SAP Partners with VMware to Deliver SAP HANA for Production Use

By CIOReview | Friday, May 9, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA: SAP AG together with VMware, have recently announced an integrated solution wherein SAP HANA platform is to combine with VMware vSphere 5.5 which can empower customers to innovate, simplify and move towards software-defined data center architecture.

With the combined power of SAP HANA and VMware vSphere 5.5, customers can innovate and simplify their data centers by achieving faster time-to-value, higher service levels and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG says, “SAP HANA has led the market as the real-time enterprise platform by driving IT simplicity and by enabling breakthrough innovations for business. Together with VMware, we are enabling customers to operate their SAP HANA-based mission-critical applications in virtual environments with confidence and to accelerate their journey to software-defined data centers and ultimately to the cloud.”

According to Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, most of the enterprises are opting for software-defined data centers and are in search for solutions that are agile, elastic and efficient. “The SAP and VMware partnership is truly transformative. We are delighted to further extend that partnership and answer those customer needs by certifying SAP HANA for production use on VMware vSphere 5.5,” Pat adds.

VMware vSphere 5.5’s virtualized environment when supported with SAP HANA, simplifies and streamlines data center operation for customers by implementing a data center virtualization strategy. For instance the new combined solution accelerates provisioning of new SAP HANA instances for production use.

SAP HANA on vSphere has been released to customers on certified SAP HANA appliances or on SAP HANA tailored data center integration application-verified hardware.

SAP and VMware are expected to continue the strong collaboration to offer more advanced capabilities of SAP HANA on virtualized environments.