SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 01 is now generally available. Here’s the link to the latest enhancements and the session overview. If you can’t make it, webinar recordings and presentation materials will be available in the SAP HANA iFG Community.
In my last blog post I had mentioned self-service SAP provisioning. To give you an idea how that looks like from a user’s perspective I’m adding a 2-min-video from our last Enterprise Hybrid Cloud for SAP validation. No marketing video, just a documentation from my engineering colleagues (thanks guys!) how things are working.
The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud for Solution has been updated to 3.5 a couple of weeks ago, so let’s take a look at SAP specific enhancements to this release, especially the current architecture, integration points, self-service SAP provisioning, NSX as well as SAP monitoring and root cause analysis with the help of vRealize Operations and ViPR SRM. Continue Reading
IDC interviewed 10 customers running ScaleIO software-only and/or VxRack FLEX Nodes. These customers represented a cross-section of industries and were evenly split between enterprises and providers of IT and cloud services. At the time of the interviews, the organizations were using ScaleIO for an average of 96 physical servers, with an average of 408TB of storage and 2,071 virtual machines running in their EMC ScaleIO environments. IDC’s study shows that organizations are deriving significant business value from their investment in software-defined storage with EMC ScaleIO. IDC calculates average annual benefits per organization of $1.74 million and a break even on their investment in eight months.
Great news from from SAPPHIRE in Orlando: VMware vSphere 6.0 is now in General Availability with SAP HANA SPS 11 (or later releases) for production single-VM use cases. This allows you to assign up to 4 TB of RAM and up to 128 vCPUs to a VM. See SAP Note 2315348 for specific information and constraints. For the full picture please also visit the SAP HANA on VMware vSphere SCN page.