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A converged technology platform for better strategic results


Throughout the years I have worked at HP, I continuously try to educate myself in new technologies. I consider being a life-long learner to be of great importance for my career and my customers.  I love working with technologies that help our clients make better decisions and allow them to take advantage of enhancements and new advances like faster processors and greater accuracy, stability and agility.


A few years back, I had the opportunity to participate in a seminar about SAP Business One. This is an SAP app for small businesses. I found it to be extremely reliable as a business analysis application for those companies who wanted to leverage the value of high quality information in their accelerated IT environment.  In addition to the SAP Business One seminar, I was able to enroll in the VMware Certified Professional training a few months ago. This course was sponsored by HP and I found that, although I have worked with several flavors of ESX Operating Systems, I hadn’t had the chance to really experience and understand the management features in a VMware virtualized environment. The training was a great opportunity to add to my skills, and I found it completely worth the investment of my time and energy.  


As you might have realized from my previous articles, my role at HP is to provide support and assist customers who are implementing HP Insight Remote Support in their IT environments. Insight Remote allows you to keep your system up and running 24/7/365, reducing risks of failures and accelerating time-to-resolution when a problem situation needs a quick solution.   Converged Infrastructure integrates storage, network and server infrastructure with management software capability to provide the best performance. The concept brought a question to my mind: Would a converged technology platform be the appropriate solution name because it integrates infrastructure with reliable software solutions for extraordinary results?  The answer that came to mind was HP AppSystems for SAP HANA®.  That solution would satisfy a great percentage of a customer’s requirements. And – the customer would also receive enhanced reactive support for HP/SAP issues, through access to HP’s expert SAP reactive support specialists and specially aligned, collaborative reactive processes between HP and SAP.


Today, I read an article written by Doug Janes, “New Virtualized HP AppSystems for SAP HANA for greater efficiency, flexibility & faster provisioning”.  I observed, once again, that HP is making it matter by providing a new service for customers that integrates:


  • An SAP-certified disaster tolerant (DT) system for SAP HANA. The HP DT system uses HP P6000 Continuous Access to perform synchronous replication of a productive SAP HANA database to a secondary site.
  • Integrated Lights Out (iLO) software enabling local and remote management of the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server
  • VMware vSphere software for deployment of HANA virtual machines
  • VMware vCenter – management software used to monitor and administer the SAP HANA virtual machines; also used to create, customize and deploy the SAP HANA virtual machine templates
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) – guest operating system for the SAP HANA virtual machines

In essence, Virtualized HP AppSystems for SAP HANA®, which is built on HP Converged Infrastructure, offers accelerated access to business data. The in-memory computing technology allows you to process massive quantities of data in the main memory of the server to provide immediate results from transaction analysis. – That is why I call it a “converged technology platform”.


Great thinking  from great minds  at HP and SAP!


Until my next post -- See you around the WW-web!

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I graduated in Software Engineering. Joined HP family five years ago, I deliver Insight Remote Support technical consulting for HP customers, in North America, Canada and Latin America. Assist setting up, installing and configuring the solution in customers' IT environments.

Very well said Charles! I always enjoy Reading your post.


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