Introducing the newest member of our Sharks for SAP HANA Family

I remember one year ago this week pretty clearly for two reasons. First, it was around the time we created the Converged Systems organization, a.k.a. “Team Sharks” at HP and second it was the week HP introduced “Project Kraken” to the world at Sapphire.

For those of you who weren’t at Sapphire last year, Project Kraken is a co-development initiative that combines HP Converged Infrastructure with SAP HANA in-memory computing technology to create a single, scalable system that can power your largest and most business-critical applications. Project Kraken was started to help organizations like yours to reduce the amount of time and hardware needed to rapidly analyze and process large amounts of data.

Today, we are taking that to the next level by introducing the newest member of our ConvergedSystem “Sharks” family—HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA.

The big brother of the HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA  launched in mod March of this year, HP ConvergedSytem 900 for SAP HANA is the most powerful member of our Sharks family and the most powerful Integrated SAP HANA system in the industry.

What makes it so special? Take 12 terabytes of in-memory computing, 16 next-generation Intel x86 processors, add world-class high-availability storage, integrated service and suppport and package it all up in a single workload optimized system. The result is unrivaled performance and unmatched scaleabilty. To put this in perspective, the current industry standard is 6 terabytes, which means that HP can offer double the memory in one system.

And just to put this into perspective, how big is 12 terabytes? Well think about the entire printed collection of the U. S. Library of Congress  - that comes to about 10 terabytes. So whichever way you look at this 12TB’s is just big!!

Massive scalability for 100 percent uptime

It’s no secret that organizations are adopting SAP applications to run their most critical business processes. We also know that organizations like yours are constantly exploring how SAP HANA can accelerate the performance of these applications, which include solutions for enterprise resource planning, supply-chain and customer-relationship management to name a few. The issue is that they require 100 percent uptime, but it might not be possible with your current environment. At HP, we worked with SAP to create HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA to power your most mission-critical business applications from a single scale up system and guarantee 100% uptime.

Not only that, but with the HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA you can  manage and analyze extremely large and diverse data sets to facilitate real-time business decisions. With the new system, for example, transactions that might take you 10 minutes to process can now be completed in seconds.  This offers an immediate impact for key performance indicators like employee productivity and customer satisfaction, and can even accelerate your time to revenue. 

Here’s a snapshot of the benefits of HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA:

  • Massive scalability with a 12TB/16s SAP certified system that enables customers to manage and anlayze extremely large and diverse datasets to facilitate real time business decisions.
  • Astonishing performance results – workloads that once required hours to run can now be processed in seconds.
  • Increased operational efficiency by running different application workloads on the same system, without fear of data corruption due to data partitioning and electrical isolation.
  • High-availability features that prevent downtime of your mission-critical business applications.
  • Pre-configured systems can be ordered, installed and ready for operation in as little as 30 days for a rapid return on investment.

After the honeymoon

We also have services to keep your SAP HANA Shark swimming smoothly long after deployment.

  • HP Proactive Care Advanced, the recommended level of support for HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA, provides dedicated technical resources to proactively prevent issues, maximize performance and accelerate problem resolution.
  • New HP Consulting Services for SAP HANA for migration, high-availability, and disaster tolerance delivers rapid deployment and a smooth migration to HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA.

HP and SAP: A history of trusted co-innovation

We began our partnership with our friends over at SAP in 1988 and have since delivered innovative solutions to more than 40,000 joint customers worldwide.

In addition, HP was recognized recently by SAP under their ““Run Together: For partners who co-innovate with SAP to deliver exceptional customer impact.” Awards: Two SAP Pinnacle awards—“2014 Platform Co-Innovation Partner of the Year” and “2014 Rapid Deployment Partner of the Year.” We also were named a finalist for the “2014 HANA Adoption Partner of the Year.”

These awards recognize the collaboration between HP and SAP to deliver innovative solutions, such as the massively scalable systems from the HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA portfolio, to help you drive cutting-edge business innovations with in-memory computing.