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SAP Expands India Commitment with Local Data Center for Cloud Offerings

Kulmeet Bawa

SAP’s new presence on an India-based data center to help to foster and ensure an environment of trust for their mission-critical business applications.

SAP SE announced that multiple SAP cloud solutions are expected to become available on a local India-based data center from mid-2024.

In light of the regulatory requirements for data processing and storage affecting different segments of SAP customers, Indian businesses are looking to SAP’s new presence on an India-based data center to help to foster and ensure an environment of trust, resilience and risk mitigation for their mission-critical business applications.

“SAP has been working with customers, partners, and the Indian government for years to support the vision of a self-reliant, Digital India,”  

Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent

Expanding the current portfolio of cloud solutions available in India, including SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Ariba will be hosted and offered to customers from within the sovereign borders of India.

“Led by Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India, India has evolved into a vibrant digital economy. I am happy to learn that SAP is further expanding its current portfolio of software solutions to be hosted on India-based data centers.” said Mr. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Communication, Electronics & Information Technology.

“India is set to become the third largest economy in the world and plays a critical role in supporting SAP’s cloud strategy and momentum. SAP already touches 60 per cent of India’s GDP and, by hosting our cloud solutions on an India-based data center, we will be even more uniquely positioned to help organisations across the country to transform their operations, and continue to innovate and grow in the cloud,” said Thomas Saueressig, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE for SAP Product Engineering.

For its local India-based data centre, SAP will partner and collaborate with cloud service providers empanelled by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India to ensure in-country residency of business-critical and personal data.

India is already one of the fastest growing cloud markets for SAP, as well as being home to SAP’s largest R&D base outside Germany, with 15,000 employees.

“SAP has been working with customers, partners, and the Indian government for years to support the vision of a self-reliant, Digital India,” said Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent.”

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