SAP has launched a hardened Cloud service that promises to keep data both sovereign and secure across the entire digital supply chain.

SAP Critical Data Cloud is designed for highly regulated industries and governments in Australia and New Zealand and is set to support the federal government’s “Official: Sensitive and Protected Information”.

Damien Bueno, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand

According to Damien Bueno, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand, “SAP is providing a service that puts all its software and service assets in an environment that exhibits the Cloud and security characteristics needed to meet the legislative and security requirements of government.”

Bueno says that SAP’s Critical Data Cloud services are designed to deliver “sovereignty, security and confidence” to customers as they move their organisations to the Cloud. 

SAP claims that the platform allows customers to “safely digitise” their services with the assurance that it will be under continuous review to meet security requirements. 

According to Richard Bergman, Lead Partner for EY’s Oceania Cybersecurity, privacy and trusted technology practice “SAP’s approach leveraging hardened patterns and templates is a great way of assisting Australian organisations to combat the increasing threat landscape and changing regulatory requirements.”

Bergman highlights the growing interest in sovereign and secure Cloud services as the Australian public and private sectors face increasing foreign interference. 

SAP claims that its Critical Data Cloud reduces costs and increases efficiencies for customers by delivering a certified framework that supports the integration to other systems and platforms including public Cloud and bespoke applications.

“The legislative environment and cyber considerations in both Australia and New Zealand require organisations of different sizes to think hard about moving to Cloud,” says Bueno.

This follows the launch of RISE with SAP, which the company claims provides customers with everything they need to transform their organisation in a way that works best for them.

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