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SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.5 goes live

May 6, 2014  

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SAP AG and VMware today announced that the SAP HANA platform on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use has been released to customers. According to a statement from the two companies, SAP HANA support of VMware vSphere 5.5’s virtualized environment will help further simplify and streamline data centre operation for organizations implementing a data centre virtualization strategy.

“Together with VMware, we are enabling customers to operate their SAP HANA-based mission-critical applications in virtual environments with confidence and to accelerate their journey to software-defined data centres and ultimately to the cloud,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP AG.

SAP HANA on vSphere has been released to customers on certified SAP HANA appliances or on SAP HANA tailored data centre integration application-verified hardware.

Up to 1TB and 32 physical cores (64 virtual cores) per VMware vSphere instance are supported
SAP HANA supports VMware vSphere capabilities for management of customer system landscape, including vMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware High Availability (HA).

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