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HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA is now available

celialawren on ‎03-31-2014 09:17 AM

By Jodie Jordanger, HP Converged Systems


As announced March 19, 2014, HP has revealed the latest ‘Shark’ in HP’s portfolio of ConvergedSystem offerings -- ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA.  This new system is a purpose-built, pre-integrated system that offers customers the fastest path to value for SAP HANA.  Why?  Because the system is specifically optimized for SAP HANA workloads and provides the highest performance, availability and scalability in the market. 


Today, you are making long-term decisions about your data management strategies – decisions that will impact your data centers and business processes for many years to come. You understand that standing still is not an option.  You must act now to unlock key business data that will allow them to quickly respond and adapt to ever changing market conditions and to stay ahead of the competition.  The power to interact real-time with business data from multiple sources, drive daily transactions in real-time, and analyze large volumes of data is critical to your business and should not be underestimated. 


Many see SAP HANA in-memory computing technology as a much needed catalyst to data management transformation.  SAP HANA provides companies with the opportunity to transform their business into a real-time, data driven enterprise and enables customers to access large amounts of transactional and analytics data very, very quickly.  But SAP HANA is only part of the solution.  Transformative technologies like SAP HANA would not be possible without the technology enablement offered by HP


Enter HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA –a pre-built, optimized for SAP HANA system, that’s easy to buy, manage, and support and includes servers, storage, networking, and software, all in one tidy package. See HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA: meet the industry’s most complete offering for advanced analytics. You can read the web page for all the features. but here’s the summary if you just want the highlights: The ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA will meet the highest service levels for your business. In the SAP Business Warehouse Enhanced Mixed Load (EML) Standard Application Benchmark conducted in early March of this year, the ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA resulted in 2x the performance and 4x the workload (data processed) compared to the IBM/DB2 result.


Customers are on a journey to use the benefits of in-memory computing to operate their businesses more effectively. The journey has stops at analytics and reporting, enterprise data warehousing and running business applications. And HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA provides the ideal systems to help you at each step.


Analytics and reporting is typically characterized by a need to implement a point solution very quickly. These are usually smaller, sidecar implementations where SAP HANA is set up alongside existing business applications without making major changes to the customer’s infrastructure. For these customers, HP provides a variety of scale up systems based on a single HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server configured with 256, 512 or 1024 GB (1 TB) of RAM. These systems can be operational within 15 days of placing an order and focus on providing the fastest time to value.


Enterprise data warehousing (EDW) is implemented using SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) powered by SAP HANA. These usually require larger systems that act as the central repository for the data from all of the customer’s business applications. Additionally, data is often archived in the EDW for five, ten or more years. Here, the focus is on scalability, and HP provides a range of scale out systems that grow in increments of 1 TB up to a maximum, certified capacity of 16 TB, with larger systems possible via customer-specific certifications with joint agreement from HP and SAP. HP ConvergedSystem 500 scale out uses on the DL580 Gen8 server in conjunction with the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 storage array and offer the best scalability and high availability with the 3PAR 7400 offering features such as autonomic management and thin provisioning that are uniquely tailored to support multiple workloads running on the same platform.


Running business applications using SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA (SoH) is the latest step on the customer journey. Here, you can use SAP HANA as the database platform for SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM), SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) or SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). For customers on this stage of the journey, HP offers a scale up system based on the DL580 Gen8 server configured with 2 TB of RAM, which is available for SoH only. For customers to trust their business’s operations to SAP HANA, you have to be assured of the highest levels of data protection and application uptime. Therefore, HP has introduced HP Serviceguard for SAP HANA as part of the ConvergedSystem portfolio. For years, customers have trusted Serviceguard extension for SAP (SGeSAP) to run your most critical SAP applications. Now, Serviceguard is able to protect the SAP HANA database along with the rest of the SAP application stack. As well, Serviceguard enables fully automated disaster tolerant (DT) environments, where the entire system including application servers and the SAP HANA database can failover to an alternate site without the need for human intervention – a capability that is unique to HP.


And the system scales as your data grows, with choice of configurations from 256 GB to 2 TB scale up systems and up to 16 TB scale out systems. Scale-up configurations take 15 days, from order to operation. Scale-out configurations are 30 days. This new ConvergedSystem Shark gives you the fastest time to value.


So, jump in!  The water is fine. Check out this video and meet HP “SHARKS” for SAP HANA, but most importantly remember that HP is committed to you, your SAP HANA journey, and our long-term SAP HANA roadmap.  We’re in it for the long-haul.   Join us!



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on ‎07-14-2014 12:47 AM

I have seen your info on sap.. Especially on sap hana admin. The info you provided is very useful for any interested on sap. I am very much satisfied with your info.we also provide online training on SAP HANA ADMINISTRATION ONLINE TRAINING .

on ‎11-18-2014 11:16 PM

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