Major Milestone in SUSE+AWS Partnership


Today is a very very good day. Yep.

Because… we have big news! Huuuuuuge in fact! SUSE has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS! The goal – help and accelerate our joint customer’s cloud migration journey!

This is a really big deal because – it details joint plans and investment areas that will help provide customers with migration assistance and ensures pain-free migration of their SAP landscape to AWS.  We are looking at: integrated go-to-market activities across sales and marketing, channel enablement and training, and dedicated personnel worldwide. And so much more!

Whether you are looking to lift and shift ECC to reduce costs, migrate to SAP S/4HANA, or innovate faster in the cloud, SUSE and AWS offers proven approaches backed by unmatched experience supporting SAP customers in the cloud. Get more flexibility and value out of your SAP investments with the world’s most secure, reliable, and extensive cloud infrastructure and the Linux OS trusted by over 30,000 customers worldwide. Together,  SUSE and AWS gives organizations an accelerated on-ramp to the cloud and options to migrate and run SAP in the way that best meets their unique needs.

Not surprisingly, my VP is stoked about this: “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is a leading operating system platform for SAP solutions on Linux, offering a reliable, manageable and highly available platform designed to minimize the time and effort to deploy SAP landscapes,” said Kelly Collins, global head of Cloud for SUSE. “By deepening our collaboration with AWS and their top Global Systems Integrators, we are making a promise to our customers that we are committed to supporting their most mission-critical workloads being migrated and modernized on AWS.”

Our customers love this too: Rob Bencks, vice president of IT at Harvey Building Products, said, “At Harvey Building Products, we value innovation and team collaboration to drive development and delivery of exceptional products and solutions. AWS and SUSE have innovated to help us refine our strategy for running our SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in a stable, scalable, secure cloud environment. We’re excited to see AWS and SUSE announce this Strategic Collaboration Agreement as they continue to expand their relationship and work to serve our enterprise even more effectively going forward.”

And our other partners too! Christian Wissmann, vice president of strategic alliances at Protera, said, “As a longstanding SUSE and AWS Partner Network (APN) member, this Strategic Collaboration Agreement enables an even stronger commitment to our clients, together providing innovative tools and strategies that help ensure an accelerated and secure modernization of mission-critical applications to the cloud.”

Let’s not forget AWS: Kathleen Curry, director of AWS Strategic Alliances, said, “This multi-year collaboration will facilitate stronger marketing and co-selling programs to complement our respective technologies. SUSE frequently leans in as an AWS collaborator, delivering SAP customers a seamless experience as they migrate operating systems from on-premises to AWS. Our work will help SAP customers modernize, shorten migration timelines, and accelerate time to value.”

Like I said, major milestone and lots of love all around! Now let’s go make more history! 😀



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Helen Tang Helen Tang is a worldwide evangelist and runs alliances marketing at SUSE. In this role, Helen focuses on helping customers launch digital transformations in their own data centers or in the cloud. Her team helps customers adapt new infrastructure, modernize applications and implement mission critical workloads with our partner solutions.