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Dell Extends SAP Partnership with New Offerings


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Dell has extended its longstanding collaboration with SAP and is introducing several new Dell solutions that enable customers to simplify their environments running SAP solutions without business disruption, moving to a real-time cloud-ready platform that applies the right level of performance to the needs of the application.

Dell’s PowerEdge R920 has been certified by SAP for scale-up deployments of the SAP HANA platform, which allows easy scaling of server memory capacity in deployments and helps reduce the need to “rip and replace” when systems are upgraded.

Also, in collaboration with VMware and Red Hat, Dell is helping customers move their SAP solutions closer to the cloud with new virtual-environment and broader open-architecture support for SAP HANA. All single-server appliances for SAP HANA based on the Dell PowerEdge R920 now fully support SAP HANA and VMware vSphere 5.5 in production environments.

By extending the capabilities of SAP HANA and VMware vSphere beyond testing and development, customers can now further manage their environments running SAP HANA using the same tools they use to manage their VMware-virtualized data center, saving time and IT costs.

And, to maintain consistency in customers’ server environments, Dell worked with SAP to certify the PowerEdge R920 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in addition to SUSE LinuxEnterprise Server for running SAP HANA, enabling customers to have the option to choose the operating system that best suits their data-center standards and needs, allowing for better allocation of limited resources.

In addition, the Dell PowerEdge R920 and R910 servers have been certified by SAP to run SAP HANA and Dell Compellent storage has been certified as a storage solution for SAP HANA. These certifications enable Dell to participate in SAP’s program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration using these certified solutions.Through participation in the program, customers can leverage their existing Dell hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organizations even when working in heterogeneous environments.

Dell’s other recent database efforts in support of SAP solutions include a world record-performance on two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark for both two- and four-processor systems running Linux and SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE); and extensive integration achieved between Hadoop and SAP HANA, as well as reference architectures for the analysis of unstructured data.

And finally Dell Services introduces new offerings for environments running SAP solutions, including:

  • Dell ZeroIMPACT Migration Services for SAP HANA:  Customers can transition from outdated IT environments to contemporary environments, including those running SAP HANA, with minimal downtime and reduced risk. After evaluating legacy and new environments side-by-side, the legacy environment continues running while migration activities take place.  Dell’s enterprise software solutions, including SharePlex and Foglight, capture and queue all transactions occurring during the migration and then sync them to the migrated system.
  • Dell Test Harness Modernization Assessment for SAP HANA: By providing a side-by-side database comparison with SAP HANA and Dell’s Managed Virtual Hosting Datacenter, customers can perform technical validation in less than four weeks, improve business efficiency and achieve higher return on investment by getting more value from their implementations of SAP HANA.

For more information, visit www.dell.com.


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