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Team of industry experts

We are a group of industry experts across a variety of areas related to enterprise class applications, technology, and cloud. Every person in the team has built, operated, maintained and managed systems and workloads for mission critical business use cases and has been recognized as an innovator or thought leader within their space. All of us understand the challenges of building large scale systems from the infrastructure up to the application layer as well as the inherent business importance of such systems. Plus we pride ourselves in our stringent development and testing practices as well as our quest for operational excellence of our business, but most importantly our customers' business systems.

Combined team experience


37 years.

Cloud & AWS

19 years.

Enterprise IT

22 years.
  • SAP applicationsand SAP HANA
  • Cloud and AWS – 19 years
  • IT operations and management – 20 years

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We are bullish on cloud for the enterprise in sync with the above quote by Andy Jassy, SVP Amazon Web Services at the Re:Invent conference in 2014. Cloud has arrived in the enterprise and is here to stay and prosper.

"The cloud is the new normal" 

At the same time we recognize the challenges that transitioning towards cloud, especially for larger enterprises, entail. Yes, many startups  grew up with AWS as an infrastructure provider and grew their solution in sync with the growing list of AWS cloud services and capabilities. By now, it is second nature to them. — For large enterprises, the equation looks different.

Large enterprise meets powerful cloud

We founded Ocean9 to enable migration of mission critical enterprise class systems and applications to the cloud. Instead of consulting with our clients and moving one system at the time, we decided to build a broadly applicable cloud services layer between the powerful AWS cloud API and the sophisticated and often complex enterprise environments.

Always having our customers business benefit and value in mind, we aim to minimize all the technical complexities of the underlying workload "plumbing" for our customers. In order to achieve scale and excellence, we do this along common technology patterns, like SAP HANA or Apache Spark.

Deep industry, solution and technology experience is our key Ocean9 solution ingredient to enable quick and simple enterprise workload migrations to AWS and provide industry leading capabilities that enable business agility and speed. — If you want to find out more, please get in touch with us. Our experts are looking forward to connecting!

Meet the founders

Ocean9 is founded by two SAP veterans with a strong history of jointly delivering breakthrough innovation. During early days of SAP HANA, the two leaders continuously created business and cloud solutions that helped propel SAP HANA to the dominant position in In-Memory computing that it has today.

Swen Conrad

Chief Executive Officer

Swen brings 20 years of business leadership in SAP and cloud across consulting, IT management, marketing and sales disciplines to Ocean9.

In 2002, he held IT operational responsibility for one of Hewlett Packard’s ww SAP installations with $8billion in annual transaction volume.

When at SAP he created the first unified solution for the Business of IT, earning company wide recognition. Being part of the highly successful SAP in-memory database launch (SAP HANA), and later launching related AWS and managed cloud offerings, he started shifting his full attention to cloud.

In 2014, Swen rejoined HP where he has recently held roles as SAP CTO as well as in cloud sales.

Swen has co-authored a book on IT Business Management and is a frequent presenter at events.

Frank Stienhans

Chief Technology Officer

Frank is an early cloud innovator with key architecture and operations contributions to SAP On Demand starting in 2005.

In 2007, he was first to recognize the power of AWS for SAP use cases: His team built a self-service platform that allowed simple deployment of any kind of complex SAP solution on AWS, launching more than 10k servers per month. Gaining tremendous operational expertise, SAP’s then CTO Vishal Sikka challenged Frank to build a fully unattended SAP HANA service on AWS, which resulted in 96% cost savings.

In 2013 Frank joined AWS Professional Services. He has helped many large SAP customers to leverage the full power of the AWS platform.

Frank is considered the leading expert in his field and is the holder of 18 cloud related patents.

We are located in the heart of Silicon Valley

Ocean9 headquarters:

Ocean9, Inc.
375 Velarde Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

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We are passionate about SAP and Cloud and are always interested to talk to potential customers, partners or anybody with like interests!

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  • Are you excited about the possibilities that cloud brings to enterprise grade workloads?
  • Are you an expert in AWS, SAP, HANA, Big Data or related technologies and solutions?
  • Are you willing to go the extra mile to make our customers successful?

If you answered YES to these questions, we'd like to talk to you. Please send us an email and tell us how you and your story fit to Ocean9. We also love to hear "what makes you get up in the morning"? 

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