By Zev Rubenstein, NetApp, NetApp Data Protection Product Marketing Manager
SAP® HANA is designed to crunch data in real-time using an in-memory database. Customers using SAP HANA are using it to gain a competitive edge, with best of breed use cases doing real-time analytics for decision support. As with other mission-critical infrastructures, downtime is not an option. In other words, it’s “too big (i.e. important) to fail”.
Cisco and NetApp Partnership with SAP, Leveraging NetApp MetroCluster Software
The good news is that Cisco and NetApp have teamed up to create the Cisco UCS with NetApp Storage for SAP HANA solution, which is an “appliance” that has been officially certified by SAP1. For those SAP HANA deployments which require zero downtime and zero data loss, there is a version of the design that integrates MetroCluster, our solution for Continuous Availability.
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(1) The official title is “The Cisco UCS with NetApp Storage for SAP HANA” – see the blog by Tobias Brandl for more information.