IBM Plans SAP Migration
IBM plans to move more than 375 terabytes of data from on-premises and multiple cloud environments to SAP’s S/4HANA enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The company is using Rise with SAP on IBM Power on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Cloud to accelerate the migration.
IBM Consulting leads the transformation project, which will consolidate 500 servers and move more than 300 SAP instances. A pilot is in production in IBM’s $13 billion software business unit.
In April, IBM revealed its revenue from strategic partnerships by “double digits,” with Salesforce, SAP, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure leading the growth. The tech giant’s distributed infrastructure business grew 8 percent year over year fueled by client demand for S/4HANA and data-intensive workloads on IBM Power10 high-end systems.