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How HP and VMware are helping customers on their SAP HANA journey

I’ve talked before on this blog about how SAP customers are looking to simplify and consolidate their analytics operations while getting real-time access to their data. Why? Because typically they have:

  • Multiple databases with separate instances
  • Too many tools making management difficult
  • Slow access to data
  • Constant pressure from Lines of Business for new applications and insights

 

SAP HANA’s in-memory computing technology offers great promise, but getting the full benefits will not happen all at once. Migrating or deploying SAP HANA is a journey that starts with analytics, moves to enterprise data warehousing and on to running business applications.

               

Today’s announcement by SAP and VMware to support HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 in production environments helps by providing greater flexibility and options for customers as they execute their HANA journey. It will help VMware customers reap the benefits of Virtualization not only in Test & Dev environments but also in their SAP HANA production environments.

 

HP has worked closely with both SAP and VMware for decades and share tens of thousands of customers. We congratulate them on this announcement.

 

Over 800 SAP HANA HP Systems have shipped. And in March, HP released a portfolio of HANA Sharks – pre-optimized for in-memory computing with the highest levels of performance for both in-memory and Virtual environments, plus uninterrupted performance with HP Serviceguard extension for HANA built in. Married with HP 3PAR, the industry leading storage virtualization platform with massive I/O scalability, the ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA is the platform you can count on for physical and virtual deployments. And the systems scale as your data grows, with choice of configurations from 256 GB to 2 TB scale up systems and up to 16 TB scale out systems. These all-in-one HANA Sharks give you everything you need to power your SAP HANA environment. There is no question that HP + VMware is the ideal solution for customers looking to manage their analytics landscape and for customers who want to build out their SAP HANA journey.

 

I managed to get a good quote from Paul Miller, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, HP Converged Systems who states“SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 opens greater flexibility for SAP HANA customers looking to innovate and simplify their application environment. The ability for our customers to now run VMware infrastructure on of the SAP-certified HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA makes HP and VMware an ideal solution for customers; critical environments like SAP and SAP HANA demand an enterprise-grade level of management that only HP and VMware optimally provide our joint customers.”

 

Lastly, I can’t help but mention HP’s awesome total customer experience that comes with every Shark. You can order and deploy an HP ConvergedSystem 500 for HANA in 30 days or less and add capacity in as little as 5 days. With Proactive Care built-in, HP provides a single point of contact into our HANA support center of excellence, and firmware and software updates that are tested, bundled and installed with proactive maintenance all to provide you with the highest service levels. This truly is fastest time to value that allows you to focus on your business, not your infrastructure.

 

Find out more about the new HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA portfolio today or at HP Discover Las Vegas June 10-12. See you there!

 

Celia

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