SAP and VMWare will now offer another deployment architecture for SAP HANA. During the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, SAP announced the upcoming availability of SAP HANA on VMWare vSphere 5.1 for testing and development.
SAP’s customers will have the ability to provide instances of SAP HANA in virtual machines faster, use advanced datacenter capabilities of VMware vSphere such as Dynamic Resource Scheduling and vSphere vMotion, and more easily configure their testing and development environments over the cloud.
This also enables SAP HANA to operate on a VMware deployment architecture, which is commonly found in the SAP customer datacenter. Now users can deploy SAP HANA’s instances on demand over vSphere, enabling SAP to expand HANA’s availability over a wider number of platforms.
Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware, provided the following comments at the conference:
The software defined datacenter, delivered by the VMware vCloud Suite, can empower organizations to achieve greater agility and flexibility while simplifying their IT operations. SAP support for VMware vSphere 5.1 on SAP HANA can give customers the confidence they need to be successful in virtualizing their tier-one business-critical applications.