Enterprise Linux Everywhere: SAP HANA, ERP, Database, Mobile, and Cloud

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

July 19, 2013 9:57 pm






Since the first release of Linux kernel in October 1991 by Linus Torvalds, happy coincidence and hard work of people projected this UNIX-like computer operating system to incredible market positions. Linux today is present in:

  • Mobile devices, thanks to Android (using Linux kernel) , where 400 million Android devices activated in 2012
  • More than 90% of operating systems used in the top supercomputers are Linux-based
  • SAP HANA runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • By 2017, 65% of UNIX-based applications and databases will migrate to Linux (Gartner)


Based on REALTECH Whitepaper “The Trend from UNIX to Linux in SAP® Data Centers: Large. Critical. Beyond Limits.”, we find that:

  • UNIX represents 90% of OS migrations source
  • Linux represents 56% of OS migrations destination
  • SAP customers achieve 70% and more lower TCO (SAP IT infrastructure) and gain more performance and/or reliability by moving to Linux

As per Gartner, ERP/X86 will become the standard within few years.


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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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