SAP and VMware Offer HANA for Production Use on VMware vSphere

SAP AG and VMware announced the HANA platform on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use has been released to customers.

HANA is SAP’s in-memory data platform that is deployable on-premise as an appliance, in the cloud, or as a hybrid, and supports real-time analytics while as well as real-time transaction workloads. By combining the capabilities of HANA with vSphere 5.5, a foundational component of VMware vCloud Suite, the companies say customers will be able to simplify and streamline their data centers by achieving faster time-to-value, higher service levels and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

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

According to the companies, AMG-Mercedes is now live in production with SAP HANA and VMware vSphere 5.5 with a 1TB memory configuration, and HANA on VMware vSphere is in production at EMC to run its next-generation SAP ERP system

SAP HANA on vSphere is available to customers on certified SAP HANA appliances or on SAP HANA tailored data center integration application-verified hardware.

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