Add more partners to your HPE-SAP solutions to accelerate, enhance your Intelligent Enterprise build

By Hartmut Braun 

When you work with HPE and SAP, you know you are dealing with a best-in-class alliance.  We have been strategic alliance partners now for 29 years. We have shared exciting journey together and with our joint customers – companies just like, and probably including yours - from the introduction of SAP R/3 in the late 90's up to SAP HANA and S/4HANA as the foundation for the Intelligent partnership has led to a market leading position for HPE with over 40% market share on the IT Infrastructure supporting SAP workloads. In the process, we have expanded the number of strategic partners who contribute to the excellence of our HPE – SAP solution.s In fact, we would not have been able to achieve and protect that position without our strategy to partner with even more best-in-class companies to provide a fully baked solution to our customers.

To present some of the innovative contributions they make to our solutions, we have invited five of these partners to deliver theater sessions at HPE Booth #2052 at SAPPHIRENOW that will be held from May 7 – 9 in Orlando, FL. More information on the event is available here

Our goal is to show you how our multiple partnerships can help you transform to an intelligent enterprise and leveraging more data from all kinds of sources in real-time, our complete solutions enable what is called the "Experience Economy".

A series of impressive plusses

Check out the amazing plusses you get when you add these partners to your HPE – SAP solutions. Note that these are the topics these partners will discuss during their in-booth theater Partners at SAPPHIRENOW. Representatives will also be available to answer your questions and provide more information. HPE in- booth theatre. 


Bringing the Memory Revolution to Your Intelligent Enterprise” - SAP and Intel have collaborated on memory & processor co-innovation to help you deliver the intelligent enterprise. Hear about how the revolutionary new Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, which combines features of both DRAM and traditional persistent storage, can minimize SAP HANA® downtime and lower operational costs. Together SAP and Intel deliver a purpose-built processor and platform combination that have been optimized to deliver performance, scalability, security and reduced complexity. Note that the new Cascade Lake processor along with even stronger security features are available in all members of the HPE Gen10 family of servers.      

Accenture Hybrid Cloud - Accenture provides hybrid cloud and infrastructure services tailored to the SAP client’s journey​. Focus of this presentation will be the Accenture Hybrid Cloud, powered by HPE that brings the best of public cloud to private. Accenture teams with HPE, SAP and other industry leading partners, to offer a complete set of services with end-to-end enterprise SLAs for cloud and legacy environments​ 

Red Hat

Titled “Zeroing in on Downtime,” Red Hat’s session will show how they assess the costs of downtime due to planned maintenance on critical SAP application landscapes and demonstrate how Red Hat Smart Management, Automation and IT Orchestration solutions can be leveraged to eliminate downtime, decrease risk, and increase IT responsiveness and overall business continuity. Session will include an overview of SAP's innovative "Zero Downtime Maintenance for the SAP HANA Database" solution, automation tools included with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription, as well as open source solutions for Enterprise IT orchestration and demonstrate how to perform a seamless HANA upgrade with no perceived impact to active SAP users or batch processes.


A recent study of the North America SAP infrastructure market by ASUG showed that a majority of SAP enterprise customers will likely be running S/4HANA in a hybrid cloud setting in 2025. The pairing of HPE GreenLake and enabling solutions from SUSE holds great promise for these enterprises. In this session titled “SUSE + HPE Greenlake for S/4HANA and beyond,”

SUSE will describe the offering from their point of view to exploit the power and cost curve of HPE’s innovative GreenLake platform.               


“NVIDIA and HPE – datacenter solutions for the intelligent enterprise.” Machine Learning is the key to for new insights into business data and to power the intelligent enterprise. Learn how NVIDIA and HPE bring machine learning into the datacenter.

Steve Jobs once said:  “Incredible things in the business world are never made by a single person, but by a team.” That’s why HPE and SAP continue to identify additional alliance partners who we know can contribute to the power of our solutions and collaborate closely with them to make sure we can  deliver the convenience of a complete solution and the confidence of a top-performing product that will help you reach your business goals.

Remember to stop by the HPE Booth #2052 at SAP SAPPHIRENOW to see true partnership … and the true results it delivers in action. 

Hartmut Braun is Head of Infrastructure Solutions for SAP with thhe Global SAP Alliance at HPE.  He has 20 years experience in working with SAP and joint HPE-SAP customers, many years in the Services and Support Alliance with SAP Active Global Support and more recently with the HPE Mission Critical Product portfolio. He brings In -epth knowledge and understanding of SAP customers' business challenges and proven track record in successfully addressing customer needs and driving towards solutions in strong collaboration with the HPE business units, regions and SAP.


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