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HP 3PAR StoreServ now certified for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration


By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing


Hasmig_small2.jpgWe’ve remained committed to delivering SAP HANA solutions to our customers since 2011, gaining momentum as we go. Today, we offer a broad set of highly scalable offerings for SAP HANA and support the converged system model for SAP HANA. Now we are pleased to announce HP 3PAR StoreServ certification for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI). 


While we believe that HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is unbeatable as a complete solution, TDI does offer you some additional flexibility for. Here’s how we see it:


HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA advantages


  • Single vendor offering for SAP HANA – including SAP certification, factory integration, customer site SAP_Pinnacle_Award.jpgdelivery and installation
  • Highest quality and performance – resulting from four years’ experience with SAP HANA and decades of experience with mission-critical databases for SAP
  • Fastest time to implementation – with a turnkey solution brining you the quickest order-to-operation time
  • Single point of contact for support – with HP taking end-to-end ownership for support, troubleshooting and maintenance

What SAP HANA TDI offers


  • Flexibility – so you can choose a storage component independent of other solution components
  • Cost – giving you the ability to leverage existing storage investment

Now add the 3PAR StoreServ advantage

HP 3PAR StoreServ is an ideal platform for HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA and for TDI environments.
For database environments, StoreServ offers ease of management and advanced thin provisioning, plus superior performance and availability. Plus, StoreServ is one of the fastest growing products in HP Enterprise Group history, gaining 3,400 new customers in 2013.


Certification for SAP HANA TDI completes the 3PAR offering for SAP HANA

Not only is 3PAR integrated in our premier scale-out offering, AppSystem 1.2 for SAP HANA but, but 3PAR can now be the storage of choice for customers and service providers who have chosen to implement SAP HANA TDI.  HP 3PAR offers unique benefits for TDI environments:


  • ASIC-based performance optimization including wide striping plus mixed workload support allowing a single class of drives to be optimized for random and sequential access
  • Quality of service including Priority Optimization for multi-tenant SAP HANA and non-SAP HANA workloads*
  • Highly available architecture with multi-controller resiliency to keep SAP HANA up and running
  • Self-configuring, self-provisioning and optimization through autonomic management
  • Federation technologies with HP Peer Motion to allow seamless growth and migration of data in an SAP HANA environment

SAP HANA TDI services too

In addition, HP Technology Services Consulting has developed a portfolio of services to help you implement TDI.  These services are key to enabling proper design, implementation and certification of SAP HANA TDI environments. 


We’re not stopping here

We're looking forward to another year of growth in SAP HANA opportunities. We will continue to bring our vast knowledge and resources to bear to bring you the best SAP HANA solutions.


Ready to learn more?


HP Solutions for SAP HANA – with more info on HP Converged System for SAP HANA and 3PAR certification for SAP HANA TDI

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

HP Storage for SAP environments


*Multi-tenant support requires 3PAR 10800 with 6 or more controllers

Editor's note 3/11/15: This restriction no longer applies. For the latest HP 3PAR StoreServ configuration information for SAP HANA TDI, consult the HP 3PAR StoreServ for SAP HANA TDI white paper


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To support TDI for HANA, does HP have a document that describes not only how a 3Par 10k needs to be configured from a physical (non-virtual) HANA server view? An example is how many HANA servers can (or should) connect to each pair of controller nodes on an HP 3Par 10k. Also, is there a document that describes what 3Par software needs to be used on a given 3Par to support SAP HANA effectively? Lastly, would 8Gb/s FC connectivity suffice or does 16Gb/s FC need to be used for connecting HANA nodes to a SAN fabric then to the 3Par?


Thanks in Advance.


@Dave - the questions you're asking are a bit complex for me to be able to help and probably more that needs to be understood by your HP representative.  Are you already working with either HP or an HP partner?  Feel free to reach out to me and I'll help to make sure the folks you're working with get the information they need to help. Email me at hpstorageguy at hp dot com.

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