Google Cloud Partners SAP to Accelerate Customers’ Cloud Migrations

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Google Cloud and enterprise application software provider SAP today announced a joint initiative to help customers to migrate business systems to the cloud and augment existing business systems with Google Cloud capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Google Cloud will be a strategic partner for SAP’s RISE  program. SAP is looking to simplify its deployments and move to subscription based model. SAP is now strengthening its modules for analytics. The plan is to expand modular cloud ERP. With Google Cloud, customers will be able to use multiple SAP services and products on Google Cloud. SAP added that SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud would be available with Google Cloud.

“Through support for RISE with SAP and in-depth integrations between SAP and Google Cloud, this new partnership will enable customers to seamlessly bring their most critical business systems and applications to a future-proof, secure, and low-latency environment and to run them sustainably, on the industry’s cleanest cloud,” said Rob Enslin, President at Google Cloud.

Thomas Saueressig, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE said, ”Offering integration between SAP solutions, SAP BTP, and Google Cloud infrastructure and capabilities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics gives customers both the choice they desire as well as the innovative portfolio they seek to transform their businesses in the cloud.”

Google Cloud brought in $4.63 billion in sales for the second quarter of 2021. It has posted an operating loss of $591 million, compared with a loss of $1.43 billion a year prior.