SAP Sapphire in June in Orlando can be a magical experience…a hot, humid, magical experience.   This year Cisco is showcasing a number of new SAP solutions. Our Sapphire magic starts with a big reveal:


Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for SAP.  Cisco has emerged as the experience leader for SAP hyperconverged infrastructure, completing the first SAP virtualized HCI benchmark, and supporting the first batch of some two dozen SAP ERP customers on our Cisco HyperFlex platform with improved performance, on-demand scalability, and cloud-like economics.

CorpFlex, an SAP Service Provider with over 100 SAP clients, has enjoyed increased flexibility, reduced TCO, and a 40% performance gain from deploying on HyperFlex.  Barroso Santos, CorpFlex’s CTO, discussed the advantages of HyperFlex in a recent interview with SAPinsider Magazine:

“The system is very structured to run mission critical systems in production, and the hyperconverged platform has been tested and approved for these mission critical [SAP ERP] applications that our customers depend on.”  

If you’re looking to instantly turbocharge your legacy ERP, come hear us on Wednesday, June 6 at 1:30 in Theatre 4, to learn more about Modernizing Your ERP with Hyperconverged Infrastructure.


HCI, Big Data, and Containers.  Our latest HCI magic is integrating SAP Data Hub with the Cisco Container Platform on HyperFlex to create a Kubernetes containerized nucleus for big data capture across your entire extended multicloud enterprise, regardless of the original data source or application.

Please join SAP’s EVP for Platforms, Dr. Franz Faerber, and Cisco’s VP for Cloud Solutions, Kip Compton, at their Fireside Chat  on Wednesday, June 6 at 4 p.m., as they discuss the future of containerization, Kubernetes, and hybrid cloud environments.


AppDynamics for SAP.  But what’s the use of having the best enterprise application infrastructure without world-class application monitoring?  That’s why Cisco has just announced AppDynamics for SAP, an application performance management solution for SAP environments that provides code-level insights and deep visibility into true root cause analysis.


And no mission critical application landscape is complete without considering your Cybersecurity Defenses.   As IT infrastructure expands to the cloud, your vulnerable attack-surface grows ever larger.  Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption.  Modern-day IT pirates plant ransomware to hold sensitive data hostage and threaten your most valuable asset, your brand.  Stop by the Cisco booth to see how we apply our award-winning end-to-end automated security solutions to protect distributed SAP environments.  And download the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report to learn more about responding to these new threats.


Finally, as one might expect from the undisputed leader in Collaboration, we’re showcasing our spectacular, interactive Cisco Webex Board for SAP’s Digital Boardroom.  Experience the coolest way possible to collaborate virtually with colleagues anywhere in the world.

This Sapphire week promises to be great fun for Cisco as we unveil our powerful new SAP solutions.  And befitting the home of the Magic Kingdom, we’re also entertaining our guests with some astounding magical illusions.   Come by booth #550 and prepare to be amazed.

Assuming we get final approval from Legal, we might even saw somebody in half!


Brian Ferrar

Enterprise Marketing Manager

UCS & Data Center