Source: Announcing a new Cloud Acceleration Program for SAP customers from Google Cloud
Many of the world’s largest enterprises run their businesses on SAP and are increasingly looking to the cloud to support their mission-critical workloads. To help more SAP customers simplify their transitions to the cloud, we’re excited today to announce the Cloud Acceleration Program.
Earlier this year, we launched a program called Lighthouse, in partnership with system integrators, to streamline our customers’ SAP journeys to the cloud. The Cloud Acceleration Program is an evolution of Lighthouse. It empowers our customers with solutions from Google Cloud and our partners to simplify their cloud migrations—whether it’s shifting SAP workloads from on-premises to Google Cloud, or extending SAP solutions with Google Cloud or other leading third-party technologies.
Customers who participate in our Cloud Acceleration Program will gain new architecture templates, accelerators, and SAP-focused support, in addition to partner-led assessment services, prototyping, and centers of excellence dedicated to SAP on GCP. Finally, a number of technology providers and ISVs are also participating in the program, assisting with code remediation, near-zero-downtime migrations, and other services.
Today’s launch of the Cloud Acceleration Program includes support from global services partners such as Accenture, Atos, Deloitte, and HCL, which have created Google Cloud-specific business units to help customers migrate key workloads and applications to Google Cloud. These partners, along with Capgemini, DXC Technologies, Hitachi oXya, Infosys, NTT, TCS, and Wipro, will create SAP Centers of Excellence for Google Cloud and will provide new solutions designed to simplify SAP cloud migrations.
These solutions include:
Our technology provider partners are participating in the Cloud Acceleration Program as well, including Datavard, Gekkobrain, SNP Group, SpringML, and others. Their customer offerings for SAP migrations to Google Cloud include:
By combining Google Cloud technologies with services and offerings from our partners, customers will benefit from greater innovation, operational efficiency, and risk mitigation along their cloud journey. The Cloud Acceleration Program for SAP is a simple and powerful way to reduce the complexities of migrating SAP to the cloud, as well as upgrading to SAP S/4HANA.