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A Comparison of SAP HEC with Virtustream Versus AWS

Executive Summary SAP is aggressively pushing HEC or HANA Enterprise Cloud and other private cloud providers. We compare HEC versus AWS. Introduction Virtustream and AWS are two differently positioned cloud service providers. AWS is the largest cloud provider globally and was the early pioneer in the public cloud. Virtustream is a niche private cloud provider….

A Quick Summary of: A Brightwork Warning on SAP’s Cloud Extension Program

Executive Summary SAP has created a sales program that will cause several customers to convert their on premises SAP environments to cloud — on paper, that is. We cover this program that SAP does not want to be known outside of just those customers they share this with. Introduction This is a summary of the…

How Competitive an Option is SAP Analytics Cloud?

Executive Summary SAP has made a big push for customers to migrate from Business Objects to SAP Cloud Analytics. In this article, we analyze the wisdom of using SAP Cloud Analytics. Video Introduction: How Competitive an Option is SAP Analytics Cloud? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP developed a program to migrate…

A Brightwork Warning on SAP’s Cloud Extension Program

Executive Summary SAP has created a sales program that will cause several customers to convert their on premises SAP environments to cloud — on paper, that is. We cover this program that SAP does not want to be known outside of just those customers they share this with. Video Introduction: A Brightwork Warning on SAP’s…

Is SAP Really a Cloud Provider or Just a Cloud Buyer?

Executive Summary SAP presents itself as a cloud provider. We evaluate whether this presentation matches how it operates its businesses. This article focuses on SAP, but the lessons cloud just as well be applied to Oracle.  Introduction This article began as a response to the following quotation from Vinnie Mirchandani. Our References for This Article…

How to Understand SAP’s Cloud Upcharge on AWS Storage

Executive Summary SAP is marking up AWS storage. In this article, we provide a specific example of the upcharge and the percentage. Introduction SAP’s strategy of charging AWS, GCP, Azure, and private cloud providers like HPE give customers an excellent reason never to use the SAP Cloud (which we refer to as SAP Cloud UaaS…

How SAP Has Been Secretly Outsourcing Hosting

Executive Summary SAP states that they offer cloud services to customers, but in most cases, this is outsourced to other entities that SAP places a margin upon. SAP only recommends entities that allow it to markup their services. Video Introduction: How SAP Has Been Secretly Outsourcing Hosting Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video)…

How to Best Understand SAP’s Multicloud Announcement

Executive Summary SAP announced the “multicloud,” which is a massive change in strategy for SAP. SAP makes several claims in the announcement that are either false or can be classified as “word salad.” Video Introduction: How to Best Understand SAP’s Multicloud Announcement Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) This article covers the announcement…

Why the SAP Cloud Platform is Not an Open PaaS Platform

Executive Summary SAP has made several aggrandized statements about SAP Cloud Platform. One of the biggest issues with the SCP is that it is not an open platform. Video Introduction: Why the SAP Cloud Platform is Not an Open PaaS Platform Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) We explained previously why the SAP…