We’ve made significant progress in the area of SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration and the same is true for virtual HANA. So highest time for an update, just the facts…
SAP HANA HARDWARE
The SAP HANA hardware directory lists certified appliances, certified enterprise storage as well as supported entry level systems. The entry level HANA is based on Intel Xeon E5 processors, has a maximum of 2 sockets ranging in size up to 1.5TB, is scale-up only and part of TDI.
The following figure shows the technology roadmap of virtualized HANA. The next big thing we’ll see shortly is HANA scale-out on VMware.
For more please take a look at the SAP HANA on VMware vSphere site.
SUITE ON HANA MIGRATION FACTS
According to the HANA system sizes that you find in the installed base (marked red in the chart below)
- 74% of all systems are smaller or equal to 1 TB (-> addressable with vSphere 5.5) and
- 95% of all systems are smaller or equal to 4 TB (-> addressable with vSphere 6)
With the help of TDI, SAP HANA has arrived at the data center and can be integrated into an existing, well-established infrastructure. With the homework done for vHANA as well, we’ll see more and more integration into the Software-defined Data Center – and that’s the salt in the soup!
For more please take a look at the Tailored Data Center Integration Content Site in the Everything SAP at EMC community network.