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Industry Support for SAP HANA

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SAP and VMware Announce SAP HANA® for Production Use on VMware vSphere 5.5


AdvizeX Technologies

“The ability to fully run SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 will have an incredible impact on our customers.  The critical services that the virtual infrastructure provides, such as automation, portability, live migration, and high availability, will now be extended to the HANA platform.  Additionally, this offering will begin the journey to allow customers the flexibility to run SAP HANA in both the private and public cloud.”

Paul Timmerman, vice president of Technology


“By extending Capgemini and VMware’s next-generation enterprise cloud orchestration and management platform to support SAP solutions, we plan to be able to help our clients improve their TCO, accelerate the adoption of SAP HANA and ultimately optimize the business value of migrating to a new platform. Capgemini’s industry solutions from SAP are available on the SAP HANA platform, and can now be hosted on a highly available virtualized VMware vSphere infrastructure.”

Olivier Sévillia, CEO Application Services, Continental Europe

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

“CenturyLink Technology Solutions empowers businesses to achieve success with SAP HANA Cloud through managed services that deliver fast time to market, low total ownership costs and extraordinary flexibility on a high-performance cloud platform. SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 will further strengthen our ability to help business implement cost-effective big data solutions.”

Brent Juelich, vice president, Application Services


“Business critical, real-time application platforms such as SAP HANA require a robust, application centric infrastructure. With unparalleled performance and scalability, the Cisco Unified Computing System provides an ideal foundation for SAP HANA environments. Cisco UCS along with Cisco-based integrated infrastructure solutions, including Vblock Systems and FlexPod, support SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5.”

Satinder Sethi, vice president, Data Center Solutions


“Dell's strategy is centered around enabling customers to build and manage their datacenters without reliance on proprietary systems, closed architectures or specialized skillsets. As the winner of the 2014 Global OEM Partner of the Year by VMware, we are excited by SAP HANA on vSphere 5.5. Customers can now use Dell’s deep, hardware-level integration of VMware vSphere 5.5 to run their SAP HANA deployments with the same tools they use to manage the rest of their VMware virtualized datacenter. This brings greater flexibility, scalability and value over legacy environments, and our unique non-disruptive SAP modernization capabilities helps customers realize these benefits without production downtime.”

Sam Greenblatt, vice president, Engineered Solutions and Technology

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

“By combining the power of SAP HANA with VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use, clients can now take advantage of this technology while continuing to leverage Deloitte’s deep SAP HANA and VMware’s consulting and integration expertise and experience. Our clients can now realize even faster time-to-value, higher IT service levels, lower TCO - and faster solution deployments.”

Jan Waals, Global SAP Practice Leader


“Our valued partnerships with SAP and VMware enable customers to realize the benefits of higher efficiency and agility when deploying SAP HANA in virtualized environments. SAP HANA on vSphere 5.5 helps customers increase the flexibility, agility and value of SAP HANA deployments across enterprise and cloud applications. Fusion ioMemory flash products helps customers meet the high performance requirements of this solution.”

Gary Smerdon, chief strategy officer


“SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 opens greater flexibility for SAP HANA customers looking to innovate and simplify their application environment. The ability for our customers to now run VMware infrastructure on of the SAP-certified HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA makes HP and VMware an ideal solution for customers; critical environments like SAP and SAP HANA demand an enterprise-grade level of management that HP and VMware optimally provide our joint customers.”

Paul Miller, vice president, Worldwide Marketing


“IBM has been a leader in SAP HANA enterprise deployments with our eX5 and new X6 systems. We are pleased to have played an integral role leading to the availability of virtualized SAP HANA with VMware vSphere 5.5. Both SAP and VMware are longtime partners of IBM, so it is very natural for the three companies to team and deliver significant business benefit that enables our common customers to achieve the greater agility, innovation and scalability they seek in their enterprise IT infrastructure.”

Alex Yost, vice president, Strategy and Alliances, x86/ PureSystems Solutions


“We are already hosting SAP HANA test, development and sandbox systems in our SAP-certified HANA Enterprise Cloud built on a software-defined data center architecture in order to further automate our SAP operations, and providing our SAP HANA customers dedicated and isolated resources, achieving fast deployment as well as guaranteed maximum SLAs by using proven HA concepts. SAP HANA on vSphere 5.5 will bring dynamic and flexible growth to customers’ SAP HANA systems without any negative production impact and therefore enables our pay as you need SAP HANA offering. With the announced official support, itelligence will immediately start using SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5.”

Ulrich Meine, director, Global Business Development Outsourcing


“NetApp has a strong history of innovation with VMware and SAP in embracing new technologies and helping customers evolve their IT towards a software-defined data center model. The three companies coming together is a natural evolution in bringing virtualized HANA to the enterprise. Customers will be able to drive business impact with the agility provided by vSphere and clustered Data ONTAP for SAP HANA. We look forward to continuing our relationship with both companies and providing industry leading solutions for business critical applications.”

Maria Olson, vice president, Global Alliances


“SGI is excited to be a partner for the SAP HANA platform. VMware’s large scale virtualization is very exciting for us in high-end SAP HANA implementations. The server consolidation provided by SGI and VMware for SAP HANA can provide dramatic savings for customers both in acquisition costs and longer term cost of ownership.”

Jorge Titinger, president and CEO


“VCE has a proven track record for virtualizing SAP landscapes on VMware vSphere 5.5, which is becoming a critical requirement of next-generation data centers. We’ve worked closely with SAP to enable a fast, low-risk way to deploy SAP HANA, SAP Business Warehouse and SAP Tailored Data Integration on Vblock Systems. SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production environments is an exciting next step in accelerating customers’ journey to the cloud – paving the way for continued collaboration between VCE, VMware and SAP to provide certified scale-up and scale-out portfolio solutions for virtualized SAP HANA on Vblock Systems.”

Trey Layton, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer


“Virtustream is very excited to offer SAP HANA on vSphere 5.5. Our customers will  be able to gain all the benefits of SAP HANA rapidly and at a lower cost.  Virtustream’s xStream cloud platform can now extend performance SLAs, utility-based billing, rapid deployment, built in high availability and disaster recovery -- to SAP HANA production environments as well as develop/test environments. Our 100+ SAP/HANA cloud customers will be able to rapidly take advantage of this new capability.”

Michael Hoch, SVP of Cloud Advisory Services

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