SAPPHIRE NOW: HDS introduces converged infrastructure platforms for SAP HANA environments



Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a SAP partner, launched Tuesday a series of new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions for SAP HANA environments based on Intel XEON E5 and E7 processors, including the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP S/4HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and new analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA.

These systems and enhancements provide optimized converged infrastructure platforms that allow customers to run multiple applications on a single platform, which reduces cost, complexity and data center footprint.

The low-cost Hitachi UCP 1000 for SAP HANA is ideal for test and development and for small and medium-size enterprise environments, while the UCP 6000 systems help meet the needs of demanding data center applications.

UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering reduces data storage cost by placing active data in memory and placing less frequently accessed data in lower-cost storage. The analytics with UCP 6000 for SAP HANA enable users to consolidate data from multiple application sources, allowing users to turn data into business insights.

HDS also announced that its UCP 6000 system has been added to SAP Co-Innovation Lab to develop, test and demonstrate the reference architecture. This project is true to the vision of the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, which is to enable SAP and its partners to produce innovative solutions with reduced risk while accelerating time to market.

Determining the optimal UCP 6000 configuration and reference architecture for running SAP HANA dynamic tiering can help meet needs, as well as ensure the openness and extensibility needed to integrate future innovations.

“Our strategic relationship with SAP is helping customers accelerate their journey through digital transformation as well as modern consumption, application development and IT delivery models,” said Jim Beckman, vice president of global alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. “Our collaboration around innovation for tomorrow and our combined skills, capabilities and solutions, like our new Hitachi UCP Solutions for SAP HANA, can help customers harness the power of their data and address growing market requirements around cloud, analytics, and the Internet of Things.”

Last month, HDS, the wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, announced new upgrades and additions to its Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G series portfolio designed to reduce the ongoing costs of traditional environments and exploit and monetize data, which is too often trapped in silos of technology.

Digital transformation has put data at the center of business strategy and has made IT a key element of corporate success, but is also putting new pressures on IT to modernize processes, systems and skillsets. To help break down data silos and modernize storage management, Hitachi Data Systems has embedded NAS functionality, cloud optimization and enhanced VMware integration into VSP G400, VSP G600 and VSP G800 storage platforms to simplify and accelerate data center modernization efforts.

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