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SAP HANA on SUSE – Thousands of customers can’t be wrong


SAP is a world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Over 350,000 customers run SAP software in more than 180 countries. Many of those customers are running their SAP applications on SAP HANA, the leading database today.

SAP HANA customers on SUSE


Since the introduction of SAP HANA, many businesses running their SAP systems on IBM Power servers were waiting for the in-memory database to be available on their platform of choice. Over 3 years ago SUSE collaborated with IBM and SAP and was first to deliver a Linux distribution for SAP HANA on IBM POWER processor-based systems. As a result, there are over 1000 happy customers running SAP HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise and IBM Power. Today IBM has 27 public customer references for SAP HANA on IBM Power … all on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. Check them out here.

But SUSE was not only the first delivering SAP HANA on IBM Power, SAP HANA was developed on SUSE Linux Enterprise. For many years SUSE Linux Enterprise was the only operating system for SAP HANA. This is why the majority of the SAP customers as well as SAP rely on SUSE, the #1 platform for SAP applications to ease the transition to the new digital age. Today over 90% of all SAP HANA implementations run on SUSE.

SAP HANA Innovation Award Winner


In 2017, SUSE won the SAP HANA Innovation Award with 28 award winner running the SAP HANA system on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Their stories can be found here.


Successful & satified customers


It’s no wonder that there are so many satisfied customers like Ctac, Boydak Holding or SAP:

  • “As a managed services provider, we need to be able to respond rapidly to set up a new customer or expand an existing customer’s capacity,” said Guy Schwartzmans, Ctac. “The combination of IBM Power Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications makes it easy to do just this, which is why this has become our platform of choice for deploying new SAP HANA systems.”
  • “The SUSE Linux Enterprise platform runs on both [IBM Power and x86] architectures, providing commonality that will simplify management, cut costs and enable us to respond faster to new requirements from the business.”  RAMAZAN YILDIRIM, IT & SAP Basis Manager, Boydak Holding
  • “With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, we are keeping the total cost of ownership for our highly standardized SAP cloud platform very low. Features like the cost-efficient, integrated Xen virtualization help to streamline our environment and contribute to savings.” Martin Heisig, SAP SE


Download our SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA success stories here.

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