SAP turns to AMD to boost cloud-based solutions

SAP has chosen AMD EPYC processor-powered Google Cloud N2D virtual machines (VMs) to run its cloud ERP delivery operations for RISE with SAP, further increasing adoption of AMD EPYC for cloud-based workloads. 

As enterprises look toward digital modernisation, many are adopting cloud-first architectures to complement their on-premises data centers.

AMD, Google Cloud and SAP can help customers achieve their most stringent performance goals while delivering on energy efficiency, scalability and resource utilisation needs.

AMD EPYC processors promise robust security features, and energy efficient solutions for enterprise workloads in the cloud. RISE with SAP promises to maximise customer investments in cloud infrastructure and, when paired with AMD EPYC processors and Google Cloud N2D VMs, intends to modernise customer data centres and transform data into actionable insights, faster.

“AMD powers some of the most performant and energy efficient cloud instances available in the world today,” said Dan McNamara, SVP and general manager of AMD’s server business unit. 

“As part of our engagement with Google Cloud and SAP, SAP has selected AMD EPYC CPU-powered N2D instances to host its Business Suite enterprise software workloads,” said McNamara. “This decision by SAP delivers the performance and performance-per-dollar of EPYC processors to customers looking to modernise their data centres and streamline IT spending by accelerating time to value on their enterprise applications.”

Lalit Patil, CTO,of SAP Enterprise Cloud Services, said that as part of their RISE with SAP initiative, they have made a strategic decision to add AMD EPYC processor powered N2D instances in Google Cloud to run mission critical workloads for our enterprise cloud customers.

“Our engineering collaboration with AMD and Google Cloud can result in an increase in performance and performance-per-dollar over comparable instances,” said Patil.

Mark Lohmeyer, VP and general manager of Compute at Google Cloud, said their collaboration with AMD and SAP delivers a scalable and performant solution for their joint customers who seek to move their workloads to the cloud. 

“Google Cloud N2D VMs, powered by AMD EPYC processors, are helping us deliver impressive price-performance for SAP Business Suite workloads,” said Lohmeyer.