De-risking innovation with HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA

By Peter Koslowski  

Innovation is always risky. By definition, you’re dealing with the unknown or the semi-known to explore uncharted territory. As a result, the process of innovating and the innovation itself could place many more demands – financial, operational, and other – on your enterprise than you might be able to handle. Yet innovation is essential for continued growth, as well as for maintaining a clear, competitive advantage.   

This is definitely true for innovation driven on your journey to intelligent ERP platform “SAP Intelligent Enterprise Suite”. And that’s why HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA and the new economic model it provides has become such a popular choice since its introduction early in 2018. 

Streamlining financials and more 

HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA brings together the best of Cloud economics and On Prem control efficiency with a new model that effectively de-risks innovation and accelerates business outcomes. It also removes constraints in key areas such as:

  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Skills 

This is a complete solution that streamlines both acquisition and operations with:

  • Certified SAP hardware from HPE – appliances, plus storage and back-up solutions. It’s important to note that 46% of SAP deployments run on HPE, so you get a solution that has proven its performance and it popularity with enterprises of all types and sizesTech Ed Barcelona 1.jpgSAP HANA Industry-leading in-memory database with its superior performance for mission-critical apps
  • Purpose-built SAP certified reference architectures that deliver results quickly using leading-edge HPE technology
  • HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, delivering a pay-per-use economic model and ongoing capacity management
  • Services from HPE Pointnext advisory and professional services to quickly plan for and implement the solution
  • Remote monitoring and operation of the solution, offloading routine work from IT and providing skills
  • Enterprise-grade support, proactive and tailored for the way you operate IT
  • HPE Digital Learner to bring the needed digital skills for IT to do its best work
  • One business-related metric, paid monthly, which is all-inclusive and based on GBs of memory used by SAP HANA 

Pay for what you use. Expand as you need. 

Control and flexibility are two of the major benefits of the HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA approach. You pay as you go, tied to your business outcome. There are no upfront technology acquisition costs. The solution also features an 80% minimum baseline that allows for growth and shrinkage as your business demands. No worries about over- or under-provisioning. 

But the benefits don’t stop there. You also enjoy: 

  • Improved time to market for your SAP Intelligent Enterprise HANA or S/4HANA projects
  • Faster time to value
  • Up to 38% reduction in infrastructure costs with active capacity management
  • Faster procurement
  • Free up staff to focus on innovation
  • More rapid adoption of new technology, thanks to the solution’s ability to supplement your IT skills
  • Simplified management for your hybrid cloud environments with a single point of control and one bill for all: On Prem, Private Cloud and Public Cloud(s)
  • Less business risk and higher levels of continuity and availability for SAP HANA Simplified IT
  • Fast problem resolution with HPE Pointnext SAP HANA experts 

You get to control SLAs and availability. And unlike other cloud-based cloud offerings where the provider decides when you get application updates and which version you run, HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA lets you control when specific application upgrades are applied. 

Learn more about how HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA benefits you

Complete information is available on the HPE GreenLake web page. You can also:

Peter Koslowski, WW Head of SAP Alliance, leads HPE’s strategic technology partnership programs with SAP spanning SAP HANA, S4 and SAP LEONARDO. He oversees technology co-innovation and heads go-to-market strategy for HPE globally, with 25 years of experience in SAP combining Cloud and Edge, utilizing industry best practice methodologies including Agile and DevOps.



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