Intel, SAP expand tech partnership to boost their platforms

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Intel and SAP have entered into a multi-year technology partnership focused on optimising Intel’s platforms, including Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory, for SAP’s end-to-end enterprise software applications, including SAP S/4HANA.

They also plan to set up a centre of excellence to demonstrate the ability of Intel and SAP technology to provide strategic capabilities and enable digital transformation.

The partnership will use technologies from Intel to boost the SAP platform technologies that underpin its enterprise applications including — real-time in-memory computing, streaming and big data analytics, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning and artificial intelligence, internet of things, and security.

The goal is to provide customers best-in-class performance, reduce operational risk through improved resilience, deliver open and extensible frameworks, lower total cost of ownership for SAP S/4HANA deployments, and enhance digital transformation projects geared to engage the Experience Economy with SAP C/4HANA and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics).

“Our expanded partnership with Intel will accelerate our customers’ move to SAP S/4HANA by allowing organisations to unlock the value of data assets with greater ease and operate with increased visibility, focus and agility,” said Irfan Khan, president for platform and technologies at SAP.

The technology partnership is aimed at further optimising Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory for SAP HANA, while allowing customers to accelerate migration to SAP S/4HANA.

Intel and SAP will also work to optimise Intel’s platforms for SAP’s wide range of enterprise applications, including the SAP Leonardo portfolio of intelligent technologies (artificial intelligence, analytics, internet of things (IoT), big data and blockchain) as well as SAP Business Suite applications.

Broadening the technology partnership will allow customers to deploy a variety of workloads within their business infrastructure and accelerate their organisation’s digital transformation.