Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports the SAP HANA platform.
Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) and hypervisor that are both validated for use with SAP HANA environments, providing a level of open standardisation to organisations seeking greater choice of virtualised solutions, operational efficiencies and cost reductions in their data centres.
A scalable, flexible, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) powered virtualisation solution, Red Hat Virtualization provides an open, easy-to-use and more secure virtualisation platform that can handle diverse workloads, without extensive modifications or custom hardware.
By now supporting SAP HANA deployments, Red Hat Virtualization helps customers consolidate physical hardware to reduce IT expenses without losing operating capacity or functionality. Additionally, Red Hat Virtualization forms a solid foundation for innovative technologies, like Linux containers and cloud computing, while remaining easy to integrate with existing IT investments.
Because Red Hat Virtualization forms the basis for many of Red Hat’s next-generation computing technologies, this capability further enables customers to standardise on the Red Hat portfolio for their SAP HANA deployments. This can help to extend the flexibility of customer big data operations and provide more options when it comes to scaling to address extreme computing tasks.
“Red Hat is committed to delivering customer choice at all levels of the technology stack, from foundational technologies like the operating system and hypervisor to next-generation solutions built on Linux containers and OpenStack,” said Gunnar Hellekson, Senior Director, Product Management, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat.
“Red Hat Virtualization for SAP HANA demonstrates this commitment by providing a scalable, flexible and open platform upon which to run big data workloads and associated applications without the need for proprietary software lock-in or custom hardware.”
Christoph Theis, head of SAP Services, Finanz Informatik Technologie Services, added: “To deliver the absolute reliability and fast performance that our financial services and insurance customers expect for their critical enterprise transactions, we needed a robust virtualisation platform.
“Choosing Red Hat Virtualization means that we can deliver a high-performing, cloud-based SAP HANA solution that meets our customers’ requirements and can do so in a cost-effective manner.”Click below to share this article