Jan 13, 2021

Cisco: The leading global partner for SAP innovation

Dan Brightmore
2 min
Cisco: The leading global partner for SAP innovation
Cisco offers the broadest portfolio of solutions designed to modernise on-premise and hybrid cloud SAP landscapes...

SAP is the critical operational backbone of most enterprises and often their largest IT investment. Enterprise line of business managers demand agility to meet evolving customer requirements without compromising on security or reliability. How do SAP enterprises protect that investment while modernising their infrastructure without disrupting established business processes? Cisco’s tried and tested suite of SAP solutions can add new functionality to existing investments and improve performance while reducing TCO with an end-to-end modernisation approach.  

Compute, network & software

“We have the complete portfolio for SAP customers so they don’t have to deal with multiple vendors,” assures Cisco’s Saroj Mohapatra. “Cisco takes investment protection very seriously. From the beginning, our solutions have been built to provide excellent value with scalability and agility. Cisco’s flexibility allows customers to start small and incrementally grow their suite of solutions, investing only when they need to with an approach that saves on CapEx and reduces OpEx.”

Cisco modernises SAP HANA and SAP legacy ERP application environments with solutions for on-premise and multi-cloud platforms offering unified management and monitoring, multi-layered data protection, cybersecurity and policy-based automation. “Compared to our competitors we shine because we look after the network for you; resolving any issues with latency to guarantee the response time needed for best practice with SAP, both today and in the future as customers migrate to HANA,” adds Mohapatra. Cisco is also working closely with SAP to leverage the power of AI and IoT. Elsewhere, recent acquisitions, such as AppDynamics, work seamlessly with existing solutions to detect performance issues with mission-critical applications like SAP. ThousandEyes, another addition to the Cisco arsenal, offers SaaS flexibility to enhance Cisco's network performance and monitoring capabilities across the enterprise and into the cloud. 

A robust portfolio of end-to-end SAP solutions

Cisco UCS and HyperFlex infrastructure integrates compute, storage, and network for cloud-like flexibility and consumption-based economics. 

Cisco Tetration offers comprehensive workload-protection capability and unprecedented insights across multi-cloud landscapes.

Cisco Intersight cloud-based IT Operations Management simplifies SAP environments, making them more efficient from on-premise, to the cloud and to the edge.

Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM) scales resources up or down - on-premise and in public clouds - in response to changing demand, assuring workload performance.

AppDynamics® SAP Monitoring Agent is the only APM solution delivering ABAP code-level SAP visibility and real-user, business transaction performance monitoring that finds performance issues before your customers find them.

Thousand Eyes expands the visibility and insights into the digital delivery of SAP applications that are on-premise and in the cloud.

Together, NTT, with its SAP consulting expertise, and Cisco deliver a modern and resilient solution to identify SAP customers' needs to fuel success with competitive value.

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Jul 7, 2021

ServiceNow pumps millions into EU service compliance

ServiceNow
Compliance
EU
Schrems II
2 min
ServiceNow
ServiceNow has announced a multimillion euro investment in EU services, providing customers even greater trust, choice, and control over their data

ServiceNow, the digital workflow company, has announced a multimillion euro investment to help EU customers meet compliance requirements.

The legal, technical and organisational safeguards will help companies to comply with the the Schrems II judgment and European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Recommendations issued in June 2021.

ServiceNow’s investment means all EU-hosted data will be exclusively handled within the EU, and the cloud-hosted digital workflow provider claims its solution will come “without impact on current delivery and service”.

ServiceNow upgrade: free of charge

There will be no cost for current customers to opt in to the data compliance solution, even though ServiceNow is investing an unspecified multimillion euro sum and hiring more than 80 new staff across the bloc.

Mark Cockerill, vice president legal, EMEA and global head of privacy at ServiceNow, said: “With any regulation change, cloud services companies have a choice. They can adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach or get proactive and help customers and partners innovate. At ServiceNow we are on the front foot, continually investing in our customers, allowing them to operate with the highest level of choice and control over their EU data.

ServiceNow upgrade: ‘peace of mind’

“Our new EU-centric service delivery model will give our current customers and partners peace of mind. For customers and partners operating in highly regulated industries, or in the public sector, or those that have yet to make the switch to the cloud, this model gives them certainty and simplicity when selecting the cloud service that best suits their needs.”

Carla Arend, lead analyst, cloud in europe for IDC, said, “The Schrems II ruling has led European organizations to revisit their cloud-related data protection policies and processes when it comes to international data transfers through cloud services.

“Contractual, privacy, and security safeguards and the assurance that data will be kept and handled in the EU help European organizations to comply with European data protection laws while taking advantage of global cloud platforms. Vendors, such as ServiceNow, that invest to support their customers in response to this ruling are providing essential choice to their customers.”

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