announced support for SAP solutions running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with Support for SAP Business Applications’ availability.
“Today’s announcement fortifies Red Hat’s continued effort to provide customers flexibility in software deployment options and innovations in cloud computing,” said Gus Robertson, vice president of business development at Red Hat. “Now customers have even more choice in procuring and provisioning Red Hat Enterprise Linux, now SAP-certified and recommended to run SAP applications.”
Amazon EC2 provides secure, on-demand, pay-as-you-go, resizable compute capacity in the cloud designed to make Web-scale computing easier for developers, commercial ISVs and enterprise IT organizations worldwide.
“We are pleased to extend our offering of supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand for SAP applications,” said Terry Wise, director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services. “With AWS, SAP customers now have a broader choice of enterprise-class Linux platforms to choose from when they deploy SAP applications on AWS. This represents the ongoing commitment from AWS to provide customers with the enterprise software and support they demand.”
SAP is seeing a steady stream of customers moving to the cloud looking for fast-scaling and pay-only-for-what-you-use flexibility associated with cloud computing. The expanded cooperation allows customers to leverage Amazon’s EC2 for running SAP applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux resulting in collaborative support options.