[Interview] HYCU Steven Cooper, Vladimir Djordjevic on SAP HANA Investment on Google Cloud
For many companies today, maintaining a robust IT-infrastructure that includes terabytes of data to protect on SAP HANA, while balancing the need to reduce costs and simplify IT-management, can be challenging. For HYCU and Google Cloud Partner Incentro, there are ways to manage and protect without breaking the bank. As a proud partner, Incentro will be hosting a webinar to take you through HYCU on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 4 p.m. EAT
Kindly introduce yourself and your role at HYCU
Steven Cooper is the Territory sales director responsible for the region and helping HYCU and their partners to simplify, adopt and grow cloud data protection and Vladimir Djordjevic is the Systems engineer for the region, assisting HYCU and its partners to provide pre-sales support, design solutions and deploy HYCU.
What role is HYCU playing in growing African businesses?
HYCU is helping to grow African business in a few ways. Assisting the adoption and safe transition to and use of public cloud to enable increased flexibility and cost savings where applicable or improving On-prem services. HYCU is also investing heavily in the African region and its partners to increase the competitive edge for our partners.
Why are the solutions you’re providing so important for African businesses?
The solutions we’re providing are important for African businesses because we are simplifying and reducing cost around private and public cloud environments, providing savings in time and money as well as increasing the protection provided. This allows for more time and money to be spent on development and speed to market.
You have the SAP HANA webinar coming up on Tuesday 10th November 2020, why was it so important for you to have this webinar?
SAP HANA is a mission critical application and it is best experienced in Google, however the data protection of this application has been a complicated and manual engagement…until now, we believe it is important to hold this webinar to let everyone know there is a better and more cost effective way to protect a crucial asset.
Still, on the webinar, what should participants expect?
The participants of the webinar should expect to see how they can get back time, money and control, whilst controlling costs.
Who are the main speakers and partners for the webinar?
We, Steve and Vladimir, both HYCU experts, are the main speakers of the webinar.
The demand for cloud services in Africa is growing fast, is this one of the topics you will be covering at the webinar? Do you believe it’s time for every business to move to the cloud?
We have covered the need for cloud extensively on previous webinars with Incentro, they are still available on-demand. This one is about SAP HANA specifically…The public cloud is not right for everyone or every workload today…there are countries across the region where it is not allowed by law as well. That said, creating an efficient and simple private cloud that is ready for Hybrid or migration to public cloud is the right thing for almost every business.
With the webinar happening, what opportunities do you have in Africa for HYCU?
Africa will be pivotal to HYCU’s continued growth, it is a vibrant and dynamic market, full of potential and creative business’ that are striving for the prosperity of their countries, fast moving and exciting. We love working there.
Do we expect to see more webinars from you in future?
Absolutely yes! We have new products in the pipeline around protection for Gsuite, Kubernetes and much more!
Any closing remarks?
We can say that for those looking at the public cloud or perhaps already there, the BaaS model is very important to providing the cloud experience and ensuring you can take full advantage of all it can offer, that is also true of data protection for these environments…you need it, the cloud is not infallible but it has to mirror the advantages of cloud…that’s what HYCU provides!
For many companies today, maintaining a robust IT-infrastructure that includes terabytes of data to protect on SAP HANA, while balancing the need to reduce costs and simplify IT-management, can be challenging. For HYCU and Google Cloud Partner Incentro, there are ways to manage and protect without breaking the bank.
As a proud partner, we’ll be hosting a webinar to take you through HYCU on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)... read here more about this free webinar and how to register