HP Steps Up Support for SAP HANA

HP today rolled out the HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, a portfolio of integrated systems that are aimed at providing customers with the architecture to quickly deploy next-generation data management platforms with SAP HANA.

The HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA addresses two key trends, said Frances Guida, manager for HP Converged Systems. “First of all, from a data management perspective, we are seeing organizations increasingly adopt in-memory computing technologies like SAP HANA to really unlock operational efficiencies and turn large amounts of data into real-time business insights and, in fact, considering the current and future demand for in-memory computing, Gartner is predicting this market will break the $8 billion barrier by 2017.”

In addition, the ConvergedSystem for HANA also addresses a second trend of organizations struggling to build and be integrators for all of the systems that they have in their environments, said Guida. “They really want to move from being a technology integrator into an information innovator and they are looking for purpose-built systems that bring together all the storage, servers, networking, software, and services that they need for particular workloads that will accelerate their time-to-value.”

By unifying the servers, storage, networking, software and services that organizations need to run their SAP HANA environment, the new all-in-one systems are can accelerate the time to value. In addition, according to HP, the systems are optimized to provide high performance and availability for in-memory computing initiatives at analytics processing speeds up to twice as fast as other solutions.)

“We have today already over 800 SAP HANA installations running on HP around the world and we are definitely seeing increased interest from the SAP customer base in this technology,” said Guida. “It really helps them simplify their SAP landscape which is a big challenge

The new products portfolio has three key components, said Guida:

HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA which helps speeds time to value for analytics and data warehousing workloads with an easy to implement system

HP Serviceguard for SAP HANA which ensures service levels with an automated failover and disaster-tolerant solution for SAP HANA, which is increasingly important, said Guida as clients apply HANA to more mission-critical workloads.

Project Kraken” which is an incubated system first announced at SAPPHIRE last year, that is aimed at helping clients to simplify their SAP HANA infrastructure and speed business operations with up to 12 terabytes of data in a single memory pool to power the most mission-critical and largest business applications on HANA, thereby expanding the range of business workloads that companies can put in a HANA environment.

Both HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA and HP Serviceguard for scale-up configurations are expected to be available this spring.

Project Kraken is expected to be available worldwide later this year.