See you at SAP Sapphire Now!

By Jeff Kyle, VP and General Manager, HPE Mission Critical Solutions

2018 SAPPHIRE NOW is less than a week away, and HPE will be there in force!  Joining with business leaders and IT professionals to discuss where they want to go with SAP and how we can help them get there is tremendous.  Drawing more than 20,000 SAP customers, it’s an extraordinary yearly event.  

What’s buzzing? 

Recent milestones surrounding SAP HANA and HPE will generate a variety of conversations with customers new to their HANA journey, and with HANA veterans eager to expand. 

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Our new HPE Superdome Flex became the only Intel Skylake-based server certified for up to 16 sockets and 12 TB of memory for scale-up or scale-out workloads, and set records for all phases of the SAP® BW Edition for SAP HANA® standard application benchmark Version 2.

Gartner has released their much anticipated SAP HANA Hardware report. It’s enlightening and a must-read.  HPE is #1 in systems deployed by a wide margin, having shipped more systems than the next three vendors combined.  And if there’s any doubt IBM Power still struggles to gain ground on x86 for SAP HANA, the numbers confirm it (and which Power partners recognize...).  The report will be available soon on  Let us know at the conference if you would like a copy. 

New HPE offerings for SAP HANA

No resting on our laurels, however, as we will introduce three new offerings in the HPE exhibit area.

  • Adaptive Management Service for SAP. Coming this summer, HPE Pointnext will offer an on-premise service to manage the entire SAP stack spanning operating system, SAP HANA or conventional 3rd party databases, and SAP applications, running on HPE infrastructure.  (VALUE statement - Pointnext positioning, customers save, gain...)
  • Factory Express for SAP Tailored Datacenter Infrastructure. To simplify and further streamline SAP TDI deployments, minimize business disruption, and accelerate time to results, HPE’s breakthrough Superdome Flex server can arrive from our factory with the operating system and SAP HANA pre-installed and tested.
  • SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA. To better address the needs of SMB customers and further equip HPE channel partners, HPE now offers SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA on the two-socket HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 server. Certified by SAP and delivered as an appliance with a choice of memory size ranging from 96GB to 1.5TB, approximately 13TB of internal storage, and pre-installed with the SUSE or RHEL operating system and SAP HANA. 

You don’t want to miss this

HPE is both a solution partner (29 years!) and a large customer of SAP. In fact one of the largest footprints of SAP software is across HPE.  HPE IT’s migration journey to SAP HANA began in 2015 with two major Business Warehouse implementations and now progressing to S/4HANA. 

On Thursday, June 7 from 1:00 - 01:20 pm, Dave Carlisle, IT CTO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will join Randy Meyer, General Manager of HPE Synergy and Mission Critical Solutions, to share HPE’s journey and keys to a successful HANA migration. The session is titled “HPE IT’s migration journey to SAP HANA”. 

Immediately following  from 1:30 – 1:50 pm, Dave will join Tom Bradicich, VP and GM, IoT and Converged Edge Systems at HPE, to describe how HPE’s first-of-a-kind Edgeline Converged Edge Systems are delivering performance, control and cost benefits at the edge for SAP customers. The session is titled: “HPE Edgeline Edge-to-Cloud solutions for SAP Leonardo.” 

Or this! Another strong lineup in the HPE Theater

The theater within the HPE exhibit area is famous for quick, informative presentations, large crowds, and high energy. This year won’t disappoint as HPE customers, partners, and subject matter experts (including HPE Mission Critical Solutions of course!) will deliver 40+ sessions over the three-day exhibit period. Check the daily schedule for topics of interest and grab a seat early. 

Additionally, there will be an Interactive Display that provides a deep dive into all aspects of our portfolio, as well as our Virtual Rack.  Our SMES also will be demonstrating GreenLake for HANA, MCS offerings and an IoT demo in support of SAP Leonardo.  And when each day comes to an end, there will a Hybrid Hour (our version of Happy Hour) in the booth!  A chance to unwind for conversation, learn a little more about our Hybrid IT narrative, and enjoy some beverages. 

Hope to see you at SAPPHIRE!

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