1999 marks the year SAP solutions were deployed on Linux for the first time. To ensure joint support between SAP, server vendors and Linux distributors like SUSE, SAP established the Linux Lab. Over the years many, many projects were successfully concluded, starting with porting SAP R/3 to IBM zSeries or IBM pSeries, to supporting SAP’s Next-Generation in-memory database HANA, to delivering Data Hub and HANA via Containers to customers.
Speaking of customers, thousands of SAP customers including SAP themselves run successfully on Linux, a few examples here. All of them still enjoy excellent support through from all parties involved in the Linux Lab. This collaboration has been so successful that SAP is now encouraging all customer to move to SAP S/4HANA and therefore Linux by 2025.
To celebrate this milestone, the Linux Lab is hosting a Birthday Party on Wednesday this week starting at 4pm at the Golf Club in St. Leon-Rot (registration through the Linux Lab).