SAP Hosting

Secure, efficient, and flexible.

SAP Hosting Services from Arvato Systems

With our certified SAP Hosting Services, you get reliable and secure infrastructure solutions: From solution consulting and design to SAP standard and individual solutions to the setup and operation of complex SAP landscapes and 24/7 support. Our experts have the necessary know-how and many years of experience to implement your individual requirements smoothly from a single source. We have gained the necessary IT and industry experience in numerous customer projects. We can usefully supplement our standard and individual services with industry-specific solutions. For an optimal result, we maintain a high degree of flexibility: You decide whether you also want to obtain the SAP licenses for hosting or bring them with you. You choose whether to contract application management from us or prefer to use your own staff. You decide which services are to come from the cloud. The services are provided either in your data centers or in our own certified data centers in Germany. The services are provided either in your data centers, in the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), which is operated in our own certified data centers in Germany, or in a cloud of the major hyperscalers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure. Of course, you can also opt for a hybrid and/or multi-cloud approach - with Arvato Systems, anything is possible.

Overview of Our SAP Hosting Services

  • SAP Hosting

    SAP hosting in the outsourcing model gives you the greatest possible control over your SAP application while reducing operating costs. In SAP hosting, Arvato Systems assumes responsibility for supporting the SAP basis and the operation of the database, operating system, hardware, storage, backup, and the provision of certified data center infrastructure in Germany. The infrastructure is provided to you as dedicated hardware or flexibly sourced from Arvato Systems Cloud Services in a rental model.

    Do you want to operate your SAP systems at one of the large hyperscalers? This is no problem with Arvato Systems. All Arvato Systems IT management processes and tools are designed for uniform and, therefore, high-quality and stable operation, regardless of which cloud you are in.

    Operation in data center locations of your choice is also possible. Use your own premises as you wish or rent co-locations at central locations. Arvato Systems always provides optimal support - even in the hybrid model. You provide the infrastructure - Arvato Systems takes over from there.

  • SAP Basis und Infrastructure Consulting

    Take advantage of the independent advice of our experienced consultants regarding the optimization and future viability of your SAP solutions. Is the operation of your SAP systems the responsibility of your own employees in your own location? We can advise you on the challenges that go beyond this concerning the future orientation of your systems. Whether in analysis, consulting, planning, or implementation, we provide you with competent support in all areas, drawing on the experience and know-how gained from over 30 years of data center operation.

    Gain a decisive advantage for the future strategic development of your SAP solution - contact us!

  • SAP on Cloud - PoC and Analysis

    Arvato Systems has many years of experience in the operation of SAP landscapes in cloud environments, as we dealt with this topic at an early stage. In numerous cloud migration projects or new SAP on cloud implementations, Arvato Systems has been able to stand by its customers as a strong and competent partner. You too can benefit from this knowledge and experience.

    We are happy to offer you the opportunity to take your first steps in a cloud (virtual private cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP) as part of a proof of concept (PoC). For example, you can set up a sandbox environment in the cloud and test initial processes without affecting your live systems.

    Parallel to or separate from a PoC, Arvato Systems can analyze your SAP landscape for cloud readiness and show you possible paths to the cloud.

Your Benefits


Arvato Systems' high-availability data centers, located at the geographically non-critical Gütersloh site, are certified according to the current international standard ISO/IEC 27001. In addition, services are provided in compliance with ITIL. A dedicated team dedicated to the topic of "SAP Security" evaluates general or SAP-specific security notes and derives measures for your SAP landscape from them. Optionally, Arvato Systems can also offer you a Security Operations Center (SOC) to further increase the security of your SAP or entire IT landscape. You can find more information here.


With our know-how and many years of experience, we reduce the complexity of your systems. Based on our best practice models, we can also perform rapid implementations and transformations.  Your SAP landscape becomes more scalable overall and billing more consumption-based.


IT resources can be set up or dismantled quickly and flexibly. Standard modules can be booked individually for customers and combined as required.


As an SAP Gold Partner for many years, Arvato Systems’ data centers have earned the following certifications:

  • SAP Certified Provider of Hosting Services
  • SAP Certified Provider of Cloud Services
  • SAP Certified Provider of SAP HANA Operations Services

1150 SAP Systems

Production systems
Dev- & QA systems
> 300
HANA installations
> 140
systems in the cloud

Frequently Asked Questions About SAP Hosting

  • SAP hosting means the operation of an SAP landscape in the company's data centers, the data centers of an IT service provider, or in the cloud. SAP hosting refers to the installation and administration of the SAP base layer, which is distinct from SAP application management.

  • If a company decides to operate its SAP systems by a service provider, it can focus more strongly on its actual business. In addition, companies benefit from the experience and innovative strength of the service providers, which usually have large SAP teams distributed around the world.

  • In principle, SAP hosting is suitable for every company. When selecting an IT service provider, companies should look for a partner who is on a par with them and fits their requirements. In particular, companies with smaller and medium-sized SAP landscapes benefit from SAP hosting, as this allows them to access the strong teams of the IT service providers.

Your Contact for more Information

Christoph Köhler
Expert for SAP-Hosting