During our tests with SAP HANA on Unity XT storage, we observed that:
- SAP HANA production installations on Unity XT systems require SSDs for the SAP HANA persistence to meet the SAP HANA KPIs.
- Using SSDs for the SAP HANA persistence provides the following significant benefits:
- Initial array and disk configuration that is based on capacity without the need to take spindle count into consideration
- Reduced SAP HANA startup and host auto-failover times
- Reduced SAP HANA backup times