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 EMC has invested in SAP HANA’s certification program for hardware to help customers accelerate implementations with reduced risk. Dell EMC first partnered with SAP in 2011, when they announced the SAP HANA appliance model for targeted workloads. Since then, the Dell EMC 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 an SDS platform and a software stack for the hypervisor. SAP has certified the VxFlex HCI deployment model, where compute and storage reside in the same server, for SAP HANA deployments.
Dell EMC VxFlex 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. VxFlex HCI includes the VMware vSphere hypervisor and the VxFlex OS software-defined storage (SDS) platform. This validation guide describes VxFlex configurations for running SAP HANA workloads.