SAP and VMware announce SAP HANA for production use on VMware vSphere 5.5

SAP-logoNew Delhi, India, May 8, 2014: To empower customers to innovate, simplify and move toward a software-defined data center architecture, SAP AG and VMware  today announced that the SAP HANA platform on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use has been released to customers. By combining the power of SAP HANA with VMware vSphere 5.5, a foundational component of VMware vCloud Suite, customers can innovate and simplify their data centers by achieving faster time-to-value, higher service levels and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Member of the Executive Board of SAP AG Bernd Leukert said, “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.”

CEO of VMware Pat Gelsinger said, “Our customers are evolving their IT infrastructures from physical environments to a software-defined data center architecture and they are looking for solutions that provide agility, high availability, elasticity, efficiency and control for their most mission-critical and demanding in-production enterprise environments. 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.”

SAP HANA support of VMware vSphere 5.5’s virtualized environment will help further simplify and streamline data center operation for customers implementing a data center virtualization strategy. It will also accelerate provisioning of new SAP HANA instances for production use. SAP HANA customers can benefit from increased infrastructure utilization, agility and productivity with the combined solution.

  • 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.
  • Up to 1TB and 32 physical cores (64 virtual cores) per VMware vSphere instance are supported
  • SAP HANA supports VMware vSphere capabilities for management of customer system landscape, including vMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware High Availability (HA)
  • Additional deployment best-practices and consideration are available via the SAP Notes tool and www.saphana.com.

SAP and VMware intend to continue their strong collaboration and deliver more advanced capabilities of SAP HANA on virtualized environments providing more deployment options to SAP HANA customers.

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