SAP may set up data centre in India

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Enterprise software company SAP may set up a data centre in India as it continues to a greater amount of business from the Indian public sector, APJ head Adaire Fox-Martin said.

The German software company has been increasingly targeting the public sector and has been making the investments in localisation to win business in the country.

“The elections are over and there’s a government with a majority, so we are expecting good things in the the coming months. And it is a better to offer solutions that don’t need a hardware component so I would say that is on the radar,” Fox-Martin said at the company’s software event Sapphire in Florida.

SAP has data centres in Japan and Australia in the APJ region and has board authorization to build three more, Fox-Martin said. She declined to specify the data centres would be built but stated that they would be in countries with high demand for the company’s cloud-based platform HANA.

Data sovereignty laws would also guide the building of data centres or expanded data centre partnerships, she added. India posted triple digit growth in HANA sales and the company has a strong HANA pipeline, Fox-Martin had told ET.

SAP is moving most of its offerings to the HANA platform, including its procurement software Ariba.

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