More than 20,000 customers and partners recently landed in Orlando last week for the largest SAP customer-driven event of the year — SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference. The event was underpinned with theme of “digital transformation”, highlighted by the new SAP Leonardo digital innovation system which took center stage. The notion of intelligently connecting people, things, and businesses and next generation cloud was on show. And of course, the event was packed with engaging key notes, strategic analysis, in-depth product sessions and panels.
SAPPHIRE NOW is the marquis SAP event, and the themes of this year’s event fit so well with our strategic direction – specifically enabling rapid-deployment and integrated management of SAP-certified infrastructures. SAP Services from CenturyLink empower business customers to optimize SAP – from the SAP HANA platform and full SAP Suite to Hybris Commerce and Data Analytics. Our Managed SAP offerings are backed by decades of experience driving effective implementation, monitoring, and management SAP applications.
Our SAP expertise was on full display at SAPPHIRE, underscored by the unveiling of CenturyLink’s newly integrated, managed solution for deployment, automation and management for SAP-driven applications. This managed offering is powered by Cisco and Netapp FlexPod technology – and backed by CenturyLink’s expert strategic consulting, managed private cloud services, and secure network infrastructure. This enables customers to quickly realize faster time-to-value at a much lower costs while reducing risk and improving governance and automation of their SAP workloads. We also had an opportunity to join forces with HPE at the event and reinforce the benefits of our expanded partnership.
And this is only the beginning. As a long standing global partner, Global Premium Supplier of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Gold Services Partner and winner of SAP North America Partner Excellence Awards, CenturyLink is full committed to driving customer success across all levels of the SAP value chain.
If you haven’t yet seen the big news at SAPPHIRE, please take a minute to review our press release here. And then take the next step by contacting one of our experts to really understand why CenturyLink is the go-to partner for your entire IT and SAP ecosystem.
Another SAPPHIRE chapter closes…Until next year!