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SUSE awards Zag Accredited Partner status

By Sara Barker
Wed 24 Oct 2018
FYI, this story is more than a year old

You may have heard the name SUSE, the global open-source industry giant that specialises in Linux, OpenStack and software-defined storage. 

But did you know there’s a Kiwi connection much closer to home? It all started with a specialist SAP firm called Zag (previously known as Soltius).

Zag has more than 20 years’ experience delivering SAP solutions, so when the opportunity to partner with SUSE arose, they quickly signed on as a Registered Partner.

Now, SUSE and Zag have taken their relationship as regional partners one step further. SUSE awarded Zag Accredited Partner status last month, which is great news for SAP customers.

Zag delivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications – a perfect way for businesses to reduce downtime and optimise performance of all SAP applications.

What’s more, SLES for SAP is now fully supported on AWS, which means customers have a consistent experience no matter where their applications are deployed.

How does Zag help to support SLES for SAP on AWS? The company says that consistent experience combined with high-availability and live patching extensions support near-zero downtime on public cloud.

Commenting on Zag’s appointment as an Accredited Partner, SUSE sales engineer Roger Brown says Zag demonstrated insight and understanding as they earned the new skill-based status

“Zag’s technical specialists have a deep understanding of the value SUSE adds to the SAP landscape and the sales leaders acknowledge and leverage that insight, so I’m so glad to see them officially recognised,” says Brown.

SLES for SAP Applications also provides:

•    Built-in business continuity with an advanced high availability solution, automated data recovery for SAP HANA, and storage security features to reduce downtime of critical operations

•    Features to easily configure and optimise SAP systems and applications to sustain high-performance levels

•    A unified solution to support faster installation, easier administration and superior support of SAP systems

Meanwhile, SUSE makes sure its platform on AWS is globally available and rapidly scalable. Businesses that want to implement SAP HANA on AWS using SLES for SAP Applications have completely stable environments to do so.

That stability is critical to business growth – right alongside agility and flexibility. On-demand resources need to be scaled up or down when those businesses need them, and without long lead times from the IT team.

So with local expertise thanks to Zag, SUSE is dedicated to its A/NZ expansion - and it's something Zag is proud to support.

“SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP continually provides the best in class platform for our clients' business-critical systems, which is why we are thrilled to be recognised as a SUSE Accredited Partner in New Zealand,” Zag concludes.

More information here about how you can use SUSE to run your SAP applications on AWS.

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