SAP Cloud vs Virtustream

Last updated: May 27, 2015

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SAP Cloud
Get the best of both worlds – the power of real time + the simplicity of the cloud – with our cloud-based deployment option for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA, and the SAP HANA platform.
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Virtustream
Dell's Virtustream Enterprise Class Cloud provides a secure, highly available, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises and government customers.
SAP Cloud vs Virtustream in our news:

2015. EMC acquired IaaS platform Virtustream



EMC purchased Virtustream, a cloud management firm, for $1.2 billion. The company has indicated it will incorporate Virtustream as the company’s newly formed cloud managed services business. The Virtustream purchase is a huge step in the right direction as it gives it a managed services business in the cloud, an area that addresses a huge pain point for large enterprise customers around moving and managing software like SAP to the cloud. These companies struggle with how to move these large applications to the cloud, and a company like Virtustream can help ease the way.  If it can take Virtustream and fold it smoothly into the corporate fabric, this will be a good purchase. The problem is that with any purchase, combining companies and cultures is always a challenge, and the devil remains in the detail.


2013. SAP boss is mooning Oracle boss again



SAP co-founder and chairman Hasso Plattner is an old "friend" of Oracle boss Larry Ellison. They compete not only in the IT business but also in yacht races. Plattner, reportedly, once dropped his pants and mooned the crew of Ellison’s racing yacht when it was passing by. After that Ellison didn't miss a chance to throw a jab at SAP. For example, his first and only tweet is dedicated to SAP's failure on the cloud market. But the history repeats and now Larry Ellison once again is watching SAP's back. Recently we told about SAP's new product - HANA - the Big Data database that left behind Oracle's database business. And now SAP has launched a cloud platform SAP Enterprise Cloud (built on HANA), which has the potential to become the Amazon for big companies and beat Oracle on the cloud market.