Dell Certifies for SAP HANA Hardware
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Dell announced a new workload solution for SAP HANA last week. Ben Tao, director for Converged Infrastructure at Dell, told Enterprise Apps Today that the new offering is not just another also-ran in the market for SAP HANA solutions.
"The fact that we have an SAP HANA-certified solution is not huge news, as other IT vendors have that certification too," Tao said. "We really think we fill gaps that have been left by our competitors that address serious requirements that customers have."
Cisco and HP are among the big name IT vendors with SAP HANA-certified hardware solutions. Both of those vendors released SAP HANA solutions in October, with Cisco's largest system delivering as much as 8 TB of RAM.
Dell's SAP HANA solution is based on the Dell PowerEdge R910 server node. The solution can be configured with up to eight R910 nodes clustered together to deliver 4 TB of RAM for in-memory processing. Tao stressed that Dell's approach is based on a modular architecture that enables easier scalability.