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The Impact of SAP Hana on the SAP Infrastructure Utility Services Marketplace

Published: 03 November 2016

ID: G00313580

Analyst(s): David Groombridge , Derek Prior, Neil Barton


The introduction of Hana into the SAP architecture has disrupted SAP hosting services. By using the new models, sourcing and vendor management leaders who are focused on infrastructure technology service sourcing can develop major cost and service benefits for their businesses as they move to Hana.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The new technology required to run SAP Hana will force sourcing executives to reconsider their options for hosting SAP systems where Hana-based solutions are needed
  • The advent of competitive new public cloud-based hosting models will create opportunities for sourcing leaders to deliver cost savings for SAP Hana hosting
  • The re-entrance of SAP into the SAP hosting market with its Hana Enterprise Cloud (HEC) managed service offering will require sourcing executives to evaluate all other hosting options against the standard set by HEC

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