Driving innovation for SAP HANA workloads through IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

Driving innovation for SAP HANA workloads through IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
If your business is running mission critical SAP workloads, it’s time to make some important decisions! 2027 is not far away and the deadline to migrate TO SAP HANA and SAP S/4 HANA is looming. Yes, in 5 years SAP will discontinue support for all earlier ERP applications and databases.
Meanwhile, across all industries, organizations are facing an increasing need to modernize and adapt to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, allowing enterprises to achieve new levels of speed, reliability and innovation. Strategizing and moving toward the future is a significant endeavor for a team of any size. Thankfully, we have an answer!
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server - The only on-premises and off-premises certified IBM® Power® solution for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server was created as a seamless extension of on-premises Power Systems technology. Yet this new hybrid cloud solution has been designed for you, our valued client to take advantage of 4 critical factors:
  1. Cloud-based efficiencies
  2. Industry-renowned security
  3. Reliable performance
  4. Ease of having infrastructure managed by the experts at SBA and IBM.
Icing on the cake-- IBM Power Systems Virtual Server delivers low-latency capacities thanks to 15 data centers in 7 countries with even more on the way, augmenting high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capacities.

That is not all

When you use the hybrid cloud solution of IBM Power Systems Virtual Server, you have access to over 50 SAP-certified production instances. Plus, you can also access customizable instances that can be specifically sized for your environment—encouraging an agile, flexible approach to today’s toughest problems.
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server is purpose-built to handle data-intensive workloads. Our SAP-certified solution follows the success achieved by IBM Power Systems for thousands of clients deploying Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8.1 and 8.2 as well as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 and 15 Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) boot images.
For years, Red Hat and SAP have helped push innovation for clients with various needs in different stages of their transformation. Clients can get the most from their SAP workloads with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 and 8.2, thanks to a proven solution designed to bring flexibility and a solid foundation.
As multicloud platforms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 and 8.2 are built to enable SAP clients to accelerate their hybrid cloud journeys without vendor lock-in. Features such as live kernel patching and Red Hat Enterprise Linux HA solutions for SAP HANA and SAP S/4 HANA help clients’ workloads stay running smoothly during migration.
You can also take full advantage of SLES 12 and 15 OVA boot images, specially optimized for IBM Power Systems Virtual Server. These solutions create even more possibilities for those looking to run SAP HANA workloads on SLES.

Let’s get started

SAP HANA is one of the most cutting-edge technologies enterprises can use as they continue their journey toward innovation. SBA’s expertise in traditional IT environments and cloud combined with the scalability, uptime and faster provisioning of IBM Power Systems Virtual Server, is the right solution for your growing and demanding enterprise.
Let’s work together to see how IBM Power Systems Virtual Server can drive success for your business. Speak to an expert today to see how it fits into your strategy.
Written by
Viswanathan N
Viswa is the head of Service and delivery and is responsible for Managing and growing the practice and delivery functions at SBA. With over 20+ years of experience as IT technical, service delivery & solution architect, Viswa’s primary focus is creating a good customer experience by increasing their perceived value in terms of products or services availed from SBA.
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