SAN JOSE, Ca. and HOPKINTON, Mass. and– June 7, 2012
- Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) with EMC® VNX™ 5300 unified storage systems are now certified for the SAP HANA® platform.
- Together, these technologies combine Cisco's data center computing and networking technology with the EMC's enterprise-class storage technology
- The EMC Proven™ Solution provides industry-leading manageability, scalability and availability capabilities necessary for critical SAP® application-based environments.
- Results in immediate access to vast amounts of information with SAP HANA's reporting and analysis, enabling insights and visibility to speed business decisions.
Cisco and EMC today announced certification of Cisco UCS blades with EMC® VNX®5300 unified storage systems to run the SAP HANA® platform. Together, these leading Cisco and EMC technologies can substantially reduce business risk and further ensure that customers receive the scalability, high availability, disaster tolerance and continuous access required for their mission-critical information.
Validated through in-depth testing and analysis conducted by SAP AG, EMC, and Cisco, the certified solution enables customers to transform their business by harnessing the power of information to make real-time business decisions. By helping organizations act on information as it happens, SAP HANA helps customers dramatically increase the speed of their existing processes and allows for access to large amounts of data in shorter periods of time.
Cisco and EMC are working to address strong customer demand for infrastructure in support of SAP HANA. Cisco and EMC's joint go-to-market activities include sales collaboration, channel partner enablement, collaborative technical services and support, integrated professional services, and marketing. The integrated solution is now in limited availability globally.
Designed from the ground up with a "clean slate" approach, Cisco UCS is an integrated system, designed to optimize compute, networking, storage access, virtualization and management. UCS tapped into a powerful market demand for a new approach to computing, enabling IT organizations to unleash new business models with its innovative, integrated architecture. Customers are able to reduce the time to deploy new applications, improve business agility and reduce costs. UCS is the first fabric computing platform that combines industry-standard, x86-architecture servers with networking and storage access into an integrated system.
In an extensive survey of end users conducted by leading industry analyst firm IDC¹, EMC was named the #1 storage choice for SAP solutions and other mission critical environments. The survey ranks storage vendors based on how end users are deploying their technology with enterprise applications. Results of the survey show that more customers choose EMC storage than any other storage for their SAP environments. EMC, as a leading information infrastructure provider for SAP solutions, provides customers running SAP HANA with the availability, protection, and automation needed to further enable real-time analytics to gain competitive advantage.
Designed to deliver proven Five-9's availability, award winning VNX storage delivers end-to-end data integrity, multiple RAID options, and proactive global sparing and diagnostics. Advanced software suites provide local and remote data protection, application protection, security and compliance. The VNX series delivers leadership performance, efficiency, and simplicity for demanding virtual application environments. VNX optimizes application performance that span the leading set of enterprise applications, as well as the SAP HANA platform. EMC's Unisphere® software provides a simple and intuitive interface for provisioning, monitoring and managing the VNX family.
Prasad Rampalli, Senior Vice President, EMC Global Solutions Group
"EMC, SAP and Cisco are continuing their close collaboration by integrating best-of-breed technologies and delivering an industry-leading solution in scalability, availability and performance for customers running SAP HANA. Today we are launching an "application-aware" infrastructure which addresses mission-critical requirements for IT to accelerate their adoption of SAP HANA in the enterprise. We are excited to be a key part of this inflection point in the industry with "in-memory" computing on EMC Cisco infrastructure, establishing a new normal for time-to-information and making real-time business decisions."
David Yen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Business Group at Cisco
"As data volumes in the enterprise continue to grow exponentially, the need for businesses to react to business events more quickly through real-time analysis and reporting of operational data is becoming a strategic imperative. SAP HANA used in combination with EMC unified storage and Cisco's easy to manage, highly-scalable UCS architecture delivers a highly innovative and agile infrastructure to meet the demanding performance needs of real-time analytics."
Stefan Sigg, Senior Vice President, In-Memory Platform, SAP
"Through this latest announcement, we are entering the next phase in our strategic collaborations with EMC and Cisco. By teaming with key partners in our ecosystem, we can deliver the power of our disruptive innovations to customers, providing access to the best-of-breed technologies needed to harness the power of their information to create business value for their end users."
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1 IDC, "Storage Users Demand Study 2011 - Spring Edition: Unlocking the Minds of Storage Users" (September 2011 / Doc # 230148)
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