Gems in SAP Cloud Platform Security – “How to Seamlessly Integrate with Microsoft and Google”
SAP Cloud Platform is an essential ingredient of SAP’s digital strategy. It is the platform for our customers’ and partners’ transformation journey towards digital business models and thus is of utmost importance for SAP.
And so is security in SAP Cloud Platform!
On the road to digitization, strong partnerships have become a key differentiator.
During the Google Cloud Next ’17 conference in San Francisco, Diane Greene, SVP Google Cloud, and Bernd Leukert, member of the SAP Executive Board responsible for Products & Innovation, announced a new strategic partnership between Google and SAP. There, Bernd pointed out “I see a tremendous opportunity for our customers to build scalable enterprise cloud applications from the endless combinations of services and APIs Google Cloud Platform and SAP Cloud Platform offer.”
Managing identities and access is at the nucleus when enterprises move their businesses into the cloud. Consequently, it was very clear that the SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication service and the Identity Provisioning service are the pounding heartbeat of connecting with Google!
The integration with Google allows customers to choose the best combination of tools to run better. Identity Authentication allows employees to use their Microsoft Active Directory credentials to reach cloud applications without the need to remember yet another password. In case they access the application from their corporate network, they can even sign-in automatically without specifying any credentials.
This makes it possible to easily and securely connect SAP with Google’s productivity suite
G Suite or Google Cloud Platform, and grant their users access to any application, from any device, at any time.
But this is not all.
Many SAP employees already benefit from this scenario in a different context. Sharing files or collaboratively working on a presentation or a spreadsheet has never been easier. Since April, Microsoft OneDrive is available for all SAP employees worldwide. You can think of it as the ‘My Documents’ folder in the cloud.
OneDrive files are private by default, but sharing them and co-authoring with others is easy. And it really works! Across platforms, across devices, from anywhere. You sketch an idea in Word on your iPhone while you commute to work, continue at your desk, later simply share it with a colleague to jointly work on it during your Skype call. And under the hood – SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication and Identity Provisioning.
Google, Microsoft, and SAP – strong partnerships that make a difference.
Supported by SAP Cloud Platform.
“Gems in SAP Cloud Platform Security” is a new series of blogs. It takes you on a tour to discover how security is seamlessly woven into the success of SAP Cloud Platform.
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