SAP Holds onto its Red Hat Partnership


SAP SE and Red Hat have decided to expand their current partnership.

Building on the two companies’ long-standing collaboration, SAP says it is migrating part of its internal IT landscape and the SAP Enterprise Cloud Services portfolio onto the standard foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a shift intended to better meet SAP’s evolving business and IT needs.

To support SAP in more widely implementing Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat is providing dedicated product engineers and on-site resources to assist SAP engineering and technical teams in driving standardisation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and interoperability for SAP and Red Hat solutions.

SAP associates can develop critical technical skills and deepen their knowledge of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud technologies through virtual and instructor-led Red Hat training courses and hands-on labs through Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium.

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers a robust, open infrastructure to support SAP software deployments, providing a consistent foundation for hybrid cloud workloads. We look forward to  building on our legacy of  innovation together with Red Hat to empower our customers with greater flexibility and resilience across cloud environments.” said Lalit Patil, CTO, SAP Enterprise Cloud Services, SAP SE.

“As organisations look to expand business intelligence and analytics systems across the open hybrid cloud, they need an operating system foundation that is tested, validated and trusted for these critical operations on every footprint. Red Hat Enterprise Linux already serves as a trusted backbone for the global Fortune 500, and we are pleased to further extend this trust to SAP and our joint customers as the common operating system supporting SAP software workloads and business operations.” said Gunnar Hellekson, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Business Unit, Red Hat.