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SAP, Dell Join Hands For The Cloud

Enterprise software maker SAP and Dell have announced their plans for partnering in cloud computing and in-memory database market.

The announcement, which was made during the Sapphire conference in Orlando, sees SAP software running on Dell data centres.

The companies said that SAP customers will be able to run its software on Dell’s VIS Next Generation Data Centre Platform, PC World reveals.

It was also revealed that the University of Kentucky will be moving its entire SAP platform on cloud servers managed by Dell. The announcement saw a representative of the university explaining the strategic move to Dell’s cloud.

Dell also announced that the company will start selling appliances running SAP’s HANA in-memory database technology. The company said that its appliances running HANA will be based on PowerEdge R910 iron. In-memory database technology helps boost performance by processing the data in RAM.

“The expansion of our current collaboration with SAP demonstrates our mutual resolve to help customers solve real business problems. We are proud to align with SAP to bring organisations new offerings utilising cloud and in-memory computing technologies that increase efficiencies and boost performance." Steve Schuckenbrock, president at Dell services, said in a statement.