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Red Hat Extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA® to the Open Hybrid Cloud and with new Hardware Certifications

With the support of a strong partner ecosystem in our corner, Red Hat provides extensive choice of deployment options for big data applications, from new hardware configurations to the ability to leverage public, private and hybrid cloud services.

The availability of new certifications and deployment options enables customers to employ SAP HANA® across the open hybrid cloud, including via public cloud providers certified by Red Hat.

Customers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA now have the ability to harness the power of the public cloud through Red Hat certified cloud partners, including Virtustream and Secure24. Enterprises will be able to leverage the stability, security and reliability of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform upon which to run their public cloud-based big data workloads. These newly-available public cloud choices deliver on-demand analytical processing power while helping to reduce the overall cost of extreme data workloads, all backed by the support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. By extending Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to the public cloud, Red Hat provides a stable, secure and reliable platform for deployments of SAP HANA across the breadth of the open hybrid cloud.

Building on the solution’s June 2014 launch momentum, Hitachi Data Systems has now joined a growing list of industry giants offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA on SAP-certified hardware appliances. Hitachi Data Systems offers customers enterprise class scalability and performance through Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for the SAP HANA platform, providing solutions that deliver flexibility, scalability and investment protection, particularly for those who plan to migrate their compute and storage solutions to SAP HANA.

In addition, launch partners Dell, Fujitsu, and IBM now offer both scale-out as well as scale-up solutions.  Dell, Fujitsu, IBM, and NEC also provide solutions for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

The new cloud-based offerings, combined with additional certified providers and configurations of hardware for SAP HANA as well as the scale-up and scale-out certifications of our launch partners, deliver a set of solutions to help meet the growing enterprise demand for big data applications, all standardized on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

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