SAP Critical Data Cloud set for 2H 2021 Aus/NZ launch

Wednesday, 28 April, 2021

SAP Critical Data Cloud set for 2H 2021 Aus/NZ launch

Software corporation SAP SE is set to launch SAP Critical Data Cloud platform, capable of powering the critical operations of government and regulated industries across Australia and New Zealand.

Planned to be operational in the second half of 2021, the platform is intended to support the Australian Government’s Official: Sensitive and Protected information. It is designed to help protect the core business applications of governments and highly regulated industries including financial services, health care and utilities.

“The legislative environment and cyber considerations in both Australia and New Zealand require organisations of different sizes to think hard about moving to cloud,” said Damien Bueno, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand.

The hardened platform provides customers with the full functionality of SAP’s multi-tenanted cloud applications. It is initially available for human resources (SAP SuccessFactors) and SAP’s full suite of finance, analytics and machine learning applications (SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA). It enables customers to extend functionality within the same certified framework. Importantly, it also supports secure integration into other systems; public cloud bespoke applications, for example.

“In support of those pursuing a cloud agenda, 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 said.

SAP Critical Data Cloud services and applications are continuously reviewed and hardened to ensure they stay current and are projected to meet evolving government security policy requirements. Customers are offered transparent assurance that data remains supported by appropriately cleared personnel.

Richard Bergman, Lead Partner for EY’s Oceania Cybersecurity, privacy and trusted technology practice, said, “Planned changes to the Security of Critical Infrastructures Act, and the increasing prevalence of foreign interference targeting the Australian public and private sector, are driving an increasing need for sovereign cloud and security solutions and services.”

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