Dell SC Storage Solutions Certified for SAP HANA Environments

More than likely, if you are reading this, your enterprise already knows about SAP HANA’s industry leading in memory data processing platform with advanced capabilities.  SAP HANA has more than 10,000 customers today and many large enterprises are migrating away from traditional database platforms into SAP HANA.  Dell understands that a database switch takes lots of time and many stakeholders are affected all the way through the business supply chain during this process.  Data downtime as well as interruption of services for users is unacceptable.  The biggest challenge for enterprise systems in the future lies in their flexibility.

The new Dell SC Storage Solutions for SAP HANA gives customers the ability to use in-memory to ensure that their infrastructure can keep pace with growing business demands.  This certification enables customers to leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments.  The end-to-end testing and certification ensured that SAP HANA appliances met the stringent criteria set by SAP, contributing in a major way towards the predictability and success of the platform.  As a result, customers can expect reduced hardware and operational costs and increased flexibility in hardware vendor selection.

SAP HANA with Dell SC Storage

The SC4020, designed to make Dell Storage technologies available to mid-tier enterprise, allows customers to migrate and consolidate without breaking the budget.  The SC8000 is designed to handle mainstream storage needs at scale while the latest flagship SC9000 can scale all-flash solutions to as low as $0.65/GB*1 while being able to achieve over 340,000 IOPs with sub-millisecond latency when running OLTP workloads*2 all while attaining a Five Nines high data availability.   Implementing SAP HANA with the SC series SAN provides customers the benefits of running business applications analytics on the same platform simultaneously, while also supporting large scale business analytics applications in order to:

  • Easily scale to meet business demands:   Scale-out up to 8 SAP HANA nodes per SC4020/ SC8000 and up to 16 nodes per SC9000.
  • Future-proof investments in technology:  Dell’s scale-out storage solutions eliminates the need to “rip and replace” when upgrading compute and storage, while also providing modular, non-disruptive scalability.
  • Provide enterprise class availability:  Utilizing fibre channel SAN technology, the Dell scale-out solutions for SAP HANA are engineered to provide resiliency and easy expandability.

The Dell Storage Solutions page can help answer any questions you may have and also guide you to the correct SAP HANA experts.  Our experience in Oracle solutions will allow us to migrate and switch over your legacy platforms over to SAP HANA in a seamless fashion and without downtime.  Whether you need performance-optimized flash technologies, ultra-dense storage enclosures, traditional or software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, we can help you choose the right options for your organization’s needs.  Please also check out the Dell Virtual Storage Rack to get hands on experience to all Dell Storage products.

*1  Street pricing based on a variety of sources, including analyst data, price sheets when available and public information. Any individual customer’s price may vary based on a variety of circumstances and data should be used for comparison. Net effective capacity is after applying a 2.5x compression ratio. Customer results may vary depending on application and configuration.

*2  Internal test performed by Dell in September 2015 with Storage Center 6.7 on dual SC9000 controllers and OLTP type workloads with 70%/30% Read/Write mix and 8k sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability

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