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It's been over three months since our last update and it's time now for a new update on SAP Cloud Platform's consumption-based commercial model.

I'd like to share with you some information about new services that we've added to SAP Cloud Platform, and new countries that can use cloud credits. Also, some news around services that are now priced on an hourly basis instead of monthly. And to close off, I'll be giving you an outlook about which services are expected to arrive in the area of the Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) on SAP Cloud Platform.

If you are new to the world of the consumption-based commercial model or CPEA, I highly recommend that you first read these two blogs that were previously published by ralf.schaub:

New CPEA-supported services

Since June 2018, we've moved forward and added five new important services that support the consumption-based commercial model to SAP Cloud Platform

You can read the respective blogs to find out more about the new services.

Icon of the product ABAP Environment (Author: harald.kuck)

Icon of the product SAP Fiori Cloud now available via Cloud Credits and CPEA (Author: amir.blich)

Icon of the product Hyperledger Fabric and Icon of the product Multichain: Blockchain: An introduction (Author: andreas.schuster2)

Icon of the product  SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors is Live (Author: divya.mary)


With the addition of these new services, we currently have a total of 35 CPEA-enabled services on SAP Cloud Platform! 

Hourly Pricing is the new Trend

Currently, most of the CPEA-enabled services are priced on a monthly basis; however, the trend is now going in the direction of hourly pricing.

These are the SAP Cloud Platform services that are now priced on an hourly basis:

Service Metric Billing Block Size Block Price
SAP HANA Service GB Memory in 16 GB Blocks 1 per hour
Machine Learning Node hours 1 per hour
Hyperledger Fabric Running hours 1 per hour
Multi Chain Running hours 1 per hour

At the moment our team is working to enable following services to run on an hourly basis for Q4 2018:

  • Java Server

  • PostgreSQL

  • RabbitMQ

  • Redis

Additional services on hourly basis will follow. Stay tuned for updates.

CPEA Roadmap for Q3 and Q4 2018

There are already a lot of new CPEA-enabled services in the pipeline. Here's the general plan for the next two quarters of 2018:

Please be aware, that this is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time without notice. You can find all available roadmaps at SAP Cloud Platform Roadmaps.

Increased Country Coverage for Cloud Credits

The growth rate in countries for cloud credits availability has been quite high and we are now on 49 countriesup from 39 since the last four month.

While the focus of the new countries has mostly been with the South Americas, we also have shown a bit of love to EMEA and Asia.

South America Region:

  • Argentina

  • Brazil

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Mexico

  • Peru

Asia Region:

  • Hong Kong

  • Taiwan

EMEA Region:

  • Ukraine

  • Luxemburg

With the addition of these countries, we now deliver a worldwide CPEA offering to all our SAP Cloud Platform customers. 

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