Since we first started talking about XS Advanced, one of the major topics was it has a common foundation that is built upon Cloud Foundry.  One of the earliest value propositions is that eventually you would be able to build a single application and without changes deploy that to XSA on premise or onto the cloud on SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry. You can read what we wrote about this topic in 2015 when XSA launch as part of SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 11: https://blogs.sap.com/2015/12/08/sap-hana-sps-11-new-developer-features-xs-advanced/

Its very exciting to see that at SAPPHIRE this week, the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry has launched and a free trail is available. https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/16/general-availability-of-the-xs-advanced-programming-model-with-cloud-foundry-on-sap-cloud-platform/

With this we see the delivery of the full promise of XSA programming model, available both on premise and in the cloud.

One of the great aspects of this approach is that you can use the free SAP HANA Express edition to develop your application locally on your own laptop/desktop and then deploy this application easily to Cloud Foundry on SAP Cloud Platform. To help you with this approach, we’ve launched a new SAP HANA Express tutorial to show you this exact process:

https://help.sap.com/doc/9cc338c721fd4a8da68b2d7574410766/2.0.01/en-US/GettingStartedGuide_BuildInHXE_DeployToCloud.pdf

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