Martin Heisig runs infrastructure services for SAP, the world leader in business applications. As Heisigone of the biggest players in its category, SAP depends on flexibility, agility, and scalability to succeed—but being a leader doesn’t come without problems. The organization was having some challenges providing infrastructure in a cost-effective and timely manner for internal and external customers, especially in the area of training and consulting.

SAPworked with VMware for many years and already had a virtualization first policy when they started thinking about integrating vCloud Air into their existing IT infrastructure. So when they were ready to make greater use of the cloud, they knew who to call. VMware helped Heisig and his team leverage the benefits of the public cloud without compromising operations procedures or security standards, enabling SAP to achieve big benefits in respect to cost and agility.

“As a result of the implementation of vCloud Air, we see an improvement in service quality and total cost of ownership. In addition to that, we were able to improve our provisioning times and also significantly reduce our test run times in our environments—from 19 hours down to 11 hours.”

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