Dell expands integration with SAP HANA

Dell has expanded its integration with SAP to include new product certifications for SAP HANA which will assist customers to turn customer data into business insights.

The new Dell solutions for SAP HANA are designed to speed deployment time and reduce time to value for running SAP HANA applications.

Dell PowerEdge R920 server has achieved certification for SAP HANA. This 4-socket, 4U server built on Intel’s new E7 processors is designed to handle extremely demanding, mission critical workloads like SAP.

“We have increased focus on designing and delivering the best technology infrastructure on which businesses can run mission-critical applications,” said Sam Greenblatt, chief architect, technology officer and vice president of Engineered Solutions and Technology at Dell.

Initial SAP workload testing shows a record 4-socket Linux benchmark result of 25,451 benchmark users on the SAP SD 2-Tier benchmark. In addition, the test showed up to a 71 percent improved performance over the previous best Fujitsu E7-4800 4-socket SAP SD benchmark.

Tests have also shown nearly the same performance in an SAP environment compared with the previous generation 8-socket IBM x3850 server, providing cost savings in software licensing to the customer.

Dell PowerEdge single-server and scale-out configurations give customers the benefits of running business applications analytics on the same platform simultaneously.

In addition, the Dell PowerEdge R910 and R920 server design allows for incremental growth from 1 to 16 terabytes.

Utilizing both fiber channel SAN technology and a highly available multi-node design, the Dell scale-out solutions for SAP HANA are engineered to provide resiliency and easy expandability.

Daniel Schneiss, head of HANA platform development at SAP AG, said: “Optimized infrastructure and services together with SAP HANA are key for effective customer deployment. Dell is doing great work to help organizations achieve better, faster and more sustainable business results and their latest certifications on SAP HANA are a great step forward.”

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