AWS gets SAP Afaria mobile device management

SAP brings its Afaria mobile device management platform to the Amazon Web Services Marketplace.

As day one of its annual Sapphire Now conference in Orlando comes to a close, SAP announced that it will bring its Afaria mobile device management platform to the Amazon Web Services Marketplace.

The platform allows IT pros to manage and secure enterprise mobile apps on both company-issue and personal devices.The latest version, Afaria 7.0 server, promises an improved interface, SAP Store integration and various mobile analytics dashboards.

SAP said the AWS addition is in response to customer demand; a common theme here at the Sapphire conference was the increasing momentum behind the bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, movement.

"As the cloud rapidly becomes the IT deployment model of choice for businesses of all sizes, Amazon Web Services is excited to be working closely with SAP in bringing enterprise solutions to the cloud," AWS senior VP Andy Jassy said.

Companies with existing licenses for Afaria can use it on AWS without any additional steps; those without can give it a 14-day test drive.

SAP hinted that more AWS news is coming this week -- if you'll recall, SAP announced late last week a handful of certifications for AWS -- though if the feeling in my gut is right, it'll surface tomorrow.

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