SAP To Build HANA Cloud Data Center In India

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 22, 2014


SAP is planning to set up its HANA Enterprise Cloud data center in India, according to a report published in Infotech Lead. Bill McDermott co-CEO of the company told the new site that the company would expand its HANA Enterprise Cloud data center footprint to 20 locations from 14 by the end of this year.

Apart from India, the company is looking to build HANA Enterprise Cloud data center will come up in China, Australia, Russia, Canada, Mexico, India and Brazil. The enterprise IT vendor also said it would be powering its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy.

“We’re seeing broad adoption of HANA as the real-time business platform. We achieved significant success in moving our product portfolio to the HANA platform. Both hybrid and Cloud for customer solutions now run on HANA,” said McDermott, at a recent analyst meet.

he also stated that HANA adoption is especially strong in telecoms, utilities, financial services and in particular, retail and CPG with customers like L’Oreal USA and Mercedes-AMG. HANA platform enables customers to benefit from the value of integration in an enterprise Cloud, public Cloud and on-premise. It enables customers to run complex, mission critical processes in real-time.

More than 1,200 startups from 57 countries are building applications on HANA, said the company. With over 230 SAP applications that now run on the Fiori user interface, the company will be releasing 150 additional apps this year.

Giving an account of its revenue growth, SAP said it has posted 39 percent growth in cloud subscription revenue in the EMEA region, despite economic uncertainties. Southern Europe is rebounding strongly, and Africa posted a record quarter. In Americas, SAP recorded 37 percent growth in cloud subscription. Latin America is one of the growth markets. In Asia Pacific Japan region, cloud subscription growth was 43 percent. While SAP cloud growth in Japan was below expectation, growth was excellent and China.

Read: SAP Expects Cloud to Drive Its Revenue By 2017

Rajesh Kumar, Head of Marketing, SAP India told CXOtoday that globally SAP has been driving innovations around big data analytics, cloud and mobility and has introduced industry specific data analytics solutions over the past few years and is equally bullish on the Indian market in terms of driving innovation with a greater focus on Cloud and HANA in-memory platform.