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Private Cloud for Hana Workloads

As a complement to OVH's existing SAP offerings, Hana on Private Cloud offers system integrators the best of both worlds: Hana-certified servers running on OVH's private cloud infrastructure to ensure the highest security and data protection standards.
E3 Magazine
January 10, 2024
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

The new service enables existing SAP customers to use the on-prem licenses of Hana and benefit from the advantages of a cloud in a secure and private environment. This overcomes the hurdles typically associated with on-prem hosting of business-critical SAP ERP systems. The new Hana on Private Cloud service combines Hana-certified hyperconverged infrastructure servers with VMware in the OVH cloud.

"SAP Hana on Private Cloud offers SAP partners and system integrators even more choice when moving ERP systems from on-prem to a private cloud environment," explains Sylvain Rouri, Chief Sales Officer at OVHcloud. "The service comes with all the benefits of OVHcloud infrastructure, as well as the certifications and qualifications required for various business-critical workloads, guaranteeing data sovereignty. By including SAP building blocks in our offering, we ensure that our partners can create comprehensive SAP package offers for their end customers."

The Hana-certified servers are available in the Managed VMware -vSphere, Hyperconverged Storage and Software-Defined Datacenter versions. Both server types offer the computing power required for hosting OLTP and OLAP workloads, a high-speed network (10 Gbit/s guaranteed for public bandwidth) and local storage: dual Intel Xeon, 48 cores, 1.5 TB RAM, 11 TB local raw storage (vSAN storage) with 166,658 SAPS in compliance with OLAP and OLTP ratios. The Hana on Private Cloud packages consist of at least three servers (maximum 64 servers per cluster) and two datastores with 3 TB each for additional requirements (in addition to SAP Hana).

HCI server for Hana

The Hyperconverged Infrastructure servers enable customers to benefit from a wide range of certifications and qualifications suitable for the workloads, including C5, G-Cloud, AGID, ENS, HDS, PCI DSS as well as the prestigious SecNumCloud qualification awarded by the National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI) in France. With this unique set of certifications and qualifications, OVH provides a trusted environment for running SAP workloads.

Private Cloud Only

Hana on Private Cloud offers a range of optional SAP features, including Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP applications in Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) mode, Veeam Managed Backup, SAP infrastructure as code (including Terraform module), and pre-installed Hana databases via the Hana VM template, but not available in OVH's SecNumCloud-qualified VMware environment.

In addition, users can back up their databases to OVH S3 Object Storage thanks to the SAP-certified OVH Back-in-Agents for Hana. With a simple setup and built-in retention and immutability policies, the storage service is designed to defend against ransomware attacks.

"With a number of SAP customers from the private and public sectors looking for sovereign solutions, our partnership with OVHcloud enables us to support customers migrating from SAP ECC6 or SAP S/4 Hana to their cloud scenarios," comments Bertrand Dalaison, Associate Director of SAP partner Applium. "This guarantees full compliance with their security and confidentiality concerns. We are extremely satisfied with our partnership and can confirm OVHcloud's expertise in infrastructure and SAP technologies and solutions. We also share a common set of values and a deep respect for customers and their challenges." 

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This gives the Competence Center strategic importance for existing SAP customers. Regardless of the S/4 Hana operating model, topics such as Automation, Monitoring, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and Data Management the basis for S/4 operations.

For the second time, E3 magazine is organizing a summit for the SAP community in Salzburg to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. All information about the event can be found here:

SAP Competence Center Summit 2024


Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024

Regular ticket:

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Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
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Event date

28 and 29 February 2024


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The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.