WFT Announces Re-certification as an SAP Provider of Cloud Services; Now Also an SAP Hosting Partner and SAP-certified Provider of Hosting Services

Wharfedale announces it has successfully completed the rigorous SAP audit process and has been re-certified by SAP as a provider of cloud services and also obtained new certification as an SAP-certified provider of hosting services.
Published On
February 27, 2013


Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. (WFT), a leading technology consulting firm specializing in infrastructure integration in the implementation and support of virtualization and cloud services, today announced that it has been re-certified by SAP as a provider of cloud services for SAP® solutions. In addition, it has passed the audit by SAP AG to become an SAP-certified provider of hosting services and an SAP hosting partner. As such, WFT meets all standards and service requirements for SAP hosting and data center operation.

“Providing virtualization and cloud services in support of SAP solutions presents a tremendous opportunity for WFT and our clients,” said Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO of WFT. “The advantage and benefits of consolidating servers will lower the number of physical servers needed, increase rack-space utilization efficiency within the data center, provide on-demand provisioning of servers, as well as reduce physical server maintenance and create computing elasticity. These are just a few of the reasons why we are thrilled to implement cloud services for customers using SAP solutions.”

WFT Cloud Services is a comprehensive, integrated offering that helps customers utilize all of their resources within the infrastructure to enable them to be “elastic”. The service also helps customers reduce their hardware footprint within their data center by consolidating servers through virtualization. This enables customers to provision their servers easily, on-demand.

To receive SAP certification as a provider of hosting services, WFT passed a detailed certification process to demonstrate its delivery capabilities for operating SAP solutions. The audit also analyzed many aspects of WFT’s service offerings such as the number of SAP systems that are currently hosted and the firm’s experience deploying SAP solutions in the cloud. In addition to this, the datacenter facilities were also evaluated for infrastructure redundancy and fail-safe testing.

“Achieving SAP certification as a provider of hosting services confirms WFT’s knowledge, experience, and breadth of services for delivering SAP applications in a hosted or cloud environment,” said Mahesh Reddy, CTO of WFT. “WFT’s focus on designing, building and implementing flexible, scalable and elastic cloud offerings will help customers increase their operational efficiencies and reduce manual processes.”

To achieve this certification and help ensure high-quality standards for cloud-based delivery of SAP applications, a provider’s cloud delivery platform must undergo extensive testing by SAP to validate the operational integration of the cloud-computing platform with supported applications. This includes assessment of the company’s infrastructure, processes and technical staff. The audit also includes a technical review of the physical and logical security processes, as well as portal and underlying infrastructure including servers, software and storage capabilities. By working with certified SAP partners, customers can be confident that the services provided are compliant with SAP’s requirements for quality, availability and security.

This certification is a guarantee that set-up, implementation, upgrading, security, as well as service and support of SAP's solutions are handled professionally in accordance with SAP best practices. The object of allowing a certified hosting partner to handle one or more SAP solutions is to satisfy increasing expectations regarding operational stability, productivity and efficiency – while at the same time freeing up one's own competences and resources for other purposes.

About Wharfedale Technologies Inc.
Wharfedale Technologies Inc. (WFT Cloud) is a leading technology consulting firm specializing in infrastructure integrations and services in support of SAP solutions, as well as private/public hybrid Cloud solutions. WFT is also an SAP-certified provider of cloud and hosting services and offers solutions for high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, backup/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization.

For more information on Wharfedale and WFT Cloud services, please visit or call us at 877-544-5543.

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Providing virtualization and cloud services in support of SAP solutions presents a tremendous opportunity for WFT and our clients
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