VMware and SAP help customers transform their entire SAP landscapes by moving their enterprise into the digital era, from virtualizing and automating their software-defined data centers, or enabling next generation technologies on the VMWare platform through various multi and hybrid cloud architectures. Together with SAP, VMWare technologies can improve efficiency, scale, flexibility, and agility for your entire environment—enabling your organization to more easily deploy and consume SAP HANA.
VMware and SAP have joined forces to enable customers to run SAP HANA better, faster, smarter, and less expensively than ever before, with options to deploy SAP HANA in multi and hybrid cloud environments. Customers can choose to deploy SAP HANA in in a highly optimized on-premise private cloud or in the public cloud—or both, with the option to run SAP HANA in a hybrid capacity. With hybrid architectures powered by VMWare, your experience between on and off-premise installations can be seamless and free from re-factoring of code. These deployment scenarios are fully supported by VMware and SAP, so customers can adopt multi and hybrid cloud SAP HANA deployments with confidence.
Deploying and consuming SAP-supported software and hardware for SAP HANA can be complex. The combination of VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX (VMWare Cloud Foundation, VCF) on supported partner hardware gives you the benefit of a truly software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure platform that is certified and supported by both VMware and SAP. Hyperconverged infrastructure for SAP HANA provides enhanced services levels and reduces TCO beyond workload virtualization to further consolidate the data center and reduce power consumption.
SAP HANA operations can be slow to execute and difficult to deploy. And once deployed, SAP HANA database growth can quickly increase memory requirements—increasing costs and pushing the boundaries of the data center. Virtualizing SAP HANA with VMware can reduce TCO by reducing the number of physical SAP HANA servers and supporting larger compute and memory workloads on the same hardware. Virtualization also increases the resiliency and availability of business-critical SAP HANA databases. Even better, SAP supports virtualization for all SAP HANA modes, including scale-up, scale-out, and multi-VM scenarios.
VMware is making VMware Airwatch on SAP AppCenter. SAP customers can take advantage of the VMware TestDrive program to download, learn, test, and adopt the VMware digital workplace solution to advance their user experience management solutions to their highest potentials.
As customers incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, many are finding that IoT solutions are complex to purchase and require many manual tasks to get them up and running. VMware and SAP can simplify and shorten timelines for IoT deployments, providing the ability to connect diverse types of devices and maximize the value of data. Joint solutions are delivered by trusted enterprise leaders and provide IT with the proper security, management and visibility into the IoT infrastructure with the control necessary to ensure their IoT use case is at optimal performance. In addition, VMware and SAP provide 360-degree analytics, optimizing the value of the data coming from the devices and ensuring the proper monitoring of the health of the edge systems and connected devices.
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Infosys pioneers implementation of VMware virtualization for SAP HANA on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform to offer customers new SAP HANA based services running on VMware.
AMG showcases the journey of adopting SAP HANA and virtualizing with VMware, at the 2014 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando