The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a private cloud hosting service.
The cloud service hosts SAP Business Suite software, which includes SAP HANA custom and out-of-the box applications and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse software on a single instance of the SAP HANA in-memory database platform. The move was made to offer customers an easier, more comprehensive way to deploy SAP HANA compared with on-premises HANA deployments.
According to SAP, the key advantages of HANA Enterprise Cloud -- and SAP HANA in general -- is that transactional and analytical data can be processed at faster speeds when compared with traditional database platforms. SAP launched HANA Enterprise Cloud in the spring of 2013.
Amit Sinha provides a brief overview of the benefits HANA Enterprise Cloud provides.