Software AG has announced it will launch a “Transformation to the Cloud” initiative with the objective of helping enterprises to identify and implement their optimal cloud adoption strategies. To support the initiative, Software AG has made the strategic decision to deploy its entire cloud portfolio on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud over the course of 2015. Already running on AWS are Software AG’s Alfabet Cloud and ARIS Cloud product suites. These cover all aspects of IT planning and portfolio management as well as the whole area of business process analysis. They allow enterprises to identify those IT assets that can make optimal use of the cloud from ease of access, cost, regulatory and security perspectives and how to transform business processes to the cloud. Software AG will also deploy webMethods Integration Cloud on AWS this year. This system offers application integration capabilities for Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground use cases as a public cloud service.


From the Cloud to the Cloud

“Software AG is committed to increasing customer choice and ease of use wherever possible and transformation to the cloud is a significant step in this direction, delivering increased enterprise flexibility and adaptability,” said Wolfram Jost, CTO at Software AG. “Not only does this help enterprises and government departments to design and implement individual cloud strategies and architectures, it does so from the cloud, delivering cost efficiencies from the start.”


Transformation to the Cloud

Software AG is offering a unique portfolio of cloud services to enable customers to design an optimal hybrid IT architecture and deploy suitable processes, domains, systems and applications on the AWS cloud. Using Software AG’s Alfabet Cloud and ARIS Cloud on AWS will enable customers to gain the maximum value from the cloud through a managed business and IT transformation to a customer centric digital business. This provides a unique, highly effective and secure approach to establishing, transforming and running differentiating business processes in the cloud.

Software AG will also deploy webMethods Integration Cloud, an integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) for cloud-to-cloud integration and seamless connections with private cloud or on-premise enterprise service bus installations on AWS. Finally, webMethods AgileApps Cloud, a PaaS and on-premises solution for creating situational and case management apps will also be run on AWS. Designed for easy visual customization, webMethods AgileApps Cloud enables subject matter experts to change processes, business rules, e-forms, reports, dashboards, connect with Facebook or Twitter, collaborate with team members and access information from any mobile device.


Reduce costs while improving customer service

Software AG has chosen AWS as its strategic, global IaaS provider as it is the clear market leader both in size and brand awareness among large scale enterprises and due the resulting excellent operational efficiencies. AWS offers the widest geographical coverage, significant savings regarding external IaaS services and lower costs of certification.

“Today, more than ever before, leading ISVs are looking for IT solutions that allow them to move quickly, reduce costs, and better serve their customers,” said Terry Wise, Vice President, AWS. “Software AG is a leading example of an innovative software vendor going all in on AWS to leverage our secure, robust infrastructure platform, and expanding global footprint to build highly differentiated, value-added solutions for their customers.”


Cloud Transformation and Partners

Software will expand the portfolio of cloud transformation services and solutions through its partner program in 2015. The focus will be on delivering strategic cloud adoption consulting services.

A strategic cloud planning process will be demonstrated at CEBIT 2015, March 16-20, Hall 4, Stand C11.


This article was originally posted “Software AG Launches Cloud Initiative” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.