SAP launches HANA cloud platform, partners with Siemens, Intel

ORLANDO, FL – SAP is expanding its Internet of Things portfolio with the launch today of SAP HANA Cloud Platform which is geared towards helping organizations connect the core of their business to network edge devices.

The software maker also announced that it is joining forces with German conglomerate Siemens AG and chip maker Intel Corp. in order to collaborate on IoT solutions.

“With the launch of SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things, our customers and partners now have the ability to connect anything to any app or business process in their company and business network,” Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP, at the Sapphire Now conference here. “This will achieve operational excellence and deliver new customer experiences, products, and services.”

The HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT provides the infrastructure to enable businesses to securely tap into a network of millions of connected devices. Building on its existing data and application services, which include predictive analytics, telematics, geo-location and more, the newly launched IoT services from SAP is meant to enable the “device cloud” for faster delivery of IoT business value: device management, IoT messaging and IoT application enablement including data modeling.

With private cloud deployments, SAP customers will be able to run their own device cloud or to operate a device cloud for their customers. To make it easy for customers to deploy IoT applications at the edge, SAP will include for a limited time free and unlimited access to the SAP SQL Anywhere suite.

Siemens has chosen the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to build the Siemens Cloud for industry

The Siemens Cloud is open cloud platform for analyzing large datasets in the industry. It is intended to simplify industrial customers’ ability to create additional value from Internet of Things.

Siemens plans to create an open IT ecosystem for OEMs and application developers based on SAP HANA Cloud platform,

“The SAP and Siemens relationship is expected to help enable the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 for industrial customers,” said Dr. Peter Weckesser, CEO customer service, Digital Factory of Siemens AG. “The introduction of the new Siemens Cloud for Industry powered by SAP HANA aims to provide a significant contribution towards the digitalization of the production space.”

SAP and Intel are also working together in using the HANA platform to create products and services that will help companies simplify end-to-end IoT deployments for the enterprise.

The first step of this collaboration is a joint proof-of-concept project to integrate the Intel IoT Gateway with the SAP cloud. Intel IoT Gateways enable companies to seamlessly interconnect industrial infrastructure devices and secure data flow between devices and the cloud. It also allows customers to securely aggregate, share, and filter data for analysis.

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