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In this final and concluding part of our SAP Cloud basics blog series, we will see about the most basic and widely used SAP Cloud terms.


Managed Cloud

  • Defines a fully managed cloud service including infrastructure, software and services delivered in the cloud by SAP and select partners on a monthly subscription basis

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud

  • Managed Cloud offering for SAP HANA with tailored professional services, delivered by SAP or certified partners
  • Bring your own license (BYOL) for SAP HANA and applications (or new subscription model available) with elastic infrastructure (scales to peta scale)
  • Ideal for BW on HANA, Suite on HANA, or custom HANA applications; more applications from SAP portfolio to be made available going forward

Managed cloud as a service (MCaaS)

  • Route to market served by a specific partner type, not a product or solution
  • Partner-delivered software subscription of proven SAP solutions via the partner’s private hosted cloud
  • Combines SAP software, cloud infrastructure, and managed services in an operating expense (OpEx) pay as you go model
  • Support and application management services provided by the partner directly to the end customer
  • Trusted partner SAP certification includes Hosting Services with Cloud and Application Management Services extensions

SAP LoB Cloud Solutions – SaaS

  • Traditional software-as-a-service offering from SAP delivered on SAP’s public cloud infrastructure
  • LOB Cloud applications for HR, Sales, Finance and Procurement, complemented with business

(Ariba network) and social (Jam) collaboration solutions

  • Enables customers to manage their business with increased agility, while bringing them SAP’s best practices and 40+ years of business process management experience

SAP HANA Cloud Platform

  • Platform as a Service for customers and partners to build new applications or extensions to existing on-premise or cloud applications
  • Consists of Infrastructure Services, SAP HANA Platform and Application Services
  • Foundation for all of SAP's cloud offerings over the next several years – roadmaps for each product to move to this platform

SAP HANA Infrastructure Services

  • Provides immediate access to SAP HANA for existing customers
  • Certified cloud Infrastructure available on monthly subscription basis for running customer’s licensed SAP HANA instance
  • Purchased and provisioned via the SAP HANA Marketplace and delivered by SAP or AWS


  • Flexible new option for immediate access to SAP HANA Platform with monthly subscription
  • Purchased and provisioned via the SAP HANA Marketplace and delivered by SAP
  • Limited version also available from AWS (see SAP HANA One below)

SAP HANA AppServices

  • Broad range of platform application services including mobile, portal, analytics, and integration for building new applications or extensions to existing applications
  • Includes access to SAP HANA DBServices and ability to build native HANA as well as Java-based applications
  • Purchased and provisioned via the SAP HANA Marketplace and delivered by SAP


  • Entry level, fully featured 64GB instance of SAP HANA in the public cloud (AWS)
  • Short and medium term (hourly/yearly) subscription for license and infrastructure

SAP HANA Marketplace

  • Online store focused on innovative SAP HANA offerings by SAP, partners and customers
  • Low touch, social and consumer-grade experience driven
  • Increasing degree of backend and business automation based on Hybris

BW on HANA trial

  • Fully configured 128 GB trial instance of BW on HANA system deployed on AWS, connected to a fully configured BI 4.0 system (not for productive use)
  • Pre-built content and sample data for BW, HANA and BI.

With this part, our series of posts on SAP Cloud Basics comes to an end. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

In case, if you have missed out on our previous parts on this topic,

Part I and Part II

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