AVL will depend on HP for the management of its SAP application infrastructure (Photo: AVL)

HP will host AVL's SAP applications in a new hybrid cloud-based infrastructure.

The US-based IT group said it has migrated a range of SAP applications used within AVL, deploying a cloud-based solution it says will boost the reliability of IT systems at the Austria-based company.

AVL develops powertrain systems, markets engineering simulations and provides a range of engineering and automotive consulting services.

"Cloud computing is growing in importance in the IT strategy of AVL," said Robert Resch, SAP operations manager at AVL. "The integrated end-to-end approach for the migration of our applications in a hybrid cloud infrastructure fits our needs exactly."

In the new structure, HP Utility Services is now hosting AVL's SAP systems in a dedicated infrastructure. AVL continues to own the software and will also manage the applications. But HP will operate the systems and manage the infrastructure.

AVL's agreement with HP includes technology updates and access to the most up-to-date HP architecture, the newest automation solutions and end-to-end service management, HP said.

Said Gerald Rehling, country manager Enterprise Services at HP Austria: "The hybrid cloud environment makes it possible to offer AVL SAP-as-a-service."