Hitachi Delivers Sap Business Suite In Secure, Multitenancy Environments

Hitachi-Data-Systems-logoNew Delhi, India, June 5, 2014: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. , today announced that its Hitachi logical partitioning (LPAR) technology on Hitachi x86 servers has been verified to run SAP Business Suite software. This Hitachi platform enables secure, scalable production environments for on-premise and cloud deployments of SAP solutions. Hitachi LPAR on x86 servers will help address customer pain points to significantly reduce total costs through consolidation, as well as improve performance and deliver high levels of data protection.

Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems, said, “We are pleased to reach this milestone in the 20th anniversary of our relationship with SAP. With this technology, verified to run SAP Business Suite, we can bring together leading solutions that offer our customers an efficient and robust enterprise infrastructure to deliver business value today.”

Benefits of Hitachi logical partitioning on x86 for SAP Business Suite include improved efficiencies and simplified deployments and management of SAP solutions. Customers using Hitachi LPAR have already realized the following benefits:

    • Total costs reduced by as much as 70%
    • Improved application density by as much as 33:1
    • Reduction in the number of servers required by up to 80%
    • Space, power and maintenance reduction up to 40% 

John Catalano, director, Solution Development, Cloud Solutions, CSC, said, “Hitachi servers with LPAR for SAP Business Suite add tremendous value in supporting our clients’ big-data needs and further enhances our CSC Cloud IU (Infrastructure Utility) for SAP solutions and hybrid cloud service offerings. Hitachi together with CSC’s experience with SAP solutions and track record of cloud success will further enable us to support SAP solutions in the cloud, thus meeting our customers’ performance and scalability requirements.”

HDS today announced it is also delivering 3 new solutions for the SAP HANA platform, including Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for SAP HANA Platform (UCP for SAP HANA) – with Hitachi Compute Blade 520X B1 (CB520X B1) – for SAP HANA in scale-up configurations based on the latest Intel Xeon E7 v2 (Ivy Bridge) technology. Hitachi Unified Storage VM and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000) have also been certified by SAP as shared storage solutions for SAP HANA. These solutions provide flexibility and investment protection, particularly for customers who plan to migrate to SAP HANA, with compute and storage designed to scale along with customers’ needs. As a result, UCP for SAP HANA offers customers outstanding efficiencies, enterprise-class scalability, and performance.

Hitachi UCP for SAP HANA using Intel Ivy Bridge technology and VSP G1000 build on January’s announcement of an OEM agreement between Hitachi and SAP, which enables HDS to deliver an end-to-end, enterprise data warehouse appliance that consists of the SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) application on SAP HANA, UCP for SAP HANA, services and support.

Andreas Kranabitl, managing director, SPAR Information & Communication Service GmbH, said, “UCP for SAP HANA meets all of our requirements: optimum scalability, simple architecture, speed, flexibility, and rapid implementation. With Hitachi server technology and VSP G1000, UCP for SAP HANA will be the infrastructure we trust to handle the high- performance demands of becoming a predictive retail business.” 

The Hitachi Data Systems portfolio includes industry-leading systems to support mission-critical environments running SAP HANA:

  • Hitachi VSP G1000 is the newest tier-one enterprise storage platform that is certified for SAP HANA. This certification enables Hitachi to participate in SAP’s program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration. Through participation in the program, customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organizations even when working in heterogeneous environments.
    • A recent Gartner report shows Hitachi VSP as the industry leader in enterprise storage systems. Now, the recently launched VSP G1000 delivers an always-on infrastructure that offers high availability and data protection, key criteria for mission-critical applications powered by SAP HANA.
  • UCP for SAP HANA in a scale up configuration:
    • Single-node configurations for SAP HANA and SAP Business Suite.
    • Hitachi CB502X B1 servers use the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processor technology for highly optimized system performance and large amounts of memory that are key to applications that perform in-memory analytics, such as SAP HANA.
  • Enterprise storage provided through participation in SAP’s program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration:
    • Under the SAP HANA tailored data center integration approach, customers can use certified servers with Hitachi VSP and Hitachi Unified Storage VM for scale-out deployments of SAP HANA.

For more information, visit HDS in Booth 131 at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference, being held June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.

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