Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Hitachi largesse SAP Business Suite in Secure, Multitenancy environments


Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. announced that- its logical partitioning (LPAR) technology on Hitachi x86 servers has been confirmed to run SAP Business Suite software. This Hitachi platform facilitates secure, scalable production environments for on-premise and cloud positioning of SAP solutions.


Hitachi LPAR on x86 servers will help cater customer pain points to considerably lessen total costs by way of consolidation, as well as augment performance as well as provide high levels of data protection.

“We are pleased to reach this milestone in the 20th anniversary of our relationship with SAP,” alleged Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. Informing that – “With this technology, verified to run SAP Business Suite, we can bring together leading solutions that offer our customers an efficient and robust enterprise infrastructure to deliver business value today.”

Pluses entailing Hitachi logical partitioning on x86 for SAP Business Suite takes account of enhanced efficacies and streamlined deployments and management involving SAP solutions. Clienteles making use of Hitachi LPAR have already realized the enlisted benefits, viz:

  • Aggregate costs reduced by as much as 70%
  • Enhanced application density by as much as 33:1
  • Lessening in the number of servers necessary by up to 80%
  • power ,Space and maintenance reduction up to 40%

“Hitachi servers with LPAR for SAP Business Suite add tremendous value in supporting our clients’ big-data needs and further enhances our CSC Cloud IU (Infrastructure Utility) for SAP solutions and hybrid cloud service offerings,” purported John Catalano, director, Solution Development, Cloud Solutions, CSC. Supplementing that – “Hitachi together with CSC’s experience with SAP solutions and track record of cloud success will further enable us to support SAP solutions in the cloud, thus meeting our customers’ performance and scalability requirements.”

HDS correspondingly declared that – it is also making available 3 fresh solutions for the SAP HANA platform, together with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for SAP HANA Platform (UCP for SAP HANA) – with Hitachi Compute Blade 520X B1 (CB520X B1) – for SAP HANA in scale-up configurations founded on the latest Intel Xeon E7 v2 (Ivy Bridge) technology.

Hitachi Unified Storage VM and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000) have also been certified courtesy; SAP as shared storage solutions for SAP HANA. These solutions make available investment protection and flexibility, chiefly for clienteles who plan to migrate to SAP HANA, by means of compute and storage designed to scale along with patrons’ requisites. Accordingly, UCP for SAP HANA offers clienteles exceptional efficacies, performance and enterprise-class scalability.

Hitachi UCP for SAP HANA making use of Intel Ivy Bridge technology and VSP G1000 build on January’s announcement of an OEM agreement between Hitachi and SAP, which empowers HDS to afford an end-to-end, enterprise data warehouse appliance that encompasses of the SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) application on SAP HANA, UCP for SAP HANA, services and support.

“UCP for SAP HANA meets all of our requirements: optimum scalability, simple architecture, speed, flexibility, and rapid implementation,” held Andreas Kranabitl, managing director, SPAR Information & Communication Service GmbH. Furthering that – “With Hitachi server technology and VSP G1000, UCP for SAP HANA will be the infrastructure we trust to handle the high- performance demands of becoming a predictive retail business.”

The Hitachi Data Systems portfolio takes account of industry-leading systems to be able to support mission-critical environments running SAP HANA, viz:

  • Hitachi VSP G1000 arrives as the newest tier-one enterprise storage platform that is certified for SAP HANA. This certification facilitates Hitachi to be able to chip in SAP’s program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration. Through participation in the program, clienteles can power their prevailing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, making available added choice for organizations regardless of the fact – when working in heterogeneous environments.
  • A latest Gartner report shows Hitachi VSP as the industry frontrunner in enterprise storage systems. At present, the recently VSP G1000 propelled into action provides an always-on infrastructure that offers high availability and data protection, key criteria for mission-critical applications powered by SAP HANA.
  • UCP for SAP HANA in a scale up configuration:
  • Single-node configurations for SAP HANA and SAP Business Suite.
  • Hitachi CB502X B1 servers use the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processor technology for highly optimized system performance and large amounts of memory that are key to applications that perform in-memory analytics, as for instance SAP HANA.
  • Enterprise storage delivered through participation in SAP’s program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration:
  • Under the SAP HANA tailored data center integration approach, clienteles can make use of certified servers with Hitachi VSP and Hitachi Unified Storage VM for scale-out deployments of SAP HANA.

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Hitachi largesse SAP Business Suite in Secure, Multitenancy environments