SAP and VMware: A platform for innovation


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.

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Accelerating Adoption of SAP Applications through Platform Innovation

Learn how VMware accelerates the adoption of SAP applications through platform innovation. For more information about VMware and SAP’s partnership

Why VMware and SAP

SAP and VMware – At a Glance

Why VMware and SAP 

High Availability

  • Get "out-of-the-box" high availability of 99.9% with automated fault tolerance
  • Maximize uptime with automatic restart and failover
  • Experience zero downtime or data loss when migrating live workloads from host to host

Lower TCO

Faster Time to Value

  • Deploy in hours vs. days with rapid and automated provisioning
  • Ensure consistency and scalability across environments through templates

Security and Compliance

  • Protect the network with NSX security hardening
  • Leverage cross cloud capabilities to maintain a single security architecture
  • Get support for global data protection and privacy


SAP HANA on Intel Skylake and Broadwell Support for VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7

Read our blog for details. Review the SAP note “2393917 – SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 in production” for details.

VMware HCI Powers Broadest Range of Mission-Critical SAP Apps

Dell Technologies announces the Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure appliances, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN software, are certified by SAP for SAP HANA® production environments. The certifications, for both VxRail and VMware software, reflect VMware and Dell EMC’s continued leadership in the rapidly growing HCI industry. Read the press release and watch announcement video

SAP grants support for SAP HANA 2.0 on VMware vSphere 6.7U2 running on Intel Cascade Lake based servers

Key Offerings

Multi and Hybrid Cloud deployments for 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.

Hyperconverged architectures for SAP HANA


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.


Virtualize SAP HANA


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 Digital Workspace on SAP AppCenter


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.


Internet of Things


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.


SAP Automation


Automate provisioning and management of your virtualized SAP system so that solution administrators can utilize a single management plane for SAP infrastructure and landscapes with VMware SAP Automation capabilities, powered by the VMWare vRealize suite of products. Realize the benefits of better service levels to increase efficiency and reduce time to market.




Increase Agility with SAP HANA on the VMware Platform

Abdi Goodarzi of Deloitte discusses how SAP HANA on the VMware platform will enable them to deliver more scalable and agile IT platforms.

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EMC Data Center Transformation with SAP HANA and VMware

William Reid, Sr. Director, IT at EMC outlines EMC's IT transformation with SAP HANA and VMware. EMC leverages a virtual first strategy built on top of, around and inclusive of everything VMware.

Infosys Case Study

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.

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Transform Business - Achieve Better Control and Faster Analytics

Tom Joyce discusses how HP Converged Systems with SAP HANA on the VMware platform will enable business transformation.

AMG showcases SAP HANA adoption and virtualization with VMware

AMG showcases the journey of adopting SAP HANA and virtualizing with VMware, at the 2014 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando

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More deployment options with SAP HANA on the VMware platform

Cameron McNaught of Fujitsu discusses how SAP HANA on the VMware platform gives customers more options for deployment.

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Virtualizing the SAP HANA® Platform

Learn why it makes sense to deploy SAP HANA® on an enterprise private cloud platform, powered by VMware and Secure-24.

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Dominic Uliano - Global SAP Alliance Leader

Erik Rieger - SAP Global Technical Alliance Manager & Architect

Vaibhav Grover - Strategic Alliances Marketing Manager