SAP HANA is foundational for next-generation data-driven intelligent enterprise applications and processes. Consider the momentum of SAP HANA:
IT departments require a modern infrastructure to deliver the performance, scale, protection, and availability to power new mission-critical, data-driven intelligent applications with SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Leonardo.
Dell Technologies has invested in the SAP HANA certification program for hardware to help customers accelerate implementations with reduced risk. Dell first partnered with SAP in 2011, when they announced the SAP HANA appliance model for targeted workloads. Since then, the Dell Technologies portfolio has expanded to include SAP’s tailored data center integration (TDI), converged infrastructure (CI), and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) models, creating a path to run SAP HANA like any other database on shared infrastructure.
In 2018, SAP extended their SAP HANA platform support to include a certification and validation process for hyperconverged platforms, including a software-defined storage platform and a software stack for the hypervisor. SAP has certified the PowerFlex HCI deployment model, where compute and storage reside in the same server, for SAP HANA deployments.
Dell EMC PowerFlex is a rack-scale hyperconverged system that delivers an exceptional combination of performance, resiliency, and flexibility to meet the needs of the modern enterprise data center. PowerFlex HCI includes the VMware vSphere hypervisor and the PowerFlex platform. This validation guide describes PowerFlex configurations for running SAP HANA workloads.