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Microsoft, SAP Ink Azure Deal Dubbed 'Project Embrace'

Microsoft is partnering with SAP, a major player in the enterprise application software space, in an effort to bring more customers to its Azure cloud.

Dubbed "Project Embrace," the partnership targets customers using SAP ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SAP S/4HANA, an ERP product optimized for the company's in-memory HANA database.

According to the announcement, the partnership's benefits include:

  • A simplified move from on-premise editions of SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA for customers with integrated product and industry solutions.
  • A collaborative support model for simplified resolution for Azure and SAP Cloud Platform to ease migration and improve communication.
  • Microsoft and system integrator partners will provide roadmaps to the digital enterprise with recommended solutions and reference architectures for customers.

"SAP will lead with Microsoft Azure to move on-premise SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA customers to the cloud through industry-specific best practices, reference architectures and cloud-delivered services," SAP said. "This includes future deployment and migration of existing direct SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud customers leveraging hyperscaler infrastructure."

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