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Cooperation between SAP and Microsoft


IaaS: SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure

SAP and Microsoft announced in October that they would increasingly work together in the cloud area to enable companies to get to the cloud quickly and easily. Microsoft Azure provides companies with an IaaS for their SAP systems that offers an immediate, secure and scalable infrastructure.

When implementing and especially during the migration to S/4HANA, in which hardware aspects must also be considered, it makes sense to consider Microsoft Azure.


The Benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service:

  • equally accessible from anywhere (54 regions worldwide)
  • rapid deployment of the infrastructure
  • Infrastructure size can be chosen flexibly (pay-as-you-grow)
  • always at the cutting edge of technology
  • high data security through operation in Microsoft data centers in Germany

Alexander Thiede, responsible for the Cloud and Enterprise business unit at Microsoft, says: “We bring the strengths of SAP and Microsoft together and thus offer our customers the security of working with two industry leaders. In this way, they can safely and efficiently start their transformation into intelligent companies of the future. "


ERBER AG, an Austrian company from the feed and food safety industry, took the step into the cloud together with Phoron this year and operates the S/4HANA system landscape on Microsoft Azure. The globally active group sees the advantages above all in the “internationality”: “Our systems are highly available and easily accessible from any location worldwide. The latency has improved noticeably, ”confirms Gerhard Grün, CIO of the company.


Christopher Schillerwein-Kral, Senior Basis Consultant at Phoron, knows what needs to be considered when implementing an S/4HANA system on Microsoft Azure: “Highly available and high-performance platforms are also highly dynamic. New technologies in terms of architecture and performance are quickly made available, and the technological framework conditions on the part of SAP and Microsoft are also changing. The cycles are very short, we're talking about a couple of months. If you implement and operate your S / 4HANA system on Microsoft Azure, you should keep the implementation phase as short as possible and keep a special eye on updates and changes. "

Infografik S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure