As of today, there are different options how to get SAP NetWeaver Cloud. In this short post I try to work out the differences between these various options and clarify what is in for you.
Basically there are three main options to get started with NetWeaver Cloud today:
- Developer license to test drive the product.
- Customer license to run your own apps productivly for your own purposes.
- Partner license to develop apps and sell them to your customers.
Let’s have a look at that in more detail:
|Developer License||Customer License||Partner License|
Gives you the option to play with the product with a rather small amount of resources – however you can’t go productive with this license.
So in short: Choose this to test the product for free.
Enables you to build your own applications and set them live in the Cloud. “Your own” refers to apps that you build and run for your own purposes but that you do not give away to other parties.
In Short: Must have to run productive apps for your own scenarios.
The partner program is a bit more than only a license and enables you to build applications and to sell them to your customers. It offers resources to get started and to develop applications. It is the same type of resources as for the customer license option, but these can’t be used to run apps productivly. On top it also includes SAP Application Development licenses to enable you to get started with scenarios across cloud and on-premise applications. Finally it offers the opportunity to certify apps and advertise and sell them via the SAP Store. This is not included in the other options.
In Short: Must have to build apps that you want to sell.
|Resources||Roughly “one of each kind”, i.e. 1 VM, 1 GB relational database Storage, 1 GB of unstructured document storage, etc.||Whatever you choose. However we offer predefined packages in the SAP Store:||
These resource can only be used to develop apps and not to set them live. Depending of your plans you will need more resources.
More info on this overview slide.
|How to Get it||
Go through the process described in this here.
Predefined packages are offered via SAP Store:
To get an individual sized package of resources please contact your local SAP Sales representative.
To join the partner program visit the SAP Apps Cloud Partner Center and apply.
With this short overview I hope to help you to understand your options how to get SAP NetWeaver Cloud.
If you miss an aspect please make me aware and I will add it to this post. Also, any comments if these options actually met your needs and expectations are very much appreciated so that we can learn how to improve our offerings according to your needs.