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231,580 SAPS powered by HP Converged Infrastructure

Featuring a corporate-scale architecture running SAP on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and SQL Server 2012 software the solution features HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blades, HP Virtual Connect-Fibre Channel software-defined networking, HP 3PAR Tier 1 storage, and HP FlexFabric bandwidth control.

With this configuration, HP achieved and can now claim the #1 two-processor result on Windows and the SAP enhancement package 5 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application on the three-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark. The server achieved an outstanding result with 42,400 SAP SD benchmark users, 231,580 SAPS, and a response time of 0.99 seconds. (Results as of June 21, 2013; details can be found at www.sap.com/benchmark .)

 

TheHP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade provides an ideal balance of 2P performance, scalability, and expandability. This dual-socket server blade is engineered with enhanced memory and storage capacities, next-generation HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Management Engine, and cloud‑enabled Insight Management. With new features that give it improved flexibility and simplified management, the BL460c Gen8 Server Blade is an ideal choice for data center computing and SAP workloads.

 

The HP 3PAR Storage architecture, combines best-in-class, open technologies with extensive innovations in hardware and software design. HP 3PAR Storage is designed to be highly efficient in every way, consolidating hundreds or thousands of virtual machines on a single storage system.

 

The simplest and most flexible way to connect virtualized server blades to data or storage networks are HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules with a direct connect to HP 3PAR storage without a dedicated Fibre Channel switch.

 

For more details and configuration please read the latest performance brief:  Outstanding HP performance for running SAP ERP on Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Hyper-V: HP ProLi...

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