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Case Study: SAP

Quickly bring up new data centers globally

SAP uses Cisco ACI quickly bring up new fabrics within a few days, accelerate processes, and automate resources provisioning so that infrastructure is ready within a few hours. The result is a much more agile and efficient network.



SAP wanted to:

  • Transition to cloud technologies and offerings.
  • Bring software-as-a-service offerings to the market more quickly.
  • Coordinate existing data centers with a growing number of new data centers, globally.
  • Optimize processes.
  • Accelerate business growth.


  • New fabrics are brought up in days, and management and provisioning capabilities are accelerated.
  • Streamlined SAP's global IT operations through policy-driven automation and centralized management.
  • Data center infrastructures are flexible and scalable.

What they're saying

The key benefit is speed. We have customers waiting for these data centers, so time is critical. We can bring up a fabric in days.

Ines Balthes, Senior Director of Platform Architecture, SAP

Who is SAP?

Industry: Enterprise software
Location: Germany 
Size: 88,000+ employees
Website: https://www.sap.com