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Looking for more performance and lower costs for your SAP applications? HP ProLiant servers and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server solution is leading the pack .

Increasingly, Linux is being selected for business-oriented enterprise applications due to its growing reputation for stability; reliability and scalability combined with the cost economies of Linux and open source (see IDC white paper ).  

Effectively supporting business critical deployments require that the underlying computing platform offers the performance, scalability, and expandability for the most demanding resource intensive workloads. In addition to the maturation of Linux, x86 platforms have also grown up becoming more advanced and now offer features that accelerate performance, improve availability and manageability, expand memory capacity, and optimize power usage. The resulting combination of Linux on scale-up x86 servers has become an attractive choice for customers who require the economies of an x86 ecosystem.

 HP ProLiant servers offer exceptional performance for enterprise class business applications running Linux at an attractive total cost of ownership due lower management, maintenance and energy costs.

With the latest benchmark results published on December 7th , 2009,  ProLiant servers now hold the #1 Linux 8-processor, #1 Linux 4-processor, and both the #1 and #2 Linux 2-processor two-tier SAP SD benchmark with SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 results demonstrating the scalability of the ProLiant AMD Opteron server family with a 3.47x performance increase when migrating from a two-processor to eight-processor server.

The HP ProLiant DL785 G6 scored best 8-processor result for Linux with the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution Standard Application Benchmark.  This recent certification was completed on the 48-core ProLiant DL785G6 configured with the SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers 10 SP2 and MaxDB.  

In addition to demonstrating excellent performance and scalability, this combination of utilizing industry standard HP ProLiant DL785 hardware combined with the lower cost of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can provide a TCO saving of 32.4% when compared to the Sun Solaris 10 on SPARC T5440 UltraSPARC T2 platform. For this detailed TCO analysis and to learn more about migrating your SAP environment from Solaris to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on HP platforms check out this on-demand webinar .


- Contributed by John Rinehart

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