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SAP Solutions—High Availability on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Modern SAP systems, running critical workloads, have to meet the highest standards for availability of their SAP services. SAP already comes with some basic redundancy mechanisms out of the box. However, for a full high availability, SAP relies on third-party, high availability cluster solutions, that are designed to cover all components in the SAP solution stack that could fail and cause an interruption of the SAP services. The protected components include for example the SAP NetWeaver software, SAP databases, the network, server hardware and the underlying storage systems.
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Migrating SAP® Solutions to Linux? Three Steps to Success

Every day, SAP® solution administrators all over the world have an opportunity to make truly transformational decisions. One of those is whether to migrate SAP applications from proprietary RISC/UNIX platforms to Linux running on standards-based servers. Such a move has the potential to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your SAP infrastructure. But how can you ensure that this very technical and potentially risky operation goes smoothly and successfully?

Read on for three simple steps to ensure success:

• Understand your Linux options.
• Build a business case for migration.
• Select a certified SAP migration partner.

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3 Reasons Why the Future of Storage is Open Source and Cloud

Analysts predict massive growth in software defined storage in the coming year— and with solid reasoning. The capacity to pool storage across different arrays and applications is the latest wave in virtualization and is expected to have the same impact on the cost and upgrade cycle for storage as it has had on servers.
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Product Spotlight: Expanding the Spectrum of Software Defined Storage

A good starting point for deploying SDS is cold storage. Shipments of capacity-optimized HDD storage systems will increase five-fold from 2012 to 2016. Demand for cold storage systems is driven by the growth of unstructured data such as mobile messages, surveillance video, and medical records.

Consequently, reducing the cost of cold storage is a high priority for storage architects. SDS is an excellent solution for addressing the rising cost of cold storage. And unlike transaction-intensive storage which is mission-critical, cold storage is not frequently accessed and a less risky environment for deploying new technology.
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SAP Solutions—High Availability on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Modern SAP systems, running critical workloads, have to meet the highest standards for availability of their SAP services. SAP already comes with some basic redundancy mechanisms out of the box. However, for a full high availability, SAP relies on third-party, high availability cluster solutions, that are designed to cover all components in the SAP solution stack that could fail and cause an interruption of the SAP services. The protected components include for example the SAP NetWeaver software, SAP databases, the network, server hardware and the underlying storage systems.
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Migrating SAP® Solutions to Linux? Three Steps to Success

Every day, SAP® solution administrators all over the world have an opportunity to make truly transformational decisions. One of those is whether to migrate SAP applications from proprietary RISC/UNIX platforms to Linux running on standards-based servers. Such a move has the potential to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your SAP infrastructure. But how can you ensure that this very technical and potentially risky operation goes smoothly and successfully?

Read on for three simple steps to ensure success:

• Understand your Linux options.
• Build a business case for migration.
• Select a certified SAP migration partner.

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SAP HANA System Replication on SLES for SAP Applications

“SAP customers invest in SAP HANA” is the conclusion reached by a recent market study carried out by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). In Germany alone, half of the companies expect SAP HANA to become the dominant database platform in the SAP environment. In many cases, the “SAP Business Suite® powered by SAP HANA” scenario is already being discussed in concrete terms.

Naturally, SUSE is also accommodating this development by providing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications – the recommended and supported operating system for SAP HANA. In close collaboration with SAP and hardware partners, therefore, SUSE will provide two resource agents for customers to ensure the high availability of SAP HANA system replications.

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SAP HANA and SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server

SAP HANA is by far the most in-demand in-memory platform on the market. Across all industries and regions, users benefit from its accelerated business processes, operations, decisions and simplified data landscapes to reduce costs.

A study by Forrester Research on behalf of SAP showed that customers who introduce SAP HANA can save over 70 percent on software investments and 15 percent on hardware costs compared with traditional databases. At the same time, SAP HANA is evolving into a leading development and application platform.

Read more to learn how.

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