The new service adds flexibility to the SAP ecosystem, while reducing the total cost of ownership.
HPE has introduced Enterprise Solutions On Demand (ESO), an On Demand PaaS (Platform as a Service) for SAP applications.
The PaaS platform is a managed cloud service which lets customers directly handle their SAP resources on demand with automated real-time control over the complete SAP IT stack.
It claims to remove IT constraints and give real time control over the SAP ecosystem.
Based on business demands, users can ramp-up and ramp-down, by using a web-based Service Catalogue.
ESO for SAP is a “full stack” managed service PaaS which includes a comprehensive set of infrastructure, platform and applications management services.
With ESO for SAP, it is easier to provision properly sized SAP resources within minutes or hours instead of days, either on demand or scheduled in advance.
This is beneficial for businesses which need to cater to sudden business requests or seasonal demands and perform rapid development and build dev/test environments without any delay.
The solution has been designed to be billed on an hourly or per incident basis. This can reduce the total cost of ownership for an SAP ecosystem.
It can reduce latency across several operations and development, accelerates speed to value of innovation to the core. This enables SAP application changes to be rapidly put in to use.
ESO for SAP also enables business continuity by offering continuous Dev/Ops optimisation, high availability and disaster recovery service levels. The service uses ‘detect-to-correct’ predictive capabilities to improve end-user experience and to reduce the number of incidents and resolution time.
HPE claims that the service is also compliant with industry security best practices. It encrypts data both at rest and during transition. It provides sovereignty and residency requirements through in-country data hosting at cloud centres near customers’ location.
In addition, it supports compliance needs for industry regulation and security best practices such as HIPAA, ISO27001, SOC2, PCI, and IL3.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Workload and Cloud vice president Eugene O’Callaghan said: “Most businesses are constrained by their traditional IT run-time environments, which possess built-in barriers to innovation and business flexibility such as long lead times for deployment, high total cost of ownership, and skills shortages.
“ESO for SAP revolutionizes how users consume SAP in the cloud by providing a ‘full stack’ managed cloud service enabling users to directly manage their SAP resources on demand.
“With ESO for SAP, SAP customers can optimize their IT spend for their SAP ecosystem and become more agile in adding new features to their SAP environments consequently allowing them to focus on their business needs.”