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SAP embraces Microsoft for stronger preferred cloud partnership

October 21, 2019 / James Bourne

SAP has announced the launch of a more detailed cloud partnership with Microsoft – showing how the German software giant’s Embrace project is gaining traction.Embrace, first announced in May, is SAP’s blueprint to help customers become ‘intelligent enterprises’ by utilising the hyperscaler public clouds of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. This includes reference architecture based on various industry verticals, as well as value added services for customers running a cloud-based or hybrid infrastructure on a hyperscaler platform.This extended partnership with Microsoft, billed as a ‘preferred cloud’ deal, will aim to speed up customer adoption of app development product SAP Cloud Platform and ERP bulwark S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure.SAP confirmed to CloudTech that there were no similar programs planned with the other hyperscalers right now.Project Embrace on Microsoft Azure will have a three-pronged strategy for custom...