Cisco embraces SAP HANA TDI for Networking

SAP recently announced that they have expanded their SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) to include networking.   So what does this mean?  It means that if a SAP customer installs SAP HANA, and that same customer has enough capacity on their existing networking equipment to satisfy the SAP HANA certification requirements for networking, then the customer can utilize their existing networking architecture for SAP HANA without having to purchase additional equipment to meet those requirements.

Because 80% of SAP customers already have Cisco Networking equipment installed in their existing architecture, this will possibly lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) for those customers who wish to install SAP HANA in their organization.

This announcement comes on the heels of Cisco’s announcement last week of the expansion of their server portfolio with the addition of the Cisco C880 8 socket server.   This server will be used exclusively for SAP Analytics and Suite on HANA workloads.

With this expansion of the server product line, Cisco provides a one-stop shop for their complete SAP architecture which includes Cloud, (Enterprise, Intercloud, Private, and Hybrid Cloud), Compute, Management, and IT Process Automation (ITPA).  The Cisco server expansion will also highlight how Cisco’s eco-partners may augment their SAP workloads on Cisco certified platforms

 “Cisco’s new Suite on SAP HANA solution addresses a rapidly growing segment of SAP customers who are looking to drive business innovation and faster time to market with application performance that scales for real-time big data workloads.   EMC is excited to offer broad choices of deployment options for this solution, including Tailored Datacenter Integration and SAP HANA virtualized with vCloud Suite, and EMC’s industry leading storage solutions that provide the data protection customers require for mission critical applications.”

~Tom Tormey, Vice President, Technology Alliances, EMC Corporation

“Cisco’s new 8-socket C880 M4 server helps meet the processing demands we see with the larger Suite on HANA workloads. VCE’s modular architecture in our Vblock Systems provides the flexibility to allow our customers to take advantage of new Cisco server technologies such as the new M4 server. We are excited to provide the C880 M4 as an option for our customers to address additional HANA and SAP use cases.”

–Jamie Erbes, vice president, products and services portfolio, VCE

 “NetApp’s market leadership with our Data ONTAP storage operating system relies on tightly integrated solutions with alliance partners like Cisco and SAP. Combining the newSAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) with Cisco’s C880 8-Socket server is exciting for customers because it enables innovation while leveraging existing investments. Our mutual customers can reduce overall costs while realizing additional value through this differentiated shared infrastructure solution for SAP HANA deployments.”

Maria Olson – Vice President Global Alliances, NetApp

Come visit Cisco at SAP TechEd and dcode in Las Vegas.  The Cisco booth is 1000.  Cisco has eleven separate speaking opportunities at TechEd and will talk in detail about this exciting expansion of our server portfolio, in addition to Internet of Things, Application Centric Infrastructure, Tailored Data Center Integration and IT Process Automation.  Many of Cisco’s partners will highlight their solutions as one of the 33 Cisco in-booth theater presentations at TechEd.

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Rick Speyer

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