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What Is SAP?

What Is SAP?

A German multinational software corporation, SAP stands for Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing. The company makes enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP software provides end-to-end solutions for finance, logistics, distribution, and inventory management.

What is SAP HANA?

SAP HANA is an in-memory relational database management system (RDBMS) designed for the hybrid cloud. As an in-memory database, SAP HANA is designed to store data in main memory rather than disk, making it faster than traditional RDBMSs. SAP HANA is also column-oriented, which makes its SQL queries quicker than the conventional row-oriented approach.

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How All-flash Storage Can Accelerate SAP Performance

Deploying SAP on traditional storage often leads to complex, inefficient, and costly operational models. Many existing storage solutions are based on old, slow, and inefficient disk storage, or non-optimized hybrid storage systems, and mostly deployed in silos. The resulting architectures are too expensive, suffer from poor performance, and/or have significant downtime windows. As a result,  they’re unsuitable for the consolidation of business-critical applications and databases. 

On the other hand, running business-critical applications and databases on all-flash storage provides an immediate and powerful performance transformation for traditional SAP and SAP HANA. In addition, SAP users also get the ability to run various mixed workloads on the same infrastructure, which breaks down silo barriers while introducing a whole host of operational, management, and disaster recovery benefits. These benefits will ultimately transform IT and modernize SAP through reduced risk and cost and greater resources for innovation.

Why Deploy SAP Apps On Pure Storage FlashStack?

FlashStack™ TDI is a converged infrastructure (CI) solution that combines Cisco Unified Computing System and Pure Storage® all-flash storage platform to create the perfect on-premises system for maximizing the strengths of SAP HANA. Benefits of hosting SAP apps on FlashStack include:

  • Up to 70% reduction on HANA licensing fees with DirectMemory™ Cache for HANA Native Storage Extension
  • The high-throughput, low-latency, and massively parallel performance of NVMe storage
  • 99.9999% availability for your SAP apps with ActiveCluster™ on FlashArray™
  • Simplified SAP automation and modernization

FlashStack allows you to combine the speed and efficiency of a column-oriented, in-memory database with an all-flash CI solution.

As a SAP Global Technology Partner, Pure Storage works closely with SAP to deliver deep technology integrations in areas of intelligent enterprise, cloud computing, storage, and virtualization.

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