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Get 7x performance boost for SAP HANA with new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

By Manoj Suvarna – Director, Product Management, HP Converged Systems

 

HP AppSystem 1.2 for SAP HANA now powered by HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

 

HP AppSystems for SAP HANA have gained significant momentum in the market over the past two years. With new use case applications and expansion of SAP Business Warehouse (BW) scale-out landscapes, customers are recognizing performance and efficiency gaps in legacy storage designs and replacing traditional dual-controller systems with more modern, clustered, scale-out  systems. 

 

Today we are pleased to announce HP AppSystems 1.2 for SAP HANA powered by HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.

 

This update introduces the industry-leading 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage array plus the SAP Storage Connector, offering SAP HANA customers a simpler design and up to 7x performance increase over previous-generation storage for the HANA database persistence layer.  You will also attain dramatic improvements in total cost of ownership (TCO) resulting from a reduction in the number of components and the amount of floor space required for configurations with 4TB or more RAM.

 

This new SAP HANA solution extends our existing SAP HANA appliance family and is in response to high customer demand for HP 3PAR StoreServ, which delivers enterprise performance and Tier 1 data services at a competitive price point1.

 

The advanced data services offered by the HP 3PAR StoreServ family make it the storage of choice for three of the top four global service providers.   HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage system is one of the fastest growing products in HP Enterprise Group history.  Those same capabilities are now part of the new HP AppSystem for SAP HANA and provide availability and performance advantages over legacy SAN offerings from EMC and Hitachi and simplicity over solutions like IBM GPFS.

 

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and the new HP AppSystem for SAP HANA key features: 

  • Tier 1 data services and resilience for mission-critical environments. 
  • Persistent technologies to assure service levels, Distributed disk sparing Quad-controller design for 3-7x performance improvement  compared to traditional dual-controller based systems
  • Simple, “autonomic” storage configuration for ease of deployment and management requiring up to 90% less effort for storage deployment  
  • Reduced power requirements and 2x the density versus previous generation – 1 rack for 4 TB RAM vs. 2 racks
  • Fully certified by SAP for configurations up to 8TB with advanced 3PAR StoreServ performance capable of supporting even larger configurations 2
  • Runs SAP seamlessly with federated storage across data centers, only from HP
  • Data and I/O for each volume are striped widely across all system resources (controllers, ports, cache, and drives), which enables the system to simultaneously deliver high capacity utilization (less wasted space) and high performance levels 
  • Fully integrated, HP solution, built to work together without third-party dependencies

 

HP is also announcing the extension of its HP Storage Plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management to include support for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0

 

The HP Plug-in will now integrate HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP XP P9500 Storage with this latest version of SAP NW LVM, providing customers increased automation capabilities for physical and virtual environments.

 

For additional info on HP AppSystems 1.2 for SAP HANA (3PAR for SAP HANA), visit the HP AppSystems for SAP HANA website.

 

 

[1] The 3PAR for SAP HANA solution is an additional configuration.  For customers who have purchased HP AppSystems for SAP HANA based on EVA/IBRIX, you will still be able to buy this configuration until April 2014.  Please contact your HP account representative to discuss adoption plans or next steps

 

[2] Certified by SAP for up to 8 TB, though the modular design is engineered to support higher node configurations

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  • Technology marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in energy, semiconductor and IT industries.
  • hp.com/go/convergedsystems
  • Jeff Spiller has over 30 years experience in architecting highly available and scalable multi-tier platforms for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. He is currently HP’s technical lead for the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Appliance, optimized for Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) software. As a member of HP's ESS Performance and Solutions Engineering COE (Center of Excellence), Jeff has a proven track record for designing, tuning and performing capacity planning in OLAP, ROLAP, OLTP and consolidated environments.
  • Focused on cloud, virtualization and appliance solutions for HP technology.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne


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