SAP announced today that they will work closely with VMware to Accelerate the Journey to Cloud Computing
Details can be found here:
So what does that mean for our customers ?
1.) Better support offerings:
As a part of this broader engagement, SAP and VMware expect to deliver an extended support program by integrating a configuration and health check for SAP systems running on VMware cloud infrastructure into SAP® GoingLive™ Check services and SAP EarlyWatch® Alert service. Customers should gain a better ability to monitor and manage their SAP systems running on the VMware platform.
2.) Better managebility:
SAP also intends to drive a radical improvement in the manageability of enterprise applications in private clouds by evaluating the delivery of VMware vSphere®-based virtual appliances, orchestrated by declarative models in the TOSCA language recently submitted to OASIS for standardization. SAP, VMware and EMC plan to collaborate to develop new automation and management tools that can interpret and execute the TOSCA models provided by SAP.
Together with all the vsphere5 proof points and Benchmarks, now is the time to virtualize and prepare for the cloud computing journey.