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Traditionally deployed as a standalone technology, SAP HANA has been directly coupled with dedicated storage. Fujitsu is using the Nutanix-based hyper-converged infrastructure to promote the full integration of SAP HANA into wider data-centre infrastructures. This integration allows for more simplified management and greater scalability of SAP HANA workloads via a solution that is fully virtualised, meaning that operating systems and hosted software are run on top of virtual hardware, Nutanix said
According to the company, running SAP and non-SAP workloads on a common, software-defined platform boosts performance for data-rich business applications such as in-memory data analytics applications enabled by SAP HANA. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud on Primergy optimises the use of data-centre resources across workloads and allows businesses to more flexibly scale their SAP landscapes as needed. Computing power and storage can be extended simultaneously by adding new nodes, while highly integrated, automated, cloud-like operations further reduce complexity and cost.
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud is software-defined, meaning that the management and control of the networking, storage and/or data centre infrastructure is automated by intelligent software rather than by infrastructure hardware, the company added.